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Will My Spleen Rupture If I Laugh Too Hard
Generally, no: The spleen may become mildly to grossly enlarged during the course of having mono. In general, your physician will recommend no "rough physical activity" such as football or skiing. A hearty, robust laugh should not be enough to rupture spleen and it may in fact be good for the healing process. Just be aware, don't let the laughter get you too riled up though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rarely: It has been reported. http://journal.publications.chestnet.org/article.aspx?articleid=1083768.Get a more detailed answer ›
I bumped my left side where my spleen is with my fist. Not too hard and I don't feel anything. My spleen was slightly enlarged at the docs. Did it rupture or should I be okay?
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
I have mono and can't have sex, so can I "take care of business" by myself, or will my spleen rupture?
I wouldn't worry : I would not be concerned that your efforts would put your spleen at risk. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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