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Can People Without Symptoms Spread Mono
Yes, sort of: After getting mono, due to ebv virus, a person will have ebv virus in his saliva sometimes. If he does heavy kissing with people who did not get ebv as a child, then those people can catch ebv from him and get mono. However, if he raises his kids in a way where they share foods, drinks, spoons, straws, normal kisses, etc..., his young kids can get ebv from him and have only mild symptoms, not mono. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very mild to none: At that age, they can have enlarged lymph nodes & spleen, or just fever & malaise. If your Mono Spot Test was positive, your doctor may draw one on your child if he has a febrile illness for a week or more. Try not to share saliva with your child or sneeze around him. ...Read more
Varies: Traditional mono is caused by the EB virus.After a primary illness of 2-3 wks(most) to 2-3 mo (few) you are immune and will not get EB mono again. Some common blood tests for this condition will remain positive for years, but not those specific to new infection.There are other germs that can cause a mono syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms: Mononucleosis presents with swollen tonsils that may have white to yellow exudates, skin rash, enlarged lymph nodes on the front ; back of your neck and enlarged spleen ;/or liver. Your white blood cell will be elevated. A monospot test will show - or + for mono ; antibody titers can distinguish btwn old vs new infection. ...Read more
Mono test vs syndrom: Mono is a lay term for an illness most often (80%) caused by the EB virus. The office test may be falsely negative early in the illness. There are other viruses and infections (20%) that can cause the monocytes to show up in high numbers in the blood, with a vague flu like illness that is similar to mono. Defining the cause of a non EB virus mono is difficult and would require specialty lab. ...Read more
Mono more miserable: A regular cold, caused by one of over 100 strains of cold viruses, usually causes a couple days of mild fever, some runny nose & cough for a week, and a few days of aches & tiredness. Mono, from ebv virus, can seem like a cold at first, but symptoms last longer and can cause prolonged fatigue. Tonsils and neck glands (lymph nodes) get swollen. Symptoms not seen in colds can occur, such as rashes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My test results were negative for mono but i still have the same symptoms of mono. What do I do now?
See below: You can have mononucleosis or ebv infection with a negative mono spot test. An ebv antibody panel will be diagnostic in these cases. A number of other illnesses can mimic mononucleosis most common are cytomegalovirus infection and toxoplasmosis. Early HIV infection can also have the same symptoms. ...Read more
Once u test positive for mono do u always test positive? I tested positive and have symptoms again. How is this?
Family practice : Tell your dr if he isn't aware you have had it before. Have your dr order an ebstein barr titer. Igg antibodies means previous infection and igm antibodies means an acute or recent illness. You can have a relapse of symptoms if you try too much too soon after having mono. ...Read more
Is a mono relapse possible? My boyfriend and I both had it last year and are experiencing the same symptoms again this year
Once you test positive for mono will u always? Yrs ago i was positive. Now i was tested with symptoms and i'm positive again.
I have kissed someone who just found out he has mono what are the chances I have it? What symptoms should I look for?
Flu-like symptoms: With mono, you may just have a sore throat and general illness symptoms. The most common detail is that symptoms continue for weeks - you may be sick and tired for a month. If you have felt sick for several weeks, and it doesn't seem to be going away; it may be worth getting a blood test to see if you have mononucleosis. ...Read more
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