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Can mono cause infertility in men or women?

Can mono cause infertility in men or women?

Yes: Monomucleosis, like any medical stress, can cause infertility in men and women. The effects are generally short-term and reversible. ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more


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I'm wondering what is another name for infectious monos and what is its cause?

I'm wondering what is another name for infectious monos and what is its cause?

"Kissing Disease" : "glandular fever" or "pfeiffer's disease" is caused by the epstein–barr virus. ...Read more

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Can mono have caused a lowered immune system?

"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

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Is it possible that mono caused a lowered immune system?

Is it possible that mono caused a lowered immune system?

Yes: The virus that causes mono infects immune system cells and can change the immune system in a variety of ways. Usually, the changes are only temporary. ...Read more

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Does Mono cause recurrent high fevers every few weeks with no other symptoms?

Does Mono cause recurrent high fevers every few weeks with no other symptoms?

Doubtful.: That is not typical of mono. Please see your doc and get checked and find out what is going on. ...Read more

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I had mono at one point in my life will it cause any future problems or should i not worry at all?

Shouldn't: Most people get this as a kid, where it is often not very different from common viral illnesses. Teens or adults have a harder time with it, requiring weeks for recovery. The "chronic fatigue"syndrome noted years ago is not related to mono. ...Read more

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Can swallowing semen cause mono?

Can swallowing semen cause mono?

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 more

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How do doctors treat swollen spleens caused by mono?

How do doctors treat swollen spleens caused by mono?

No treatment: There is no specific treatment. Surgery is indicated if you develop spontaneous splenic rupture. Avoid dangerous activities that can place you at risk for splenic injury. ...Read more

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What could cause my mono and lymph % to be elevated on cbc?

What could cause my mono and lymph % to be elevated on cbc?

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

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Can mono-vision cause problems with driving at night or problems with depth perception.?

Can mono-vision cause problems with driving at night or problems with  depth perception.?

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 more

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I tested negative for mono, flu and strep. What could cause these symptoms aside from that?

I tested negative for mono, flu and strep. What could cause these symptoms aside from that?

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

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Recent bloodwork came back w/ mpv of 11.0, lymph # 3.2, & mono # at .9. My dr. Is not concerned in the least. What can cause these levels?

Normal: In my book, these are normal. I'm a pathologist / lab physician. Trust your personal physician. The lab "reference ranges" are designed to include most, but not all, asymptomatic couch potatoes. "look at the person, not the numbers.". ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

Dr. Michael Ein
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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