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I was just diagnosed with splenic infarction. The hospital couldn`t give me much info. What do I need to do and how long does the pain last?Dangerous?

I was just diagnosed with splenic infarction. The hospital couldn`t give me much info. What do I need to do and how long does the pain last?Dangerous?

Doctor: I assume this was diagnosed as a result of CT scan of the abdomen after ER visit. You need prescription medicine for pain relief but you are already on Lortab .You have Factor V Leiden which is a cause of splenic infarction. Be sure a doctor is following you.Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can you die from a splenic infarction?

Can you die from a splenic infarction?

Yes, but unlikely: A very large splenic infarction can be fatal, but this is unusual. The underlying cause of the infarction needs to be determined, and treatment suggested. Atrial fibrillation or other heart rhythm disturbance is a common cause of splenic infarction. ...Read more

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What causes a splenic infarction?

What causes a splenic infarction?

No Blood to Spleen: A splenic infarction occurs when there is not enough blood going to the spleen to give it nutrients & oxygen its cells need to survive. Anything that cuts off blood supply to the spleen can cause an infarct. Ex. Trauma causing blood vessels to be destroyed, sickle cell anemia & other problems that lead to clogged arteries going to the spleen, autoimmune disease, blood cell disease, emboli, etc. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: splenic infarction?

An infarction: Is the interruption of blood flow, as in myocardial infarction (mi) stopping blood flow to the cardiac muscle. The tissue beyond the blockage will die if the blood supply is not restored. In this case the involved organ would be the spleen. ...Read more

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Does splenic infarction usually cause many symptoms?

Sometimes: A lot of time you feel nothing, but sometimes it can be very painful on the left upper part of the abdomen. You can get fevers and chills too. A ct scan of the abdomen can confirm this diagnosis. ...Read more

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My husband has a very large splenic infarction caused when they had to embolize his splenic artery. Does his spleen need to be removed?

Not necessarily: Is he having a lot of pain? Is the original issue that required arterial embolization still active? How much of the vascular arcade was embolized? It is in your husband's best interest to keep in touch with the doc who performed the procedure. ...Read more

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Does having a splenic infarct always mean something else is going on? Such as autoimmune or cancer?

Does having a splenic infarct always mean something else is going on? Such as autoimmune or cancer?

Usually: Splenic infarct common in sickle cell disease and gaucher disease, from thrombosis. Clot formation in infections (such as infectious mononucleosis, cytomegalovirus infection, malaria. Hematological malignancies such as leukemia etc. Idiopathic venous thrombosis can also be etiology. ...Read more

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Splenic infarct and now dr says he wishes he could ff 2 yrs so we will know what is wrong with me either autoimmune or cancer? Is he right? Scared!

Splenic infarct and now dr says he wishes he could ff 2 yrs so we will know what is wrong with me either autoimmune or cancer? Is he right? Scared!

Splenic infarction: I didn't understand what u mean by ff . The cause of splenic infarction doesn't have to be always bad ones. Ofcourse there are possibilities of malignancy but there are other causes like rhythm problems with heart or atherosclerosis of blood vessels. We have to try and find out the cause, follow with your doc. ...Read more

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Is a spleen infarction cause by some type of bacteria infection?

Splenic infarcts: Sometimes. The main causes of splenic infarcts are clots (thrown from the heart which can be from a heart valve infection or an enlarged heart w/ blood pooling then clotting; or due to someone w/a disease wh/causes clots like sickle cell or cancer), a rapidly enlarging spleen outgrowing its blood supply (infections like mono/cmv or certain blood diseases); rarely autoimmune diseases cause infarcts. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Splenic Infarction (Definition)

An infarct is simply tissue that is devoid of blood circulation, usually leading to death of the cells downstream to the blockage. The spleen is part of the immune system in the left upper quadrant. A splenic infarct is when a part or all of the spleen's circulation is interrupted causing part of the spleen to shrink or die. It is often associated with pain in the ...Read more


Infarction (Definition)

When the blood supply of a tissue is compromised by whatever mechanism, the tissue will stop working and if blood flow is not restored, the tissue will eventually die ("infarct", both verb and noun). The clinical picture that runs with development of an infarct ("heart attack"; ...Read more