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What Is The Feeling Of A Ruptured Spleen Like
Likely not.: There are many many reasons why you feel light headed. Most of those reasons have nothing to do with your spleen. Have you sustained major abdominal trauma recently? Do you have abdominal pain? If the answers to both questions is no, then it is not your spleen. If the answers to both questions is yes, you should see a doctor, but it still seems unlikely. ...Read more
Very bad: Splenic "rupture" or injury is usually a result of direct blunt trauma. It is accompanied by severe pain. Dizziness or light headedness can be experienced, due to internal bleeding. This can be a life-threatening problem and if there is any concern, you should seek immediate medical evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son has a ruptured spleen. Was sent home from er. What are some side effects while healing like maybe chills etc.?
Watch for bleeding: In children every effort will be made to save the spleen , to avoid the future life threatening infections of pnemococcus, meningococcous .Acts as filter of damaged rbc , & vital immunological roll. Need to watch rebleeding, dizziness , rapid pulse, looking pale less common infection, yes chills follow doctor instruction , any doubt take back to er to prevent life threatening re-bleed. ...Read more
Perhaps 6-12 months: Most ruptured spleens are due to trauma, in which case most of the time they are surgically removed. You can live without a spleen, though it does have some impact of immune function. Iron storage (also done in bone marrow and liver), and old red blood cell destruction (life of an RBC is 100 days). Must avoid any contact sports or further trauma to that area (left upper quadrant of abdomen). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a ruptured spleen and took no contact it just happend my dr told me that it will heal and left it in but it still hurts when will it stop 8month?
Diagnosis?: You may have misunderstood your doctor. Spleens do not spontaneously rupture. A ruptured spleen is usually a surgical emergency unless only the capsule is ruptured. You should go back to your doctor and get some specific answers to whatever your problem is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain AND BLEEDING: Left upper quadrant and left shoulder pain probably present, due to bleeding. It depends on the extent of injury whether surgery is needed. Bedrest and observation under medical care necessary until stable. Unstable or continuous bleeding requires surgery and removal of spleen. After splenectomy, then vaccines for some bacteria would be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How badly ruptured: If you are not actively bleeding or are only minimally bleeding it can be watched and left in place. If bleeding is heavy or uncontrollable it will be removed if you are an adult or if you are a child an attempt to repair the spleen may be undertaken. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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