Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Bruised Spleen Treatment

Treatment for a spleen injury may include bed rest, intravenous fluids, or narcotic pain medication. Treatment for a severe spleen injury may include surgery to repair the spleen or surgery to remove the spleen.

Treatment for a spleen injury may include:

  • Bed rest:
    • Reduces the risk of bleeding
  • Intravenous fluid
  • Possible blood transfusion
  • Narcotic pain medication:
    • For moderate to severe pain
    • For short term use only
  • Surgery for a spleen injury:
    • To repair the injured spleen
  • Splenectomy:
    • Surgery to remove the spleen

Bruised Spleen Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat a spleen injury:

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Last Updated: Jan 5, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Bruised Spleen References
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