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I've a swollen lymph node above my left collar bone 3 weeks, no other symptoms. Went to dr had a CBC and mono test. Everything came back normal. Next?

I've a swollen lymph node above my left collar bone 3 weeks, no other symptoms. Went to dr had a CBC and mono test. Everything came back normal. Next?

Ignore it: Many guys your age have a few of these. If it's cancer, it would be stuck to the surrounding structures, or stony-hard, or become preposterously large, or be attended by fever / night sweats / weight loss. ...Read more

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Complete Blood Count (Definition)

Share on twitter bookmark & share printer-friendly version a complete blood count (CBC) test measures the following: •the number of red blood cells (rbc count) •the number of white blood cells (wbc count) •the total amount of hemoglobin in the blood •the fraction of the blood composed of ...Read more


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Fast pulse. 99.4 fever off and on for couple mths. Thyroid ok. Cbc ok. Metabolic ok. Mono test showed past inf. But high nuclr. Missed period. Lupus panel neg. Serum protein ok. Ana + 1:640. Sed 30.

Fast pulse. 99.4 fever off and on for couple mths. Thyroid ok. Cbc ok. Metabolic ok. Mono test showed past inf. But high nuclr. Missed period. Lupus panel neg. Serum protein ok. Ana + 1:640. Sed 30.

What is your: Question? Many people, particularly if they're overweight have a faster than normal heart rate. Sounds like everything has checked out ok so far, but if you still have fevers, let your doctor investigate if indicated. ...Read more

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My splenic index was 903 on UltraSound. All my doctor ordered was a mono test, I have symptoms. Recent CBC was ok. Don't I need more tests?

Talk to doctor: This is something you need to discuss with your doctor since we don't know enough about what have been done or what type of symptoms you are having. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible to have mono with a normal CBC blood test?

Can you explain if it's possible to have mono with a normal CBC blood test?

Yes it is possible: The best way to determine if you have mono is to do a monospot test or do a blood test for the epstein barr virus igm titer. If positive it would tell you that you have mononucleosis. ...Read more

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Test CBC readings some red blood cell are low and mono is high, anemia or not, what to do?

Test CBC readings some red blood cell are low and mono is high, anemia or not, what to do?

Insufficient info: It would help to have the actual value and why the tests were done? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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I suspect my pre-teen has mono. Waiting for EBV test to come back. In the meantime CBC showed normal WBC&RBC. Does this mean mono is unlikely?

I suspect my pre-teen has mono. Waiting for EBV test to come back. In the meantime CBC showed normal WBC&RBC. Does this mean mono is unlikely?

Maybe: The lay term mono is based on the common feature of a high proportion of monocytes on the CBC differential count. The EBV test could indicate recent (elevated IgM, or long time ago =elevated IgG mono. If negative it would likely mean little.Sometimes the test can be negative very early in the illness in kids. ...Read more

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Can you get mononucleosis more than once?i feel mono symptoms and had first 3yrs back. Recently lost 40 pds.hiv,std,cbc,sugar test results all good.

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Can you get mononucleosis more than once?i feel mono symptoms and had first 3yrs back. Recently lost 40 pds.hiv,std,cbc,sugar test results all good.

You can: but more worrisome though is losing 40 lbs for no known reason, over the span of how long? Yet to test your thyroid gland status as well, need to check with your doctor again, take care ...Read more

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I'm 26, female.Have all over hair loss for 1 year now, memory issues 2yrs, migraines 4 yrs.Thyroid test normal.Cbc normal, with high mono%.What is wrong?

I'm 26, female.Have all over hair loss for 1 year now, memory issues 2yrs, migraines 4 yrs.Thyroid test normal.Cbc normal, with high mono%.What is wrong?

Monocytes are : Elevated in inflammatory diseases, tb, mono, parasitic and viral infections.I would recommend you see a dermatologist and that your thyroid be more extensively evaluated. A trip to a neurologist for the headaches is also warranted. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Doctors checked for Celiac, thyroid, mono, inflammatory, cbc- low hemoglobin-, and said my symptoms aren't from my anemia. Mom wants leukemia tests?

Doctors checked for Celiac, thyroid, mono, inflammatory, cbc- low hemoglobin-, and said my symptoms aren't from my anemia. Mom wants leukemia tests?

