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Spleen Disorders and Splenectomy

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  • Told they probably remove my spleen

    About 8 weeks ago, I was suddenly in the worst pain I ever experienced in my life, after arriving at hospital and a CT scan I was informed half my spleen has died, after 11 days in hospital on morphine and tramadol, I was sent home, 2 weeks ago the consultant told me that I will probably need my...

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  • Antibiotics

    Had to have mynspleen removed due to adrenal removal. Was wondering if everyone has been on antibiotics

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  • Acute GI Bleed after splenectomy

    About 6 weeks ago I had a splenectomy due to rupture during aortic aneurysm surgery. Two weeks later I developed an Acute GI Bleed. I was given blood and am being treated with gastric medication, which seems to be working very slowly. Has anyone else had this problem? Just wondering if it has anything...

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  • Splenic Abscesses Surgery or not?

    I am writing on behalf of my sister who is being pushed to have her spleen removed.  She is in the hospital as we speak due to infectious abscesses on her spleen apparently caused by a previous procedure done in another hospital.  She does not want this major surgery - at least not now (It's...

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  • Post- splenectomy Pains

    I had an emergency splenectomy in 2013 due to the trauma to my left side in a pretty bad accident. My spleen was ruptured and it had to be taken out to save me. But I've been having pains in my abdomen...begins on the left side and grows from that point to my back and other parts of my abdomen. I've...

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  • Pain 8 Years Post-Splenectomy

    I had my spleen removed in 2009. It was enlarged and they removed it as a precaution due to my line of work.  I have always had left side pains right under the rib cag since the day it was removed. Over the past year I have noticed the pains getting worse and more frequent.  It is nothing I...

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  • spleen and tonsils regrew after both removed in childhood

    I recently had an MRI for an unrelated matter when there was comment about a substantial scar and question about abdominal surgery. I said I had had a bad horse riding accident at 9 and had a splenectomy - common practice for a ruptured spleen in 1961, just scoop it all out.   It apparently regrew...

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  • Pet ownership and insect bites

    So, I have another worry! We have a dog and I’m wondering if it’s safe to keep her. Does anyone else have experience of being asplenic and owning a pet? Also, do I need to see a doctor for every tiny insect bite I get, or is that advice just for tick bites etc? Many thanks!

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  • 10 days since emergency splenectomy

    It's 10 days since I had a fall and ended up needing an emergency splenectomy. The whole experience has been pretty scary. Anyway, I'm out of hospital and healing well, if slowly. Staples came out today and I'm booked in for vaccinations in a few days. The thing that's worrying me most...

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  • asplenia has changed my life

    I lost my spleen due to a colonscopy where my spleen was ruptured. I feel it has unfortunately changed my life in a negative way. I now live with anxiety, always worrying if a slight chill, a tooth ache, a slight cold, a headache, will it end up becoming an OPSI . I no longer own pets due to...

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  • I had a laparoscopic splenectomy on 11/25/2017

    On 11/17/17 I had a coil embolism to fix a splenic artery aneurysm. This resulted in the death of my spleen. On 11/25/17 my spleen was removed laparoscopically. I have had many complications including a pseudo cyst on my pancreas. I run a fever usually low grade and my body hurts all the time like I...

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  • Spleen removal

    Hello, I've been dealing with severe abdominal pain for almost a year. They finally figured out that I have a large cyst on my spleen that is pressing on my stomach. They said I can either take my spleen out or leave it as they are not 100% sure that this is causing my pain. I am a teacher so I am...

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  • Should I have splenectomy for painful cysts?

    Hi I have had mid left back pain for about a year. All usual back conditions eliminated. They have found splenic cysts. They are assuming these are causing the pain as can’t find anything else wrong with me. Cysts possibly laying on a nerve? I have been told they can’t remove the cysts so I have to decide...

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  • Can splenic cysts be removed

    I have splenic cysts that cause terrible back pain. I am told by my consultant that they never remove spleen cysts as it is too dangerous, & the only solution is to remove the spleen. However I keep coming across cases on the internet where cysts have been removed. Any advice please ?

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  • suffering form enlarge spleen problem

    my name is beauty i am 28 years old last 10 years i am suffering form enlarge spleen problem my spleen size in 23 cm that way my platelate is all time low near about 40,000 to 60,000 and my WBC count 1500 to 2800 plzz help me i am so worred for my life plzzzzz help me

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  • This hurts so bad

    hello, I just came across this forum. I have read many of your posts, but I haven't seen anyone with my same problems. And apparently neither have the doctors. I'm desperate for just any clue to my condition. Well, I'm 40 male, and a few years ago I had some issues with bladder and prostate...

