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    my spleen is not working

    ive just been told that my spleen isnt working... what do i need to do or not do?
    is my back pain got anything to do with my spleen not working?

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    People w/ out a spleen or have a non-functional spleen are at an increased risk of a serious infection from an encapsulated bacteria which can be fatal.
    They are many options today besides a complete removal of your spleen, splenectomy, which is still a viable option. Yes, your back pain can be from problems with your spleen.
    In an effort to preserve some of the spleen's protective roles attempts are now often made to preserve a small part of the spleen when performing either surgical subtotal (partial) splenectomy or partial spleen removal.
    Other treatments now include To minimise the risks associated with a partial splenectomy are antibiotic and vaccination protocols have been established.


    TREATMENTS WITH A PARTIAL SPLEEN REMOVAL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING-




    • Antibiotic - Because of the increased risk of infection, physicians administer oral antibiotics as a after a surgical splenectomy. Patients are also cautioned to start a full-dose course of antibiotics at the first onset of an upper or lower respiratory tract infection (for example, sore throat or cough), or at the onset of any fever.




    • Vaccinations - It is suggested that splenectomized persons receive the appropriate vaccinations, and ideally prior to planned splenectomy surgery:




    Influenza vaccine, every winter, to help prevent getting secondary bacterial infection.


    GO SEE AT MINIMUM of 3 RECOMMEND SPECIALISED BEFORE YOU MAKE ANY MEDICAL DECISION ON THIS MEDICAL MATTER.


    I hope this helps and you successfully treat this condition and get 100% well! God Bless.

    the spleen is like the appendix and is not really needed supposedly..................buty hey I aint a doctor so go see one.

    You need to go to a specialist who can help you and yes your back pain could have something to do with your spleen. you can also use the internet to so allot of research to find out what you should do. Go to health web sites but most important go to Doctor and a specialist to help you.



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