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A 18-year-old female asked:

I have mono and my spleen is ridiculously enlarged and i'm afraid it is going to rupture. how can i decrease the inflammation?

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Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Wait safely: Mono spleens can get quite large but rarely rupture without severe trauma, take things easy for a few weeks . no heavy lifting, no trauma, no fighting with your parents
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab commented
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
And no competitive sports
May 7, 2015
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
You don't: Your spleen can handle the disease without rupturing. You just need to be cautious. Don't ride horses, bicycles or play sports that put you at risk of falling. Avoid any other activity that could place your body at risk of trauma. If you do this will pass.

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