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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?

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

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Mono (Definition)

Of single type or origin ...Read more


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What are "lymphs" and "monos"?

What are "lymphs" and "monos"?

White blood cells: Lymphocytes and monocytes. Two classes of your friends who fight infections and invaders. ...Read more

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How prevalent is the mono in the us?

How prevalent is the mono in the us?

Very common: 2 out of every 1, 000 teens have had mono or been exposed to mono. By the time we hit our forties, about 95% of americans have been exposed to mono. ...Read more

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How long does mono last?

How long does mono last?

Varies: Mononucleosis is a viral illness. It can last from a few days to several weeks to months. Rest, nutrition, and time are necessary for treatment. One can have a mild case or a more severe case to include a hepatitis. If not progressing, please follow up with your pcp or an infectious disease doctor. ...Read more

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What are the stages of mono?

What are the stages of mono?

There are no stages: Mono causes sore throat fever malaise lymph node swelling in neck. It can take several weeks for complete revovery. ...Read more

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Can i still hold/hug my girlfriend even with mono?

Close contact.: Mononucleosis is an infection which can be caused by the epstein-barr virus or the cytomegalovirus. It causes swollen lymph nodes, sore throat & fever and is spread when people have close contact. It is sometimes called the kissing disease. Avoid sharing utensils or kissing if someone has mononucleosis. ...Read more

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Is a mono relapse possible? My boyfriend and I both had it last year and are experiencing the same symptoms again this year

Mononucleosis: Once infected, mono stays in your body. You don't contract mono a second time, although some of the symptoms are common and nonspecific, like fatigue, sore throat, muscle or joint aches. Probably this is not mono. ...Read more

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