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A 18-year-old female asked:

I had mono last year. it was extremely severe. i had trouble with my spleen and liver being inflamed. it swelled. still does. is that normal?

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Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 63 years experience
Mono: Mono takes a long time to recover from but I do not think you would still have any abdominal swelling. If this persists I would let your dr have a look
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Dr. Chan Hwang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 29 years experience
Consult your doctor.: Most of the time, mononucleosis is caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. People who get it usually get better and become carriers for life. In rare cases some people develop chronic active EBV infection. Your doctor can test for this and other possible causes of your symptoms, such as hepatitis or toxoplasmosis, helping to provide you with an accurate diagnosis and treatment. Best wishes.
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Last updated Aug 19, 2014

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