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  • splenectomy

    I'm glad I've found this site. i had a splenectomy due to a RTA in 1992, recently I've had lower back pain and occasional abdominal pain, doctor just says physio and controlled pain killers, it's not helping, so turned to internet, I had forgot about adhesion's which I had shortly...

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  • Possible spleen rupture? What can I do?

    Hi, I don't know whether I should be posting this here.  I have no idea if I could have possibly strained my spleen, or ruptured it.  Was diagnosed with Mono/Glandular fever in October. Of course, my spleen was enlarged and tender. I could even feel pain in that area when I was walking. ...

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  • I still feel unwell

    I been feeling so unwell the last few weeks I went to my gp 2 weeks ago because I had severe earache and fever I take erythromycin 250mg twice a day I have been since I had my splenectomy nearly 20yrs ago i was told if I felt unwell to take 4 tablets a day I done that but it got worse so I went to my...

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  • Swimming pools

    Hi.  I had a splenectomy in August '16 due to haemolytic anaemia.I've had all vaccinations & take Erythromicin every day. I was told by my hospital consultant to avoid swimming pools. I'm going to the Canary Islands next week & am staying in a private villa with a pool. I asked...

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  • Malaria

    I have had my spleen removed at the age of 16 due to a sports injury and was told by my GP that I should never vist a malaria area as it would be fatal should I contract malaria I have been for my immune booster injections on a regular basis and injury happened 17 years ago. What I need to know is there...

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  • Being Around Sick People

    Hello All. I'm so happy to have found this group. Thank you for all your advice. My question is about being around people who are ill. When going over to friends' houses do you ask about every member of the household and leave if someone has been or is sick?  How do you handle it...

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  • Spleen and adrenal removal

    I recently (4 days) had both operated on and taken out.  I am just trying to touch base with any other people who have had this as I feel a bit at a loss. I had a knee replaced a couple of years ago and found the help and support of the group to be so helpful. I feel as if my kidneys are not wroking...

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  • Post splenectomy. Tiredness?

    I took a fall, skateboarding a few months back and broke 2 ribs and was discharged. A few nights later my spleen ruptured in the night, I was taken to hospital and had my spleen removed that night. 4 months on and I am pretty much fully recovered, although this was the worst thing I have ever experienced...

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  • asplenia and dentist etc.etc. etc.!!!!

    hello, I had an emergency surgery to remove my spleen 4 months ago due to a botched colonoscopy. I also found out I had mild/moderate colitits. My dentist said i need antibiotics for all dental work including cleaning my teeth. My primary care and her friend an infectious disease docy told the dentist...

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  • Spleen Hurts

    Hello! This is urgent. I don't want my mom to know, however, have told a trusted gaurdian. Yesterday, I was in a game of basketball at school, and a larger kid came at me and when my arms were up elbowed me(Pretty hard) right under my rib cage and in that tender place between your hip and ribs. It's...

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  • emergency splenectomy -so scared

    hello, I hademergencysurgery for a splenectomy due toalacerated spleen duringa colonoscopy. It wasa month ago.I am terrifed with fearofgetting sepsis. I can't really take prophylaxis low dose antibiotics every day because I have colitis and the Gi doc is afraid of cdiff caused by broad spectrum antibiotics....

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  • Spleen removal

    So 10 months ago I had my spleen removed while I was 34 weeks pregnant due to a splenic aneurysm. I spent a week in the ICU and when they discharged me just said I needed shots every year. The more I'm looking online I'm seeing people taking penicillin and antibiotics but every time I ask the...

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  • Daily antibiotics

    I've had spleenectomy 14 yrs ago, my family doctor doesn't think I need daily antibiotics but other doctors seem to think I should be on a daily dose of antibiotics. i get sick a lot and develop secondary infections as a result. Can anyone tell me if they are on a daily dose of antibiotics?...

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  • Asplenia...

    I am 57 yr old female and two weeks ago had my spleen removed. Looking for others with same . I want to know how you have lived day to day with this ... Admitting to being a little spooked by whole thing . Cheers Pam

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  • Splenectomy and doctors

    I had a splenectomy at about 18 months old after being involved in a car accident. 23 years on I take my penicillin when myself or people around me are ill. I am always so cautious when I'm ill and visit the doctor because for every illness going, websites such as the NHS one always say if you have...

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  • Daily antibiotics

    I've had spleenectomy 14 yrs ago, my family doctor doesn't think I need daily antibiotics but other doctors seem to think I should be on a daily dose of antibiotics. i get sick a lot and develop secondary infections as a result. Can anyone tell me if they are on a daily dose of antibiotics?...

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  • Spleen on wrong side

    Hello Wondered if anyone has come across this, I recently had a scan regarding my 2 failed IVF cycles. Whilst I was being scanned the nurse was getting herself into a bit of a tiz, turns out my spleen is on my right side rather than left. This is causing my liver to be very centre rather than to the...

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