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Can a ruptured spleen cause sudden death?
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6 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
Ruptured spleen will cause internal bleeding.
If the injury is severe and there is no medical treatment available, then it is possible to die from internal bleeding.

In brief: Maybe
Ruptured spleen will cause internal bleeding.
If the injury is severe and there is no medical treatment available, then it is possible to die from internal bleeding.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The spleen is a organ that filters and recycles old red blood cells and may trap some white blood cells.
Because it is full of blood cells, if it ruptures, it can result in massive internal bleeding and is an emergent situation to be seen in er and may need surgery to stop bleeding or repair or remove spleen.

In brief: Yes
The spleen is a organ that filters and recycles old red blood cells and may trap some white blood cells.
Because it is full of blood cells, if it ruptures, it can result in massive internal bleeding and is an emergent situation to be seen in er and may need surgery to stop bleeding or repair or remove spleen.
Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
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