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How to tell if I have a ruptured spleen?

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In brief: Usually

Ruptured spleen causes intra abdominal hemorrhage and shock within a few hours of injury.
In some cases, a small tear can cause limited bleeding, which can even stop. The only way to know for sure whether you have a splenic injury or not, or its extent, is to do an imaging study, such as ultrasound or ct scan.

In brief: Usually

Ruptured spleen causes intra abdominal hemorrhage and shock within a few hours of injury.
In some cases, a small tear can cause limited bleeding, which can even stop. The only way to know for sure whether you have a splenic injury or not, or its extent, is to do an imaging study, such as ultrasound or ct scan.
Dr. Robert Uyeda
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In brief: You cannot

The patient would have serious abdominal pain, shock, even death.
Usually after major athletic or vehicular trauma. Occasionally with other disease with enlarged spleen a rupture can occur.

In brief: You cannot

The patient would have serious abdominal pain, shock, even death.
Usually after major athletic or vehicular trauma. Occasionally with other disease with enlarged spleen a rupture can occur.
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