A member asked:

I think i might have mono i am very tired all the time and i don't do anything to intense and my throat is constantly sore. is there something i can do?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Ed Friedlander answered

Specializes in Pathology

Need to be seen: The most important thing to rule out is acute HIV infection. This does sound like infectious mononucleosis (epstein-barr), but it can also be toxoplasmosis, cytomegalovirus, or a couple of less-common entities. Some physicians use glucocorticoids to abort the fatigue of infectious mono; others are concerned that this is too risky. But getting diagnosed should be easy. Good luck.

Answered 7/1/2019


Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Get medical check up: Mononucleosis presents with swollen tonsils that may have white to yellow exudates, skin rash, enlarged lymph nodes on the front & back of your neck and enlarged spleen &/or liver. Your white blood cell will be elevated. A monospot test will show - or + for mono & antibody titers can distinguish btwn old vs new infection.

Answered 7/5/2019



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