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Can infectious mononucleosis (mono test negative- but antibodies positive- I had it in the past) be the reason for increased TSH? is T4 necessary?

Can infectious mononucleosis (mono test negative- but antibodies positive- I had it in the past) be the reason for increased TSH? is T4 necessary?

Unrelated: and T4 / free T4 is necessary if you have abnormal TSH reading, however, clinical context is more important, the doctor who ordered the tests is the best to judge which way to go, good luck ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Infectious Mononucleosis (Definition)

Mononucleosis is a viral disease caused by EB Epstein Barr virus. It can last 10-14 days even up to weeks and become chronic on occasion. A mono assay test can reveal if present and on an CBC can see nucleated or atypical lymphocytes. Sore throat, fatigue, fevers are the main symptoms. Treatment remains bedrest, fluids and Advil 400 mg po q 6 hrs until no symptoms occur. Reg ...Read more


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Mono (infectious mononucleosis) (Tip)

Mononucleosis is a virus transmitted through respiratory droplets. ...See more

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Help please? I want to know what are the infectious stages of mono?

Help please? I want to know what are the infectious stages of mono?

Mono: This very common illness can be infectious for a lifetime. Most people have antibodies against mono and may never get symptoms. People often carry the mono virus in their mouths for a lifetime. One need not be 'actively' sick with mono to carry and transmit this virus. ...Read more

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Mono (infectious mononucleosis) (Tip)

You only get mononucleosis once; the antibodies you develop protect you from getting it again. ...See more

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Hello, I recovered from Mono about 8/9 months ago. What is the likelihood of me still being infectious? Thanks!

Hello, 
I recovered from Mono about 8/9 months ago.  What is the likelihood of me still being infectious?    
Thanks!

Minimal but possible: The primary infectious period lasts a few weeks in most, a few months in a few. However, the primary cause is a viruses that can hibernate in your system for years and shed intermittently. It usually doesn't matter because most adults had the illness when younger and retain immunity. ...Read more

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I had infectious mono as a child.Can it reoccur and does it weaken immune systems for life? Ty

Yes: It is possible to catch it again. It does weaken the immune system, however the weakness can last anywhere between a couple weeks to a couple months. You will feel tired and weak. ...Read more

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Mono (infectious mononucleosis) (Tip)

Doctor, when can I return to contact sports after having mononucleosis? ...See more

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My friend got mono and she keeps on relapsing, her symptoms come back and she becomes infectious again. Is this normal? Will this keep happening?

My friend got mono and she keeps on relapsing, her symptoms come back and she becomes infectious again. Is this normal? Will this keep happening?

Unusual.: It is unusual for a person with mono to get completely better and then sick again with the same EBV virus. Your friend should see her doctor and determine what is going on. Unfortunately we can't provide any more information on this forum. It is great that you are concerned for your friend, though. ...Read more

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Blood test just confirmed that the mono virus has reactivated in my body. What do I do now? And am i contagious?

Blood test just confirmed that the mono virus has reactivated in my body. What do I do now? And am i contagious?

Probably not: The monovirus (ebv) can remain in blood cells from which it can reactivate. This is detected by testing ebv dna or "viral load" in the blood and blood cells. In patients with some immune problems this can lead to problems. Otherwise, the body should control the reactivation and it should remain in the blood (and not in your nose/throat) and you are unlikely to be contageous. ...Read more

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18yo with mono w complications. In hospital x1wk. Out of hospital x1wk and wants to travel and visit relatives for holiday. Advisable? Contagious?

18yo with mono w complications. In hospital x1wk. Out of hospital x1wk and wants to travel and visit relatives for holiday. Advisable? Contagious?

Maybe: Consider the most contagious period to be the first three weeks after symptoms start, with less for the first 3 months,then intermittently for years.Most adults are not susceptible having had it as kids. Travel plans should best be reviewed with the treating doc, who has more specific information. ...Read more

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Is mono contagious?

Is mono contagious?

Yes: Mono -also known as the kissing disease - is contagious. It's spread through spit (liking sharing eating utensils and ... Kissing). ...Read more

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How long is mono contagious?

How long is mono contagious?

Until better: Most viral infections, including mono, are infectious most at the outset, even before you fall ill. Once you are feeling better, you are usually no longer infectious. ...Read more

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Mono (infectious mononucleosis) (Tip)

Do take a break from any contact sports for 4 weeks after a mono infection. ...See more

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I'm wondering how long is mono contagious for?

I'm wondering how long is mono contagious for?

Variable: Most are contagious for 2-3 weeks, a few up to 3 months. Rarely a person can shed the germ in saliva off and on for years. Segregation during the active phase is often considered adequate.(2-3 wks). ...Read more

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Is mono contagious after the symptoms are gone?

Yes, it can be.: If you have mononucleosis the fever usually resolves within about 10 days. Swelling of lymph nodes & organs usually resolves within about a month. You may have fatigue from several weeks to several months. You may be contagious for several months (even if asymptomatic). ...Read more

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Mono (infectious mononucleosis) (Tip)

Sometimes a serious rash can develop if antibiotics are used to treat mono. ...See more

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Mono (Definition)

Infectious mononucleosis, also known as mono, is a contagious illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, and enlarged spleen. It is spread via saliva, hence its ...Read more


Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more