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Can there be complications with mono if I have diabetes?

Can there be complications with mono if I have diabetes?

Probably Not: Diabetics are at a slightly increased risk of complications when having an infection. It is a good idea to monitor your blood sugars more frequently when you are sick, however, if you are otherwise healthy and your diabetes is under control, then it is likely that you will have "typical" mono. Still, take extra precautions and work closely with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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1) what do I do to treat Mono? 2) My guy found out he has type 2 diabetes. What can I do to help him?

1) what do I do to treat Mono?
2) My guy found out he has type 2 diabetes. What can I do to help him?

Two things: 1: Please see your doctor to help control your "mono". 2: Type 2 diabetes is very common but can be "cured". Your guy should see an Endocrinologist who will work towards having your guy get rid of diabetes. Please do not let him say he is a "diabetic"! He has diabetes and with proper care his diabetes will be gone before too long. ...Read more

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I'm wondering can the antibiotic nitrofurantoin mono 100mg affect the pregnancy gestational diabetes glucose test?

I'm wondering can the antibiotic nitrofurantoin mono 100mg affect the pregnancy gestational diabetes glucose test?

Not likely: I checked the warnings and side-effects.. No indication that it interfers with glucose testing.. Read: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0011428/?report=details#side_effects ...Read more

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Can there be complications with mono if I have a donated organ?

Can there be complications with mono if I have a donated organ?

Mono: Your immune system is suppressed so this can occur with donated organ transplant. ...Read more

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Can there be complications with mono if I have cancer?

Can there be complications with mono if I have cancer?

Infect Mono & Cancer: Infectious mononucleosis (im) is caused by the ebstein-barr virus (ebv). Like with any virus, the delicate balance between recovery and complication depends on your immune status, and cancer can cause immunocompromise. Only your doctor can assess your risk, based on the type of cancer you have, its extent, your general state of health and immune status, and other factors. ...Read more

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How common are complications from mono?

How common are complications from mono?

Mononucleosis: Complications are not uncommon and may be more serious than the disease itself. They can include spleen enlargement, liver disease and jaundice. Blood disorders, myocarditis, meningitis, encephalitis and guillain-barre syndrome, and significant tonsil swelling. ...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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18yo with mono w complications. In hospital x1wk. Out of hospital x1wk and wants to travel and visit relatives for holiday. Advisable? Contagious?

18yo with mono w complications. In hospital x1wk. Out of hospital x1wk and wants to travel and visit relatives for holiday. Advisable? Contagious?

Maybe: Consider the most contagious period to be the first three weeks after symptoms start, with less for the first 3 months,then intermittently for years.Most adults are not susceptible having had it as kids. Travel plans should best be reviewed with the treating doc, who has more specific information. ...Read more

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What does an elevated monos pct mean?

What does an elevated monos pct mean?

CBC: I believe this may mean monocyte percent. ...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