5 doctors weighed in:

If my spleen explodes, what is the chance I will die?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Splenic rupture may be life threatening.
This depends on the degree of "rupture". Severe pain in back or upper abdomen after trauma requires immediate medical attention. Surgery may be required but in some instances, in hospital observation is all that is required as small ruptures can heal on their own. Abrupt onset of light headedness requires immediate evaluation.

In brief: Depends

Splenic rupture may be life threatening.
This depends on the degree of "rupture". Severe pain in back or upper abdomen after trauma requires immediate medical attention. Surgery may be required but in some instances, in hospital observation is all that is required as small ruptures can heal on their own. Abrupt onset of light headedness requires immediate evaluation.
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Thank
1 doctor agrees

In brief: High

If you don't reach a hospital before exsanguination.

In brief: High

If you don't reach a hospital before exsanguination.
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Mark Pack
Board Certified, Surgery
27 years in practice
3M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors