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If I have Mono, how long to I have to wait before I can workout again?

If I have Mono, how long to I have to wait before I can workout again?

Need more info: It all depends on your general health and what kind of workout you want to do without affecting your liver. Your family physician or the physician who diagnosed the Mono can give you the best answer ...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


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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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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?

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?

Hard to say: Most adults are impaired for 2-3 weeks with a subset with lingering effects for 2-3 months. The myth of a chronic mono/fatigue has been refuted (see CDC) . Much of recovery time is based on pre-illness health and other individual factors. ...Read more

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How to deal with mono?

How to deal with mono?

Mononucleosis: If you have mono hydrate well, rest, use nsaid’s or tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain/ fever, gargle with warm salt water if your throat is sore ; avoid contact sports if your spleen is enlarged. ...Read more

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How long does mono last?

How long does mono last?

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 more

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How long does mono last?

How long does mono last?

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 more

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What to do about mono pain?

What to do about mono pain?

Depends: This depends where the pain is, whether you have throat pain, spleen pain, headaches, etc. As the pain should be fairly short lived, you should speak to your physician who is caring for your mono and they should be able to prescribe something for your pain. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can mono last for 4 months?

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

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How does mono stat 3 work ?

How does mono stat 3 work ?

Monostat: Monostat is a topical antifungal treatment. Miconazole works by inhibiting the synthesis of ergosterol, a component of fungal cell membranes. ...Read more

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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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What are the symptoms of mono?

What are the symptoms of mono?

Fever, fatigue, sore: Also sore throat, one may be fatigued have enlarged lymph nodes and feel generally ill and have a rash. Rarely one can have hepatitis with this. Please get all of the sleep rest and nutrition you can and follow up with your physician. ...Read more

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Does mono ever fully go away ?

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 more

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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 long can mono stay in body?

How long can mono stay in body?

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

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What is mono? how do you get it?

What is mono? how do you get it?

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 more

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Is it possible to die from mono?

Mono complications: In very instances one can develop severe hepatitis which can cause death. Sometime an undetected ruptured spleen can cause death. ...Read more

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Can mono stay latent in the body?

Can mono stay latent in the body?

EBV: Mono is the disease caused by epstein-barr virus (ebv). Mono doesn't remain latent, but ebv does. ...Read more

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Which body system does mono affect?

Which body system does mono affect?

All body systems: Mono is caused by a virus and it can get into all parts of your body. Usually the main problems are in the throat with large, painful tonsils and sore throat Mono can also cause your spleen to enlarge and can cause almost any organ in the body to have inflammation ...Read more