might be getting my spleen removed please read?!?

I might be getting my spleen removed laparoacopicly and was wondering if anyone else has had this done as well. If so what is it like after the surgery (eating habbits, pain, mobility ec). I know the doctor will go over this stuff too I just want to be a little prepared before going in. I do know that my spleen is enlarged. The last time it was measured (in July) it was 20 cm.

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  • 6 years ago
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    Depends on why you're getting your spleen removed....worst case you're at increased risk of certain infections (encapsulated gram negatives). If you're getting your spleen removed because you have leukemia or a blood disorder, you should already have life changes in place. The question is really why is your spleen enlarged?

    Source(s): Doctor (me)
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