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my son has mono his stomach is distended and he has pain in right and left and front of stomach. it has a stinging feeling when you touch it.?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
If abdominal pain : Becomes sharp or severe, you'd need to take him to the er. Swelling of the spleen is common. Don't keep pushing on his abdomen. One of the rare complications of mono is rupture of the spleen. That's why he can't play basketball, football, or any other contact sport for 2 mos. After the acute 10-day illness is over. The liver can swell also. If he develops jaundice, take him to his doctor.

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Last updated Jan 6, 2013

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