What are symptoms of a ruptured spleen?
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Symptoms of Ruptured Spleen can vary largely. One of common symptoms seen are abdominal pain and tenderness. n case of internal bleeding, patients usually feel confused or lightheaded, mainly the blood pressure keeps dropping. Other symptoms can include fainting and blurred vision, which are common especially in severe cases. Also, at times, patients not only feel abdominal pain, but they also experience tachycardia, hypotension as well as left shoulder pain.
The classic symptom of a ruptured spleen is a nagging pain in the left shoulder. Very strange because the spleen is somewhere below the bottom left rib! However when I was hospitalised after a motorcycle accident in late 1964 my left shoulder was X rayed but there was no sign of a break. I was therefore taken home in an ambulance and spent the night in agony with my father holding me down on the…
Yes, and it is called a 'ruptured spleen'. Accidents that apply trauma to the abdominal area often rupture the spleen, and it must then be removed by surgery because the spleen is a repository for blood and someone can bleed out internally if the spleen isn't removed. You can live without your spleen just fine, by the way.