Ruptured spleen

What is Ruptured spleen?

A ruptured spleen is a medical emergency that occurs when your spleen develops a break in its surface. Your spleen, located just under your rib cage on your left side, helps your body fight infection and filter old blood cells from your bloodstream. A ruptured spleen is generally caused by a forceful blow to your abdomen, during a sporting mishap, a fistfight or a car crash.

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My son is 17 years old. Has been waking up more and more frequently with pain just under the left lower rib. It has been going on for approx. 8...

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Hi XXXXXXX,
I will try to help. I see you are concerned with an issue with the spleen, which is the area where you describe your son's pain. First...

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My 18 year old son has a stage 4 lacerated spleen injury received during a skiing accident. He was in ICU for two days and the trauma unit for four...

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He should be OK to go back to school bit should avoid any contact sports or rough physical activity for at least 4-6 weeks.

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Hi, my doctor said I my spleen has massively enlarged and I am having a prickly pain and extreme burning sensation. He told me he doesn't know what...

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Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

Enlargement of the spleen is called splenomegaly. In alot of cases the spleen enlarges as it does it normal...

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