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Should u go skiing if ur spleen is inlarged and u have mono?

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Dr. Brian Santin
undefined 15 years experience
Avoid trauma: Placing yourself in a position where you could possibly cause trauma to your side or abdomen could place you at risk for injuring your enlarged spleen.
Dr. C. michael Bowman
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not a good idea: When you have an enlarged spleen, it is possible for it to rupture (break open) if you hit something. That can be dangerous and make you need emergency surgery. Spleens can be different sizes, but generally the bigger, the worse the risk from being hit. Also, people with mono are often too tired to enjoy or do well with skiing. Put off your skiing several weeks.

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