I Have No Spleen

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 101 People

    All Is Good

    I relinquished my spleen 51 years ago at the tender age of 5...I was lead to believe I was the 5th in Great Britain to have the operation (think I was being bigged up ) Mine was due to sphycitosis...think I've spelt that correctly.Initially I was convinced I was sure to die...
    tigger56 tigger56
    2 Responses Apr 7, 2012

    I lost my spleen at 8

    after being hit by a car. I'm 47 now. I remember a grogginess after the op that has never gone away. I lost my ability to concentrate at school and as a result I absconded a lot. This led to me being expelled and my so called employment history has taken a similar path...
    HughieDixon HughieDixon
    46-50, M
    1 Response Oct 6, 2015

    From the World's End!

    Hi everyone, I'm from Argentina, a semi-developed great country located at the south tip of South America. I can't believe what I'm reading here, I thought american doctors, despite all the known problems, were better than ours. It's what you'd expect but... I'm having my spleen...
    Argie Argie
    36-40, M
    8 Responses Sep 13, 2009

    Lost Spleen

    Hi, Just over a year ago I got kicked by my friends horse in the ribs, it was a cold morning and I was alone in the field with my horse and hers. I remember being breathless and in a bit of pain but most of all I was very cold. I managed to stumble up a mile long dirt track to...
    Gemh2009 Gemh2009
    4 Responses Mar 8, 2009

    Would Love Some Support With This Spleenless Thing...

    On May 6, 2011 I had 1/3 of my pancreas removed and my spleen.  I had a precancerous cyst on my pancreas.My surgeon warned me of nothing and acted like I shouldnt worry about anything. Since I have read on the internet of danger of infection, sepsis, fever, dental procedures...
    djspagel djspagel
    46-50, F
    22 Responses Jul 6, 2011

    No Spleen Champion!

    Hi everyone! I lost spleen on my 9 birthday in accident, after urgen surgery a stay 10 days in hospital. Doctor said to me that I no need to take any pills. I was fast in running before surgery and after I become more faster. I start to train athletics and become champion in my...
    magic96 magic96
    22-25, M
    Dec 21, 2012

    Im Confused

    hi four years ago after having my third child i was called to the doctors because to many jolly bodies were showing up in my blood not quite sure if thats how to spell it and still not to sure what that all ment but i was asked if i had my spleen removed i have never had an...
    moroney moroney
    1 Response Jun 10, 2009


    charly9884 charly9884
    2 Responses Feb 9, 2011

    Went to Dentist Ended Up In Hospital

    Hi,     Went to dentist, got a filling, he refused to give me an antibiotic cause he didn't know what a spleen does I guess, and 2 days later I end up in the hospital near dead, with Ludwig's Angina.     Look it up on wikipedia and beware...
    spleenless spleenless
    3 Responses Feb 15, 2009

    Time Will Tell!

    My husband took me to the emergency for what we thought was a bladder infection (whenever I get badder infections it goes straight to my kidneys, it's very painful). When we got to the emergency in September of 2010 the doctor checked me over pretty good, I was so surprised when...
    rayang rayang
    56-60, F
    Apr 21, 2012

    Living With Out A Spleen

    Hi I'm 37 now and 4 years ago I ended up in hosp after me befriend had beat me badly then the hosp sent me home , 10 days later I was still realy il 5 times we calls the docs out but said there's nothing they can do just take pain killers, well on the 10 th day I tryed 2 get up...
    Lizmcqueen Lizmcqueen
    Sep 25, 2012

    One morning i woke up with pain in my left

    shoulder and few hours later i also felt pain under my left ribs. I called to my family doctor and visited her few times during 1 week, even called 911 because when i tried to stand up or even lift my head a little i felt like im about to faint. Everyone said i'm okey and i...
    mpaap mpaap
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 10, 2014

    How everyone is doing?

