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Are ruptured spleens extraordinarily painful?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. David Fertel
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Yes they are painful

They present with pain in the lt.
Upper quadrant of the abdomin, and lt. Shoulder pain.

In brief: Yes they are painful

They present with pain in the lt.
Upper quadrant of the abdomin, and lt. Shoulder pain.
Dr. David Fertel
Dr. David Fertel
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