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Can you let me know how many weeks after having mononucleosis can i go rock climbing again?

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Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Mono restrictions: You should probably wait about 3 months because your spleen will usually become enlarged or at the least it becomes fragile after mono. If you fell, you are at increased risk for rupturing your spleen and that could be life-threatening.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends on situation: An estimated 80% + of young adult mono patients will run through the symptoms and recover in 3 weeks. About 10% will have a lingering form for up to 3 months.Some will have speen enlargement during the illness and some never do.The enlarged spleen may rupture in a fall so some caution is worthwhile. If you feel well after a few weeks and the doc cannot detect any spleen enlargement on exam, enjoy.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

How many weeks after having mononucleosis will I be able to go rock climbing again?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
You can rock climb..: ....When you have fully recovered. Not somewhat recovered or mostly recovered, but fully recovered. That can take days, or it can take a couple of months.

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