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Doctor insights on: Why Is The Spleen Prone To Rupturing

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Why is the spleen prone to rupturing?

Why is the spleen prone to rupturing?

Soft on the inside: Some parts of the body are soft on the inside and can't take a direct hit, or will rupture into pieces. Soft on the inside means not having tough fibrous strands to hold things in place. The brain is soft on the inside, but the skull protects it. The spleen is normally protected by the rib cage. In some diseases, the spleen enlarges and sticks down below the rib cage. Hit hard enough, it ruptures. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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If my spleen ruptures how long will I live?

If my spleen ruptures how long will I live?

Depends: If you have a ruptured spleen and get to hospital on time to be treated you will have a normal life; however, if splenectomy is performed, you will need to be vaccinated against encapsulated bacteria because you will be very susceptible to develop infections from such bacteria once you have no spleen. ...Read more

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If my spleen ruptures will I die immediately?

Unlikely: The most common cause of splenic injury is blunt trauma that occurs folllowing motor vehicle crashes. The degree of injury can vary from a mild bruise, to a tear, to a frank rupture. The spleen is a very vascular organ; if the injury is severe, life-threatening bleeding can occur that, if left untreated, can lead to death. Thankfully, most people make it to the er before that occurs. ...Read more

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Are ruptured spleens extraordinarily painful?

Are ruptured spleens extraordinarily painful?

Usually: Any internal bleeding within the abdominal cavity tends to irritate the lining of the cavity, simulating peritonitis, and causing significant pain. On rare occasion, a "contained rupture" of the spleen may occur which is not painful, only to "open up" days top weeks later. ...Read more

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If u push on your spleen can u make it rupture?

If u push on your spleen can u make it rupture?

Ruptured spleen: It would have to be a lot of force put on your spleen for it to rupture. With enough force, a blow to your abdomen during a sporting injury, a fistfight, or a car accident might lead to a ruptured spleen, which could cause life-threatening internal bleeding. ...Read more

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How intense is the pain when the spleen ruptures?

How intense is the pain when the spleen ruptures?

Have you ever...: Extremely painful in most cases, right from the get go. Have you ever experienced pain when running or jogging on the left upper part of your abdomen? Multiply that by 1, 000. ...Read more

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What are the chances of living when your spleen ruptures?

What are the chances of living when your spleen ruptures?

Depends: Generally very good if you get early medical care. ...Read more

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What are my chances of living if my spleen were to rupture?

What are my chances of living if my spleen were to rupture?

Unpredictable: Splenic trauma puts one at-risk for internal bleeding, the severity of which varies by the degree of injury. When evaluated w/a ct scan & monitored in a hospital setting, some people may avoid surgery; others require life-saving splenectomy. Therefore, ones chances of surviving splenic rupture in a hospital setting are very high; outside the hospital, unpredictable and dangerous. ...Read more

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What are your chances of surviving when your spleen ruptures?

What are your chances of surviving when your spleen ruptures?

100%, almost: A rupture of the spleen should almost never be fatal, unless there are other injuries in the abdomen with internal bleeding that cannot be controlled. ...Read more

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How hard does someone have to get hit to rupture their spleen?

Depends on quality: Of the spleen.
If its a healthy, then considerable amount of force would be needed, or a rib fractured in that area can puncture it. A fall onto left side causes the left elbow hitting the splenic region is a known way of splenic rupture.
If the spleen is diseased (weakened) from any cause, then a minor trauma can certainly rupture it. ...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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What could happen if your spleen is ruptured?

What could happen if your spleen is ruptured?

You have internal: Bleeding and you will need to be admitted to the hospital. You blood counts need to be followed and you need to be seen by a general surgeon to address it. ...Read more

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Can I have ruptured my spleen?

Can I have ruptured my spleen?

Yes, with trauma: Trauma to the left upper portion of your abdomen or the lower portion of your left ribcage can result in a splenic injury, either a laceration or contusion/hematoma of the spleen. The main worry with a splenic injury is bleeding. A hemodynamically stable patient with such an injury may be put at bedrest and followed closely. Others go to the OR for repair or removal of the spleen. ...Read more

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Will I know if I ruptured my spleen?

