Where Is My Spleen?


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d ds Profile
d ds answered
The spleen is a small organ that is located in the abdominal cavity in humans. It is located on the upper left side of the abdomen. It is positioned in such a way that the lower part of the left ribcage protects it. The purpose of the spleen is to destroy the old red blood cells, it also recycles them. It also acts like a reservoir of blood and in case there is some blood loss because of injury, the spleen releases blood to prevent blood loss.
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Shezan Shaikh answered
The spleen is part of the human body. It is located in our lower abdomen on the upper side behind our stomach and under the diaphragm. The dimensions are: 125 × 75 × 50 mm (5 × 3 × 2 inches) and it weighs around 150g. The spleen is largely known for being a reservoir for blood and it also is a place where the old red blood cells are destroyed. It is also a part of our immune system. A lack of spleen makes a person's immune system weak and open to certain infections. There are several other functions of spleen. It plays a key role in the production of various opsonins, properdin, and tuftsin. It is also where new red blood cells are created but only till the fifth month of gestation.
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In the upper part of the abdomen, just beneath the diaphragm separating the organs of the chest from those of the abdomen. It might be said to resemble a small curved hand. In adults it is about five inches long, about three inches wide and an inch to an inch and a half thick; on an average it weighs about seven ounces. It is of a purplish or deep red colour and has a tough elastic outer covering or 'capsule.' The spleen is very adaptable, being able to alter its size to suit its work load, circumstances and even the temperature. The spleen is insensitive to pain, being like the brain in this respect. It appears to be a gland, yet it belongs neither to the glands having ducts, for it has none, nor to those without ducts, for it produces no hormones. It has rhythmic contractions from two to five times a minute.
Sudipa Sarkar Profile
Sudipa Sarkar answered
Spleen is located in the left side of the abdomen, behind the stomach. The spleen works as a primary filtering organ in the body. It filters blood with the help of one of the two tissues, red pulp, it consists. Red pulp is a network of tissues where filtrations of blood become possible along with recycling of hemoglobin by deteriorating red blood cells. It also helps in building antibody producing agent. Undoubtedly, it plays a crucial role in our body to keep it in balanced form altogether. If infected, the spleen becomes large in size. In case if any damage occurs in it, it needs to be removed surgically, this eventually makes the situation more vulnerable to further severe infection.
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manish arora answered
Located on left side say goin down and laterally from your umbilicus...

Present between 9 th 10 th and 11 th ribs...

Can't palpable usually unless enlarged more than 2 and half times than its original size...
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Oh um its the straight bone going down your back I really hope this answers your question

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