Can a ruptured spleen hurt my health?

Sure. A ruptured spleen can be fatal depending on the extent of the injury. Imho that is the worst thing it can do to you. However even removing the spleen (and saving your life) can lead to overwhelming infections. Most of us try nonoperative therapy first followed by surgery if this fails. Most of the time a repair can be done, but sometimes it must be removed.

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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 more...
RUPTURED SPLEEN. You had spontaneous rupture and they need to find out why that happened. ( most important). If it still hurts, a follow up ct scan is needed to rule out abscess or large hematoma causing pressure symptoms. There are significant illnesses that can produce spontaneous rupture of the spleen. Read more...

Ok I had a spleenic infarction the dr told me basically it was a ruptured spleen and should get better and it still hurts after 8 months?

Follow up. A splenic infarction is different than a ruptured spleen. An infarct is likely a blood clot that caused part of the spleen to lose its blood supply and die. A ruptured spleen is a broken or fractured spleen usually from an accident or injury that would result in internal bleeding. Both can cause pain. You may need to have a new examination with your doctor and have tests for your spleen again. Read more...
Why infarction? You should find out why you had an infarction. For ex - if you have blood clots in the heart they can continue to cause problems to your spleen. If you now have a cyst in the spleen it may be growing and causing pain. In the absence of fever it is unlikely to be an infection. I would get a ct scan to see if anything has changed in your spleen. It may give clues to your pain or underlying problem. Read more...