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How long can you live without a spleen? I'm 19. Haven't had one for 3 years.

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Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine
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In brief: A long life

Removal of the spleen makes you slightly more susceptible to certain types of bacterial infections (pneumococcal) but you should have been immunized against them. You can still live a normal lifespan without it.
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In brief: A long life

Removal of the spleen makes you slightly more susceptible to certain types of bacterial infections (pneumococcal) but you should have been immunized against them. You can still live a normal lifespan without it.
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