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Can you exercise without a spleen?
You can be active without a spleen, but you’re at increased risk of becoming sick or getting serious infections. This risk is highest shortly after surgery. People without a spleen may also have a harder time recovering from an illness or injury.
How long does it take to recover from spleen removal surgery?
Recovering from surgery takes 4 to 8 weeks. You may have some of these symptoms as you recover: Pain around the incision for a few weeks. This pain should lessen over time.
Can you play sports after splenectomy?
Athletes with splenic injury have returned to unrestricted activity 3 weeks after splenectomy. Radiographic healing time is directly proportional to splenic injury grade.
What are the side effects of living without a spleen?
If the spleen does not work properly, it may start to remove healthy blood cells. This can lead to: anaemia, from a reduced number of red blood cells. an increased risk of infection, from a reduced number of white blood cells.
Does no spleen make you immunocompromised?
Someone without a spleen is at increased risk of severe, or even deadly, infections from these encapsulated bacteria. Fortunately, vaccines significantly decrease the risk of these infections, and are available against the most common types (Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenza, and Neisseria meningitidis).
Do you lose weight after a splenectomy?
Because of its location right next to the stomach, an enlarged spleen can press on the stomach. This can make someone feel not hungry, or they may get full after just a small amount of food. This can lead to weight loss.
Can running rupture your spleen?
A ruptured spleen is typically caused by a blow to the left upper abdomen or the left lower chest, such as might happen during sporting accidents, fistfights and car crashes. An injured spleen can rupture soon after the abdominal trauma or, in some cases, days or weeks after the injury. An enlarged spleen.
Can I take ibuprofen for spleen pain?
Then tiny bits of material are placed into the blood vessel to help form a clot. If we cannot stop the bleeding, we may need to remove the spleen. For 4 weeks, do not take aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve).