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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

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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Can mono have caused a lowered immune system?

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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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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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 having mono cause your period to be late?

Can having mono cause your period to be late?

That is possible.: A significant case of mononucleosis could cause the period to be late. ...Read more

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Can mono cause ammonia levels in your liver to be high?

Can mono cause ammonia levels in your liver to be high?

Ammonia levels/mono: In very rare cases, mono can lead to liver failure with elevated ammonia levels.
That is why the liver tests are often monitored in the course of mono in selected individuals. ...Read more

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Can mono cause birth defects?

Can mono cause birth defects?

No: From cdc:
"there are no known associations between active ebv infection and problems during pregnancy, such as miscarriages or birth defects.". ...Read more

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Does mono cause ear pain?

Yes, mono ear pain: The swelling and inflammation in your throat and tonsils will create a pressure on your ears as well. ...Read more

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21 female. I've been taking gericomplex for mono, its not making me energised but I grew 3cms taller since I started it. Why?

21 female. I've been taking gericomplex for mono, its not making me energised but I grew 3cms taller since I started it. Why?

Diurnal variation?: A 21yo female should have already reached her full growth. The gericomplex is a non factor. A normal individual can vary in their height between 0.8-2.8cm during the course of the day. You are tallest when you arise and thereafter gravity pulls you down. Accuracy between measurements is often less than perfectly reproducible. ...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'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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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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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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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

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Can mono cause heart pain?

Yes: Chest pain is not usually a symptom of mono. It might more likely be related to vomiting or a side effect of medication in which case it is hot really "heart pain" although it might be in the chest. There was one report of a patient who had chest pain related to infarction of teh spleen in mono. Mono does affect the spleen which can even rupture as a result of mono. ...Read more

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Can mono cause shoulder and arm pain?

Yes: Mono can mimic influenza symptoms: muscle & joint pains, loss of energy, sore throat, swollen glands, fever. Lyme disease & ehrlichiosis (from tick bites) can also cause such symptoms in joints. But r many other causes of musculoskeletal pain. See pcp for exam to determine cause & get treatment options. ...Read more

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Why does amoxicillin cause rash with mono?

Why does amoxicillin cause rash with mono?

Altered immunity: During mononucleosis (ebv virus) infection, the virus infects b cells of the immune system and epithelial cells. This together with the presence of Amoxicillin can result in a type of drug rash which does not usually result in a true long-term allergic reaction to the drug. ...Read more

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Can the mono virus cause or trigger Vasculitis?

Can the mono virus cause or trigger Vasculitis?

Yes, absolutely.: Vasculitis wis well known to be associated with Epstein Barr Virus. That said there are other causes of rash with EBV. If you have vasculitis as a complication, you should be tested for other viral infections transmitted the same way such as HIV, Hepatitis C (unlikely) and you should also be immunized against Hep A once you recover. Follow up with your doctor and get treated if you haven't already ...Read more

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What causes these lab results, lym 19.4, baso 1.3, mono 17.0?

What causes these lab results, lym 19.4, baso 1.3, mono 17.0?

Not enough info: You are giving partial results of the WBC differential, this is not diagnostic or indicative of anything in particular. We do not even know the WBC. ...Read more

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The best remedy for jaundice caused by mono?

The best remedy for jaundice caused by mono?

Goes away by itself: Hepatitis from ebv infection (mono) is usually mild and self-resolving. Rarely, it leads to liver failure with severe jaundice. In the more severe cases, the liver specialists, intensive care specialists, and infectious disease specialists might try using steroids or anti-virals. For the mild and moderate cases, the liver heals up by itself. ...Read more

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What causes an enlarged spleen? Do not have mono.

What causes an enlarged spleen? Do not have mono.

SPLENOMEGALY: CAUSES: Many: though not that common. Typhoid, septicemia, abscess/cyst in spleen, some viral infection, malaria, toxoplasma infection; hemolytic anemias- e.g. Thalassemia, sickle cell anemia, hereditary spherocytosis; lymphoma, leukemia; some metabolic diseases; liver cirrhosis with portal vein hypertension; sarcoidosis; rheumatoid arthritis.
Sound scary, if feeling too sick, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Could mono be the cause of a missed period?

Mononucleosis: If you have proven "mononucleosis" (Epstein-Barr disease) it can cause delays in ovulation which will postpone the onset of your period. If you have breast tenderness, nausea, get a serum HCG test to see if you might also be pregnant. ...Read more

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What is the cause of mono usually?

What is the cause of mono usually?

The Ebstein-Barr: Virus. Usually paased through saliva-kissing. Hence the term "kissing dsisease." ...Read more

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Can antibiotic use cause complication in mono patients?

Can antibiotic use cause complication in mono patients?

Possibly: For the mono patients I see as an ENT doctor I usually prescribe steroids and an antibiotic. The patients usually have huge infected tonsils and I treat with antibiotics to prevent bacterial superinfection of the virally damaged tissue. In my years of experience this has been successful in not only helping the throat symptoms but preventing later secondary recurrent tonsillitis. ...Read more

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What is causing my spleen to be enlarged? Can other infections besides mono cause it?

What is causing my spleen to be enlarged? Can other infections besides mono cause it?

Yes: There are a wide variety of conditions which can result in enlargement of the spleen. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of difficulty swallowing in 15-17 year olds I was told mono?

What is the most common cause of difficulty swallowing in 15-17 year olds I was told mono?

Difficulty swallow: The most common reason that I see for difficulty swallowing in teenagers is tonsillitis. Tonsillitis is quite common and can occur from viral or bacterial infection. A tonsil infection is quite common with mono, which is a viral infection, but bacterial tonsillitis is far more common than mono. Either way, it isn't much fun. ...Read more

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Possible for an enlarged deep cervical lymph node to grow over 6 months due to Mono? Or unlikely to cause enlarged (and slightly growing) that long?

Possible for an enlarged deep cervical lymph node to grow over 6 months due to Mono? Or unlikely to cause enlarged (and slightly growing) that long?

See your PCP: Lymph nodes can get enlarged for a few reasons, and some of which are benign and possibly a result of an infection. Enlarged neck nodes do however need to be properly examined in addition to any other symptoms like night sweats, fevers, and weight loss. This requires a proper workup by your primary care provider. I recommend you make an appointment as soon as possible. ...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


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