    Is been an year from the surgery now yeeee'!!! I'm doing ok, was a hard winter, due also to the fact that I can't stay still and ended up doing million of different things. My thyroid went a bit bananas I still have the presence of this antibody... Not really sure what is doing...
    danisardinia danisardinia
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 25, 2015

    Spleenless By Tumor

    I lost my spleen this past summer due to a large tumor (a hamartoma). The tumor was 2-3 times the size of my spleen. They were going to attempt a partial splenectomy, but were unable because the tumor was covering the blood supply. They used a partially laproscopic technique, and...
    irishrunnergirl irishrunnergirl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 9, 2010

    I Have No Spleen - Saved By My Unborn Baby

    I see a lot of people have interesting spleen stories. Funny how the spleen is an organ I never even thought about until I found out I had to have mine out also. I was diagnosed 3 months ago with a severely enlarged spleen that I never knew about. I found out about it when I...
    cherin85 cherin85
    1 Response Jun 2, 2011

    Pregnancy After Having A Splenectomy???

    hey! i had a splenectomy in november of 09, due to a psudo cyst which grew so large the only option was to remove the whole spleen, they sectioned it off laproscopicly and removed it whole leaving me with a scar slightly larger than and in the same area as there would be a...
    blondebarrista blondebarrista
    6 Responses Nov 9, 2010

    Shattered Spleen

    It was a Friday afternoon after school and I had just gone to the park with my friends. Two of the boys got onto the tyre swing while my friend pushed them. We were taking it in turns to run into the middle and back out again which we had done loads of times before. It was my...
    spleenderts spleenderts
    13-15, F
    1 Response May 25, 2009

    Fatigue/no Joy

    hey folks! i used to be spineless, now i'm just spleenless! from an accident almost 10 years ago i lost my spleen. doctors never warned me of side effects. these days i notice i have no joy, all the things i loved are void of enjoyment. i am very moody, been diagnosed as bipolar...
    hhaayy hhaayy
    36 Responses May 2, 2009

    I lost my spleen 10.5 years ago in a horse back

    riding accident. It never pays to ride with an idiot. That is a story within itself, the accident and the treatment at a university hospital in Winston Salem NC. This is currently about living without a spleen. There was a time in my life I rarely got sick. Currently I can't...
    GreatLoverOfMtns GreatLoverOfMtns
    61-65, F
    1 Response Oct 6, 2014

    Sickest Way To Rupture My Spleen

    It was just another weekend at the motocross track with me and my buddies. We had planned on staying the weekend like we always do. I did 5 full laps and was just starting to feel good and on my 6th lap i hit a 120 foot downhill triple that i always hit but this time i hit it...
    mikiii714 mikiii714
    Dec 4, 2012

    I Need Some Help ?¿?

    Hey. I lost my spleen about 6-7 months ago from an accident I had on my bmx. So far I have t been I'll or anything but I am on 1000mg of penicillin every day. Is anyone else??? I just really need some help on what I can and can't do in life now I have no spleen. I'm planning on...
    cristian1991 cristian1991
    18-21, M
    6 Responses Jan 9, 2013

    Ticking Time Bomb: A Poem From My Experience

    Birth to 17 my days were numbered. If I didn't make it on time, I would've been the victim my body murdered. A silent killer so heavy so strong the pain only murmured. Until it got sharp one November night. I couldn't sleep couldn't eat couldn't stop throwing up something wasn't...
    PeacefulLife PeacefulLife
    1 Response Sep 16, 2011

    In September of 2011 in went in

    for a 20 minute procedure - ended up with feces in my blood from either a dirty catheter or someone's hands in OR. Was in the hospital 2 weeks - prayers saved my life. Had test and scans and more things done during that time that I chose NOT to bring back to memory . I had a...
    spleenless52 spleenless52
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2014

    Lost Mine In 2000

    We'll in 2000 I was in kind of a bad car accident, I believe 1 day before my birthday. I was riding with my girlfriend at the time, and it started raining bad. Next thing I know the windows fogged up and we ran a stop sign where the road crossed the highway and a...
    shawnbob shawnbob
    1 Response May 3, 2009

    Going On 22 Years Spleen Free And Loving It

    Lost mine in 1989 to a salmonella-infected cyst. Have had one major hospitalization related to infection since then. You all need to be CERTAIN to get your pneumococcal vaccine (booster every 5 - 10 years) and your Hib (specific flu vaccine) and mengicoccal vaccine. Some...
    maxforester maxforester
    1 Response Feb 26, 2011

    Quad Accident=no Spleen

    CAD7786 CAD7786
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 9, 2012

    Lost Spleen 18 Years Ago...have Enlarged Lymph Nodes Now...any Thoughts?

