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Exercising With Mono
Hello I just found out yesterday that I am diagnosed with mono. Although I feel fine and I have no fever. Is it safe for me to workout?
Yes!!: It depends what test was done. It may just have shown not that you have active mono but that you had it at some time in the past. Ask your doc to explain. The danger with mono is that it can cause your liver and spleen to enlarge and if you are very active you may bang them and injure them seriously even rupturing one or both and bleeding seriously to death. ...Read more
Doctor said I am at the last part of mono, its been 6 weeks in, my spleen is great, wondering how long till I start feeling 100% & can workout normal?
2-3 wks: For most teens or adults this would gradually improve by 2-3 weeks which is the general contageous period. A subset of 1/4 may have persisting problems (tired,lethargic) for 2-3 mo. There is a myth about a "chronic" mono (yrs) that has been refuted by the CDC. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2-3 wks: For most teens or adults this would gradually improve by 2-3 weeks which is the general contageous period. A subset of 1/4 may have persisting problems (tired,lethargic) for 2-3 mo. There is a myth about a "chronic" mono (yrs) that has been refuted by the CDC. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mono...: …is usually caused by the Epstein Barr virus or CMV (cytomegalovirus). The initial infection typically only lasts for 2-3 weeks but the fatigue and some other symptoms can last for many months afterward and are mainly caused by the immune system’s reaction to the virus itself. If you have symptoms that are prolonged it is best to se your doctor for evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more
Define "go away" ?: The clinical illness certainly fades over time in people. Years ago there was some idea that chronic fatigue was related to mono but the CDC reviewed the data and found that to be discredited. The germ involved is from a family of viruses that can hibernate in your system forever. So you can get over the illness but retain the germ in your system.You might also shed the germ intermittently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Forever: The virus may stay in the body forever as do some other viruses like the chickenpox virus. Most of those infected with the virus will actively shed the germ in saliva for 3-4 weeks while a few do for 3 months. Some will occasionally transiently shed the virus in saliva on and off for many years.Symptoms rarely remain after the first 3 wk-3m period.Chronic fatigue is not caused by mono. (cdc). ...Read more
Saliva: Mono is usually caused by the EB virus and for many it will happen as an unremarkable viral infection in early to mid childhood.If so you would be immune. If not, adolescent or adult mono tends to be more intense and lengthy.It can pass through the saliva of asymptomatic persons either through direct or indirect contact. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer