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Highly variable: As a general rule 4-12 wks, but chronic long-term manifestations are well documented. This is ebv infectious mononucleosis. This herpes virus, like the others, sets up permanent residence in people who are infected, and can potentially produce several different malignancies, and recurrence of symptoms of mono are also reported, as is recurrence. ...Read more
Might be spleen: Glandular fever, or infectious mononucleosis as it is known in the us, is often associated with an enlarged spleen; this may be causing your discomfort. Rest and supportive care are all you can do, and avoid strenuous physical activity/contact sports to avoid the risk of splenic rupture. ...Read more
Would a random blood test find glandular fever or do you have to do something specific to find it?
Day/couple days..: Apparently, glandular fever is a viral infection caused by the epstein-barr virus. Two blood tests are done. One is a test for antibody to epstein-barr virus, the other is a test for white blood cell count. The WBC is part of a complete blood count (CBC) and usually takes one day. The other may be longer, like two to four days, depending on the lab schedule, etc. ...Read more
Yes: Glandular fever involves the lymph nodes and that can be anywhere including the groin. If you have not seen a doctor, now would be a good idea. There are other conditions that may resemble "glandular fever" and treatment may be of benefit ...Read more
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