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Can Mono Cause Infertility
"immune system" ??: People with compromised immune systems can develop several complications of the virus. The virus itself leads to generalized weakness / fatigue which can be prolonged and may be mislabeled as a weakened "immune system" but generally does't further impair response to other infections. Poor nutrition, stress , lack of sleep and even loneliness are factors that can adversely effect our immune syst ...Read more
I had mono at one point in my life will it cause any future problems or should i not worry at all?
Unlikely: Haven't seen an actual research study in which semen samples from EBV-carrying guys were tested for infectious EBV viruses. Generally, people catch EBV (the mono virus) via saliva. Since kissing generally precedes swallowing semen, in a typical relationship, the virus is likely already transmitted via saliva, long before any semen is swallowed. Thus, no worries about catching mono via semen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lowish neuts, maybe?: Percentages don't give much useful information, and absolute white cells counts are of importance if and only if they're considerably away from the reference range, which is set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside. Many folks simply run low-neutrophils for a lifetime without a problem. How do you FEEL? ...Read more
Yes: Mono vision depending on the disparity in vision between the two eyes can be a definite cause ifa drop in depth perception. You can test this put by comparing with contacts vs glasses by taking the stereo fly test. You might be under corrected and this is causing night myopia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: Since you provided no history or symptoms,just a list of negative tests, the docs on the site have no information to work from. Be more specific if you submit another question, and be complete.This is not a chat, and questions are not linked. ...Read more
I had two positive mono spot tests years apart, with symptoms. Can't have mono twice, right? What could have caused the second positive test?
Can have more often: Infectious mononucleosis does not give permanent immunity therefore you can have more than once also the mono sot test is only a guide to the disease to be absolutely sure it is to have the titers for epstein barr tested to be sure it is mono in your case if you had the positive signs and symptoms you have had it twice it surprises my patients also since it is self limiting it is not dangerous. ...Read more
Tonsils used to be fine. They've now grown to be severely enlarged (grade 4) meeting at midline. Negative for mono. What else could cause this?
Otolayngologist: Since both tonsils are hypertrophied and if you have no evident enlarged lymph glands or abnormality of your cbc, I would suspect some systemic cause other than malignancy. Mononucleosis needs to be ruled out by repeating the monotest. An otolaryngologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you especially if the enlarged tonsils present a mechanical problem such as obstruction.. ...Read more
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