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Mononucleosis in adults over 50

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Mononucleosis: It may last months. In some cases, chronic fatigue syndrome is associated with a history of mono. During the acute phase, there is splenic congestion ... Read More
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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Varies: The fatigue from mono is very variable from person to person;unfortunately there is no way to predict how long it will be.If you rest enough and follo... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Rothstein
A Verified Doctoranswered
40 years experience
Mono: Unfortunately it can go on for many months. Rest and hydration are important. Stay in close touch with your doctor
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Tingling: Is not typically seen unless one hyperventilated, has a high fever or an electrolyte imbalance. discuss this with your doctor.
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Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Yes: Generally you can have symptoms similar to the flu or a bad cold. You can also have a very severe sore throat with enlarged tonsils.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
It can be.: Sxs of mononucleosis: fever, sore throat, decreased appetite, feeling tired, feeling poorly overall, rash, swollen lymph nodes, muscle aches & pain & ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Virus: The cause of mononucleosis is the epstein- barr virus. There is no cure. The virus will run its course in time. Meanwhile lots of rest is in order, an... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Rarely: A few boys/men have a genetic defect that causes progressive illness with epstein barr virus (ebv) infection. In most people ebv causes a self limite... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Pouya Shafipour
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Fatigue, sore throat: A single, large lymph node on either side of the neck, sleepiness, nausea, loss of appetite and in some extreme cases, viral hepatitis (when mono is f... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
No: The standard adult case generally runs its course in 3-4 wks with a fraction that persist to 3 months. (5%) the "chronic fatigue syndrome" popularize... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 21 years experience
No definate link: No one knows what triggers genetically predisposed individuals to develop celiac's. There have been rare case reports of patients developing celiac f... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Mononucleosis: Mononucleosis is an infection which can be caused by the epstein-barr virus or the cytomegalovirus. It causes swollen lymph nodes, sore throat ; fever... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
A Verified Doctoranswered
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Sore throat, fever: Headache, tiredness, swollen lymph nodes, occasionally a rash. You should be tested if you have these, as it could also be several other things that ... Read More
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