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How long will it take my spleen to recover from having mono

A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
32 years experience Anesthesiology
It will vary: This depends on how long it takes for the mono to resolve. The spleen is composed of lymphoid tissue, which commonly swells during mono. The doctor ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: Don't chance it. You're probably losing weight from the mono alone, if that's why you're working out.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
31 years experience Pediatric Infectious Disease
No: The spleen enlargement in mono is not painful , neither in the beginning of the illness nor late in the disease.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience Medical Oncology
No.: Mononucleosis often causes spleen enlargement, but running does not.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
When : When a person has mono the spleen tends to enlarge. For this reason doctors tell their patients to take it easy and not play sports because there is a ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
No set time: First depends how sick you were, and if you had a complication like an enlarged spleen. If the latter, then it is important to avoid contact sports or ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bornstein
30 years experience Pediatrics
2-3 months: Mono is known as the kissing disease because it can be transmitted through saliva. The best way to know is to get a lab test to comfirm resolution, ho ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
32 years experience Anesthesiology
Duration of illness: The fact that one's spleen swells during the course of mononucleosis means that the spleen is functioning properly. It is a filter for bacteria and a ... Read More
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
In my experience,: The rash should be gone within a week. This reaction is not thought to reflect penicillin allergy.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Typically a : Few weeks. Mono takes a bit to run its course.
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