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Is a swollen spleen life-threatening?

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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology
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In brief: It can be

The most serious complication of a swollen spleen is rupture is rupture and subsequent hemorrhage.
A spleen can swell due to many conditions(mononucleosis, leukemia, infection, liver disease). The major precaution is to avoid trauma to such(avoid any physical activity that could involve trauma). A swollen spleen should be monitored regularly by physician.

In brief: It can be

The most serious complication of a swollen spleen is rupture is rupture and subsequent hemorrhage.
A spleen can swell due to many conditions(mononucleosis, leukemia, infection, liver disease). The major precaution is to avoid trauma to such(avoid any physical activity that could involve trauma). A swollen spleen should be monitored regularly by physician.
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
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In brief: Usually not

But can be the sign of a more generalized illness process.

In brief: Usually not

But can be the sign of a more generalized illness process.
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
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