Diagnosis needed: Mom is thinking rationally – she wants a DIAGNOSIS. Even if this is not leukemia, you need a diagnosis. Headaches and lethargy are very serious signs, and a definite diagnosis must be established ASAP. ...Read more

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My 7 years old daughter Marjan was taking velosafe syrup 6 ml each time ,three times a day and brufen 4 ml at every six hours for her swollen neck posterior lymph nodes during treatment doctor advised some tests like cbc crp sgpt infectious mono and sgpt

My 7 years old daughter Marjan was taking velosafe syrup 6 ml each time ,three times a day and brufen 4 ml at every six hours for her swollen neck posterior lymph nodes during treatment doctor advised some tests like cbc crp sgpt infectious mono and sgpt

Lymph nodes : Hello SBaldwin. I am unable to check proper dosages of the meds not knowing her weight but I recommend continuing with the current treatment and labs. It looks like your doctor wants to cover any current bacterial infection and check for other causes to include viruses that linger for a while before resolving. For future consults, my direct link is: healthtap.com/vanessanealmd key code PNYTKV. ...Read more

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What happens if you have a positive mono test, can you be misdiagnosed?

Screening test: The so called "Mono test" is a screening test and is not specific for a particular infection. At least two different infections, EBV and CMV can give a positive result. There are false positives with this test and like any other screening test the results of this test need to be confirmed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if you have a positive mono test, can you be misdiagnosed?

Yes, Mono test is: Not a specific test for a given disease. Infection with many viruses can cause a positive "mono test". The commonest viruses are epstein barr virus and cytomegalovirus and a few other infections, so, it can lead to mis-diagnosis. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003454.htm. ...Read more

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My dad has mono(test conf) -no symp. He's with my 2yo abt 2hrs, 2x a week. No food/utensil sharing but close interaction. How likely is son to have it?

My dad has mono(test conf) -no symp. He's with my 2yo abt 2hrs, 2x a week. No food/utensil sharing but close interaction. How likely is son to have it?

Little risk: Infectious mono is rare beyond age 20-25. However, assuming your dad's diagnosis is correct, it's not so easily transmissible -- usually by sex or intimate kissing. He should use common sense hygiene and avoid directly exposing your son to his saliva. But normal child-grandfather interactions pose little if any risk. (Your child is at much higher risk of this virus from kids in day care etc.) ...Read more

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Doc said "faintly positive" mono test because he saw i carried the antibody. 4 months ago with same symptoms 2 negative mono tests. Lymphoma?

Doc said "faintly positive" mono test because he saw i carried the antibody. 4 months ago with same symptoms 2 negative mono tests. Lymphoma?

Monotest: A monotest may be negative in the early stage of infectious mononucleosis and turn positive after a week or two. If your liver enzymes and CBC with differential cell count show no abnormalities, the mono has cleared. Lymphoma isn't often diagnosed by simple blood tests and requires a physical exam, xrays , scan and biopsies for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Waiting on mono test, classic symptoms, then sudden mid to lower bad abdominal pain goes to back. Could this be related to mono? Should I seek er help

Waiting on mono test, classic symptoms, then sudden mid to lower bad abdominal pain goes to back. Could this be related to mono? Should I seek er help

Get yourself chk'd: The sudden bad abdominal pain radiating to the back does suggest that you should get yourself checked. Spleen rupture is a known complication of mono and should be excluded. Only an examination and close follow up will reveal if all is well. ...Read more

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12yr son extreme fatigue n bad calf pain. Waiting on mono test but ck level came back high. Related to mono or diff. Concern? Asked Asked urine. Y

12yr son extreme fatigue n bad calf pain. Waiting on mono test but ck level came back high. Related to mono or diff. Concern? Asked Asked urine. Y

Muscle inflamation: Fatigue and calf pain suggest the high CPK originates from the muscle, and would be expected with that symptom.Calf pain suggests influenza B to me, but other viruses can also trigger it. Followup with your doc. ...Read more

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1cm pos cervical node swollen and hard, mono test + for infection within 6 weeks or so. Energy back, node still up. How long to wait to check on this?

1cm pos cervical node swollen and hard, mono test + for infection within 6 weeks or so. Energy back, node still up. How long to wait to check on this?

Watch and wait: As long as the node does not get larger, it should not be a cause for concern. The node may be unrelated to mono. Check the size of the node about once a week and see your doctor, if it gets bigger. ...Read more

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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


Cbc (Definition)

CBC stands for complete blood count. This is a lab test that counts the different formed elements- red and white ...Read more