Splenic rupture: You would certainly know there is a serious problem in your abdomen. Splenic rupture is an emergency, often associated with abdominal trauma such as a car accident. Your spleen can bleed profusely if it ruptures and you can lose a lot of blood quickly. ...Read more

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How to know if my spleen has ruptured?

Pain: I would believe most cases of splenic ruptures would be trauma such as a car accident or participating in contact sport as football. There are medical conditions that cause enlargement of the spleen and could possible cause a rupture. Pain would be the most common symptom. The pain most likely would be in the abdomen but pain can be referred to other areas such as the back, chest, or pelvis ...Read more

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How can I tell if I've ruptured my spleen?

Abdominal pain: Abdominal pain would be severe. Anemia can show up on a blood test. The capsule surrounding the spleen maybe torn and some symptoms and even blood tests may not reveal a classic full blown picture. Get checked if you are concerned. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of a spleen rupture?

What are the side effects of a spleen rupture?

Bleeding: The most serious problem is bleeding that can be lifethreatening. This may lead to surgery to remove the spleen or repair it. ...Read more

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Would I be able to tell if my spleen had ruptured?

Would I be able to tell if my spleen had ruptured?

Usually: A ruptured spleen will usually cause internal bleeding within the abdominal cavity, which is quite painful and hard to miss. On occasion, there may be a contained rupture that does not cause immediate symptoms; this would be seen by ct scan even in the absence of symptoms. ...Read more

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How likely will malaria cause my spleen to rupture?

Uncommon: The medical literature suggests that splenic rupture occurs in about 2% (2 out of 100) of malaria cases. This occurs more often during the early phases of the malaria attack and is more common in malaria strains found in turkey. The most common symptom is pain the the left upper abdomen. ...Read more

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Can a spleen rupture even without a serious trauma or injury?

Can a spleen rupture even without a serious trauma or injury?

Yes: Spontaneous spleenic rupture can be caused by infectious mononucleosis, blood (hematological) diseases such as hemolytic anemia and certain types of lymphoma, malaria, pancreatitis. ...Read more

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Help doctors! What're your chances of living when your spleen ruptures?

Your chances are. ..: Good. Surgeons frequently see splenic injuries (ruptures) from blunt abdominal trauma. Patients who are hemodyamically stable and not actively bleeding can often be treated nonoperatively, and the spleen scars back together. Unstable, actively bleeding patients undergo operation to repair or remove the spleen. In developed countries, it is rare to die of a splenic injury these days. ...Read more

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What's the best way to know if my spleen has ruptured and when do I go in?

You'll know: If you had a recent trauma to the spleen area, you will be hurting a lot to start with. If you have any significant spleen rupture, you will have internal hemorrhage. When in doubt, it is always a good idea to have it checked out. ...Read more

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What are the first things I should do if I know someone's spleen has ruptured?

Go to hospital: You should go to the hospital immediately. The spleen is very vascular and if it ruptures, the abdominal cavity can fill with blood very quickly leading to a rapid drop in blood pressure, loss of consciousness, and possibly death. After being evaluated by the emergency physician and possibly having surgery, a few vaccines may be necessary to prevent some infections. ...Read more

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If a person is an alcoholic and his spleen ruptures from an injury what is teatment?

Goto ER: Its an emergency. You could bleed to death. Sometimes surgery is warranted to remove the spleen. ...Read more

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How is a ruptured spleen treated?

Depends: If the injury is minor, observation in the hospital for a few days is all that is required. If the injury is major, surgery will be needed to remove the spleen and control any internal bleeding. A CT scan is the best way to know how serious the injury is. ...Read more

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What can cause a ruptured spleen?

Trauma: An accident such as a serious fall, car accident, knife or gun shot injury, or being struck very hard in the abdomen can cause ruptured spleen. Rare situations of minor injury in a person with an already enlarged or diseased spleen could result in splenic damage too. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a ruptured spleen?

How dangerous is a ruptured spleen?

Potentially...Very: The spleen is a very vascular organ and, though well protected by the rib cage, is susceptible to blunt trauma. Minor injuries may usually be managed by "watchful waiting", but rupture can lead to life-threatening bleeding. In the past, this meant splenectomy. Nowadays, we can often stop the bleeding nonsurgically by internally closing off the bleeding vessels via interventional radiology. ...Read more

Rupture (Definition)

When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more