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Can Mono Cause Infertility In Men Or Women
"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
Yes: Cigarrettes cause problems. Stop smoking. :).Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
I had mono at one point in my life will it cause any future problems or should I not worry at all?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Yellower urine: Yes or even light orange.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Yes: There are a wide variety of conditions which can result in enlargement of the spleen. ...Read more
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
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
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