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Normal spleen, can it grow back from having a spleenectomy?

Normal spleen, can it grow back from having a spleenectomy?

No: A spleen will not regenerate in the normal anatomical position after splenectomy. However, if the capsule of the spleen is disrupted during removal, a condition called splenosis can develop where little collections of splenic tissue form in the abdominal cavity. ...Read more

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When a spleen is rupture can it grow back and become a normal spleen?

When a spleen is rupture can it grow back and become a normal spleen?

Need more info: Was the spleen removed with surgery or did the ruptured spleen heal on its own? If removed it will not grow back, but small chance if there were any pieces of residual spleen that small pieces may grow. If the spleen ruptured & healed on its own then there is no change to the spleen. ...Read more

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Can your spleen grow back?

Can your spleen grow back?

It's happened!: One person in four has one or more miniature spleens. After therapeutic splenectomy, they regrow sometimes as big as the original, frustrating the surgeon -- or if the spleen is removed because of accidental injury, it's good news. ...Read more

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Does a spleen ever grow back after removal?

Does a spleen ever grow back after removal?

Yes: About one person in four has a miniature second spleen and this will enlarge if the main one is removed. This is common. Even if you think this has happened, you should still be immunized against pneumococcus and should remain vigilant against the bacteria to which you're extra-vulnerable -- get seen at once for any fever that's not obviously a mild viral illness. ...Read more

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If anyone has had their spleen grow back, how would you know it?

If anyone has had their spleen grow back, how would you know it?

Surprise! Surprise!: You'd get a return receipt requested letter from the spleen,informing you that it had risen from the field of retained splenic tissue if most of it had been removed surgically-maybe with a footnote attached from any hidden teeny weeny accessory spleens that took over for BigDaddy.Oh,sorry,I meant a letter about the Ultrasound or CT test that found it/them inadvertently when taken for other reasons ...Read more

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When you have have spleenectomy can your spleen grow back to a normal spleen?

When you have have  spleenectomy can your spleen grow back to a normal spleen?

No. : The spleen will not regenerate following its removal. However, if the spleen is shattered, sometimes a small piece may remain in the abdominal cavity and develop a new blood supply. Also, some people are born with accessory spleens that can become more functional after splenectomy. ...Read more

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Left side pain in location of spleen under rib cage. Pain increases whenever I lean back or breathe in. Started 3 days ago, same pain level.

Left side pain in location of spleen under rib cage. Pain increases whenever I lean back or breathe in. Started 3 days ago, same pain level.

Evaluation needed: Three days of this discomfort requires an evaluation by a physician who will take a thorough history and perform a careful physical examination in order to make a diagnosis.Appropriate tests will be ordered. Possibilities include muscular discomfort, spleen or left lower lobe lung pathology ,even a pinched intercostal nerve or a rib injury. ...Read more

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Why is my spleen growing back after splenectomy?

Accessory spleen: About 10 percent of people have an accessory spleen. In some cases, this can also be due to part of the original spleen taking hold and growing as an autotransplant, also called splenosis. These accessory spleens can be functional, and depending on the reason for the original splenectomy, this may be of clinical significance or not. ...Read more

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Pain around my left rib varies from front side an back?! Could it be my spleen?

Pain around my left rib varies from front side an back?! Could it be my spleen?

Spleen pain: is rare. In the absence of abdominal trauma, or some hypercoagulability of the blood causing infarction, spleen pain is very rare. More likely would be gas pain from the left colon or musculoskeletal pain. If it continues to be bothersome, see your primary care for evaluation. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more