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Dr. Michael Ein
738 doctors shared insights

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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Will smoking marijuana rupture your spleen if you have an enlarged spleen from mononucleosis (recreational use only)?

Will smoking marijuana rupture your spleen if you have an enlarged spleen from mononucleosis (recreational use only)?

Marijuana: Health: Nope. Absolutely not. I would be curious where you got this myth. Marijuana is an herb that is used to stimulate hunger in those not eating, to calm a stomach in crisis with nausea, vomiting or cramping. It is less dangerous than alcohol or other illicit substances. It does have an addictive potential and so recreational use should not be something done every day. ...Read more

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If i had elevated liver enzymes and enlarged spleen due to mononucleosis, how long do I need to wait to drink alcohol?

If i had elevated liver enzymes and enlarged spleen due to mononucleosis, how long do I need to wait to drink alcohol?

How do you feel?: You'll know when you're ready because you'll feel fully recovered. I hope you're not in any hurry, and that for the rest of your life you'll drink sensibly. ...Read more

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Is it safe to sleep on my stomach while I have an enlarged spleen/liver from infectious mononucleosis?

Is it safe to sleep on my stomach while I have an enlarged spleen/liver from infectious mononucleosis?

Yes: Your body has quite a tolerance when it comes to illness & it would let you know if it didn't like sleeping on your belly by not allowing it. I'd avoid bicycle riding, jogging, or contact sports, anything where you could fall & traumatize both organs, until their swelling subsided. ...Read more

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How long does the spleen stay enlarged during mononucleosis ?

How long does the spleen stay enlarged during mononucleosis ?

3-6 months: It can take 3-6 months for the enlargement of the spleen to go away after having mononucleosis. ...Read more

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My spleen is enlarged from mononucleosis and i'm on an antibiotic called cephadroxil..Will smoking recreational marijuana rupture my spleen?

My spleen is enlarged from mononucleosis  and i'm on an antibiotic called cephadroxil..Will smoking recreational marijuana rupture my spleen?

No: I'd give all recreational drugs and all unnecessary drugs a rest while you are recovering from your mono and while you are on antibiotic treatment which suggests you also have a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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If you have an enlarged spleen from mono, can you feel it?

Depends: It depends on how big it is... If it is big enough for you to feel... You need to see a doctor and avoid any activities that may put you at risk for rupture of the spleen. ...Read more

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If I have an enlarged spleen from mono, should I wear a seatbelt?

Yes, please!: The spleen is one of the most common organs injured following car crashes. It is common for the spleen to enlarge with mono; this makes you more susceptible to splenic injury. Wearing a seat belt will decrease your risk of trauma to the spleen. ...Read more

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Do all people with mono have enlarged spleen and lymph glands?

Most: There are many variations in the clinical manifestations of mono and it may not cause any symptoms. Most people with clinical mono do have enlargements of lymph nodes, spleen and liver and these subside on their own with the natural resolution of the infection in an otherwise healthy person. ...Read more

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Can i get advice? I've got and enlarged spleen but no mono and blood test look ok what could it be?

Can i get advice? I've got and enlarged spleen but no mono and blood test look ok what could it be?

Further tests ?: An ultrasound may help. Liver function tests can rule things out. Other viruses can cause this. If increasing in size, this will need definite evaluation and further work up. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
378 doctors shared insights

Infectious Mononucleosis (Definition)

Infectious mononucleosis is an infectious illness caused by a virus, called Ebstein Barr virus. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, and enlarged spleen. It is spread via saliva, hence its ...Read more


Dr. Jeff McFadden
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Mononucleosis (Definition)

Glandular fever (infectious mononucleosis, or just "mono") is an illness caused by infection with the Epstein-Barr virus. The infection may feature fever, sore throat, fatigue, and swollen lymph ...Read more