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what complications can mononucleosis commonly cause?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Several: The most worrisome is the swelling of the spleen, that can rupture after trauma and allow you to bleed to death.The rest are more manageable, including extension of "illness" duration up to 3 months, etc.
Dr. Sunil Ummat
Dr. Sunil Ummat commented
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Severe tonsillitis and secondary difficulty breathing/airway obstruction can also occur if the tonsils are very enlarged. The lymph nodes in the neck and other areas of the body can also get markedly swollen and cause pain. Fortunately, mono responds well to steroids, both orally and by injection.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are signs and symptoms of mononucleosis?

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Dr. WILLIAM STROHMAN
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Mono: Sore throat, white spots sometimes on tonsils, fatigue and swollen lymph nodes that tend to be more posterior ( in back of neck) versus strep throat which is typically more anterior ( front of neck).
A 40-year-old member asked:

What kind of doctor sees somebody for mononucleosis?

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Dr. Lea Danielsen
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Your primary doctor.: That is almost always managed by the primary care doctor, pediatrician, family practice, or internal medicine. The specialist involved is something is highly unusual would be infectious disease.
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What do you recommend for mononucleosis?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Mono: Treat the symptoms (fever- fluids , tylenol) do not give Aspirin ever. In severe cases may need hospitalization (severe throat swelling , abdominal pain-spleen enlargement-, respiratory distress. It could take 6 weeks for full recovery. Fever may last up to 2 weeks.
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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my mononucleosis?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Rest: There is no good treatment for mono except time and rest.
A 54-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between epstein-barre and mononucleosis?

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Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Same: Epstein barre is the virus that causes illness commonly known as mononucleosis.

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