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A 17-year-old male asked:

hey i'm 17 and i just had mono . i had mono for 4 days and the only symptom i had was a mild strep throat . when do you think my spleen will go down ?

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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Mono: Spleen becomes: palpable when the size gets double. Most of the time doctors don't feel it- though enlarged. Ultrasound detects the enlargement, but not done routinely. It takes 4-6 weeks for the spleen to come to normal size.Depending on size of enlargement of spleen, no PE/sports for 4-6 weeks. Get clearance from your doc. before resuming sports.

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