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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Mono: Typically it takes months for your spleen to recover from the acute infection. Normally, any individual diagnosed with acute infectious mono is instru ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Mono effects people in differing intensities and features.The primary worry for some is contact sports, due to enlargement of the spleen, that could r ... Read More

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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Check with your: doctor but I would advise you to wait a few weeks before sports activity.
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Relapse ?: I doubt that you would relapse, but you may find out your mind is willing but your body is not. You would also be at some risk if your spleen were enl ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
21 years experience Family Medicine
It varies: On average, it may be 4-6 weeks before you return to sport if you have an enlarged spleen. Maybe longer. You will need to have a physician examine you ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Be careful: Besides fatigue, mononucleosis can cause an enlarged spleen and liver... Contact sports should be avoided to avoid rupture of the spleen/liver... Best ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chen
14 years experience Sports Medicine
When it resolves: Participation in all sports should be avoided if a patient has enlarged liver from infectious mononucleosis. When the enlargement has resolved, full a ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
NO: I generally ask my patients to wait at least 4 weeks and I examine and clear them before they can resume contact sports. sorry!
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Mononucelosis : Mononucelosis is usually spread by close contact. What your friend did is very inappropriate considering that she has mononucleosis which is an infect ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: This depends on the stage and your physical findings. In the early stage your glands swell and a centralized gland called the spleen can swell and bec ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Neither: it is genetically determined, however, if really coarse features develop and are problematic, an endocrinologist may help check some hormonal levels, ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Heart Dr. can check: While playing sports, a person could faint for several reasons. He could be overheated or maybe was not drinking enough fluids. In those two situation ... Read More

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