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For How Long After I Have Mono Will My Blood Count Of Monocytes Be Elevated
Can a strep test also determine mono? Can someone have mono and only have fever and red throat without it being sore? He's on 2 antibiotics for a wound he had a week ago (been on them for 6 days) and has had a negative strep test, but has ran a fever fro
Infectious mononucleosis is caused by the epstein barr virus (ebv) and acute infection usually involves sore throat, fever, enlarged lymph nodes (including the spleen), and tiredness. Different people will have a different severity of mono symptoms - some get very ill, some do not get sick at all. It is spread through saliva and close contact which is why it's been known as the "kissing disease". Since it is a virus, it is not treated with antibiotics. There is a blood test available that can test for mono infection and antibodies. The test will tell you if he has ever had it, if he has it now, or if he had it in the past and is now immune to it - all helpful information. A strep test does not give information about any other infections - just strep.
I attached a link for more in-depth information on infectious mono below. ...Read more
Mononucleosis is a viral disease caused by EB Epstein Barr virus. It can last 10-14 days even up to weeks and become chronic on occasion. A mono assay test can reveal if present and on an CBC can see nucleated or atypical lymphocytes. Sore throat, fatigue, fevers are the main symptoms. Treatment remains bedrest, fluids and Advil 400 mg po q 6 hrs until no symptoms occur. Reg ...Read more
Not important: Is your diagnosis of infectious mono correct? Because high monocytes can represent a variety of other diseases also. If you had lab proven infectious mono, the monocytes stay up for 4-8 weeks but that is not important. If you are worried re infecting others, the + igm of ebv is what determines if you can infect someone else and that may stay up up to 18 months. ...Read more
No, but: A blood count can tell if you have an abnormal counts of the cells of the blood (white cells, red cells and platelets). One or all can be lower with mono. However, even if you have an abnormal blood count and the right symptoms, you should have the monospot test done to confirm. ...Read more
Sick for 2 weeks now. Throat so bad appeared to be mono (tests show it's not). Blood count normal. What's wrong?
Ask your doctor: There are many causes of a sore throat. If you have been tested for mononucleosis you have seen a doctor, so go ask that doctor what he/she thinks you have. Perhaps you have sinusitis and allergies with post-nasal drip. Perhaps you have some other kind of infection. Only your doctor (or another who sees you) can figure this out. ...Read more
No mono no strep throat white blood count high dr says bacterial infection. 20 days on antibodias, tired, sore throat, past hep a, b, c no better?
I think I might have mono. Still waiting on blood test results. Is it ok to be in school in the meantime?
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
I have mono illness by the blood test I got done and now what like I'm always depressed and I have diaherra sometimes and back pain &?
Chronic Fatigue: This is complicated and needs your doctor's attention. Did you have blood test to try to find out why you are tired and depressed? You may have chronic fatigue syndrome. You should also have hormone and thyroid levels checked. Men do experience a change similar to menopause in women and may benefit from hormone replacement. You may also be dealing with depression and need mental health attention. ...Read more
How do I prevent my dad getting mono? I went to 2 different doctors who had said for sure that I didn't have mono, but I demanded a blood test. Meanwhile, I did share a drink with my dad, after all they said I didn't have it. Today I found out that I do h
How would I know if my spleen has ruptured? I have mono. I also have a painful bump and an anxiety disorder with generally low blood pressure.
Severe abdominal pai: If one's spleen ruptures (typically due to trauma, injury or enlargement), one usually complains of severe abdominal pain. Go see your familiy doc about your concerns. If you have severe abdominal pain, seek emergent medical care. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/ruptured-spleen/ds00872 for more info re ruptured spleens. ...Read more
I have mono and my throat is killing me I also have a blood clot in the corner of my mouth they only gave me pain killers what can u do to stop swell?
Infection: Elevated WBC count is usually a response to an infection. The elevated monocytes may mean that you have a chronic infection or an autoimmune condition. You are taking methylprednisolone which is also used to treat the symptoms of an autoimmune condition so the elevated monocytes may be due to the condition that you are taken that med for. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
Monocytes=a type of white blood cell that can vary widely
red blood count=number of red cells in a given volume of blood; your value may be slightly elevated which could indicate several possibilities including polycythemia from smoking or other disease
white blood count=number of white cells in a given volume of blood. Includes several different types of cells. Specific numbers of components is more useful than this raw count, which is probably normal. ...Read more
I have had 3 full blood count this week. My white cells keep going up from 7000 to 12000 then 14000. What does this mean? My monocytes are 1.5
Not likely: Monocytosis is consistent with a viral process. The finding will require further followup. If monocytosis persists the patient may need to see a hematologist and a bone marrow evaluation done. Sepsis is a bacterial infection in the blood stream and other organs. The white cells are of a different population than monocytes in sepsis. ...Read more
Yesterday I have done complete blood count and found that my monocytes level is 10.50. Is there anything serious going to happen like cancer?
10.5% or: And absolute value of 10.5? Percent no big deal. If that is the absolute number then it needs to be sorted out. ...Read more
In my blood count monocytes is 10% normal is 0-7. And in my platelet count MCHC is 35.90 normal is 33.4-35.5. All other test are normal. What dis mean?
Close to normal: These values are close to normal and not worrisome if you have no symptoms. ...Read more
50 yr old male, recent blood work, flags: ESR = 16 (my usual = between 4 - 8), monocytes = 18% (abs. Mono. = 0.9 x 10e3/ul), AST = 80, ALT = 137, but my dr.'s only concern is my LDL = 255. Comments?
Stop worrying: Sed rate is famously imprecise and is of interest only if it is consistently quite high. Monocyte percentage of 900 isn't worrisome if you're not sick. I would be concerned about elevated ast and alt; this may be anything from smoldering viral hepatitis to medication allergy, hemochromatosis, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, or any of several others. ...Read more
Good day my 2 year old daughter has a high fever and we do a blood count test, her white blood cells is low and her monocytes are high...
2 weeks or so: Although the fatigue can last much longer. ...Read more
Docs opinion: That depends on how severe your case, what work you do and in the end your doctors clinical judgement. ...Read more
Simple, read below: You can go back to school or work when you feel better. But you may need to avoid sports or other physical activities for at least a month. That's because mono can cause one of the organs in your body to become bigger than it should be. You will probably start to feel better in 1 to 2 weeks. But it can be a month or more before you get back to normal. Most people get over mono with no lasting prob. ...Read more
How long to wait before kissing someone after you have mono? (i've had it for a month) am I okay?
Depends: If your are still having symptoms you most likely will not be up to that close a contact but if symptoms are gone and only some glands and no more effects you are probably non infective infectiveness does not last for a month if asymptomatic go ahead and have a good time but be careful. ...Read more
I have mono right now, and I was wondering after I get rid of mono and no longer have it how long would I have to wait to kiss my bf, ?
No good answers: First, once you are infected with EBV, the virus that causes Mono, you will carry it for the rest of your life, although it is latent meaning it does not cause symptoms. Because the virus is still in your body, there is always the chance that you can pass it to others. Most people become infected with EBV at some time during their life, so there is a chance that your boyfriend is already infected. ...Read more
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