    I lost my spleen due to a car accident. I had something I though was Lyme disease 3 years ago, treated with antibiotics and it seemed to go away. Now I have swollen lymph nodes all over my body, all tests are normal, and wondering if anyone has any thoughts. There is not a lot...
    coastalmama coastalmama
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Apr 27, 2012

    Living Without A Spleen!

     I was in a bicycle accident when I was 13 yrs old, went home and lay ed on our couch as no one was home. I lay-ed there for probably an hour when my older Sister came home and seen  I was in extreme pain. She called my Mother (who worked at the hospital in the cafeteria). I...
    Skipper455 Skipper455
    1 Response Oct 17, 2011

    I Have No Spleen

    Hello,  I had my spleen removed 14 years ago due to a disease called ITP. The Doctors kinda warned me about getting sick easier, but now i am finally starting to realize what they were talking about. The last few years it has been tougher to keep my energy level up...
    kmtt kmtt
    1 Response Nov 5, 2010

    Third World Countries???

    So, I have a Pseudopapillary Tumor on my Pancreas.   My only option is Surgery.  Due to the location of the tumor, they must take out the Spleen too.   This makes me nervous because I have plans to move to a third world country.  Some doctors say that I wouldn...
    TheSubject TheSubject
    Jul 14, 2010

    "This Never Happens" From Colonoscopy To Spleenectomy In 2 Hours

    At the end of 2011 I decided to have a colonoscopy only because my ins deductable was satisfied and i have tummy problems, no big deal have had the procedure done several times. Its the day before christmas eve (not the best time) around 10 in the morning and the doctor doing the...
    NormaSusie NormaSusie
    51-55, F
    2 Responses May 30, 2013

    I had my spleen removed

    when I was 3years old. I'm 56 now. I've had meningitis and pneumonia. I have a hereditary blood disorder called spherocytosis. If you've had yours removed too, your blood platelet count will be very high 500,000. Don't worry.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 19, 2015

    Ran Over By a Truck @ 2 1/2 Yrs Old

     In 1959, I was hit by a truck and carried under the truck for about a block, before my father was able to get the driver to stop. I was 2 1/2 yrs old, I lost my spleen, was bleeding from every hole in my body, my pelvic bone was pulverized and was not expected to...
    klcroudy klcroudy
    1 Response Jul 22, 2009

    Spleen-less Also

    Hi there I too am spleenless.s I lost mine when I was 4 that was 39 years ago. I fell playing outside I was somewhat a wild child. I had to be on antibiotics for something like 5 yrs after and was told to keep them on hand at all times. I am now 43 and the I haven't had any...
    cassielynn cassielynn
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jul 8, 2011

    I Lost My Spleen Due To A Riding Accident!

    I ended up having to have an emergancy spleenectomy on the 30th december 2009. I went horse riding with my friend one day just on a general hack when the horse i was riding decided to bolt and wouldnt stop. Ended  up slamming in to a gate full gallop and i flew off over the...
    lilmisscharlb lilmisscharlb
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jan 14, 2010

    Hi I had a splenectomy

    and also my gallbladder removed 3 weeks ago, due to a very large abscess ...do I really have to take antibiotics for life?The thing that I read online are quite scary....
    danisardinia danisardinia
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 28, 2014

    Long Scar Due To No Spleen...what Will Happen When I Get Pregnant?

    Hi all, I'm 27/f, and I lost my spleen when I was 19. I was hit by a cat and my spleen was removed to stop internal bleeding, I have a long vertical scar from below my belly button to just below my breasts. I'm okay with it but still have body issues, I have that and also some...
    juusanjuu juusanjuu
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Sep 9, 2011
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