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Why would my epstein barr virus continue to be high. Dont test positive for mono, it has been pn high side for over a year? Is this worrisome

Why would my epstein barr virus continue to be high. Dont test positive for mono, it has been pn high side for over a year? Is this worrisome

EBV: If you mean your antibody titers are high this is not uncommon and may stay that way for lifetime. It also depends upon which component of the EBV the antibodies are forming to, and also whether these are IgG or IgM antibodies. These tests are not easy to interpret and in the absent of symptoms would not worry about them. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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How does the mono virus make the spleen or liver larger?

How does the mono virus make the spleen or liver larger?

Overactivity: Mono virus induces all lymph organs to be overactive. Lymph organs produce cells to fight infection. The spleen and liver contains a lot of lymph tissues. ...Read more

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I have mono and my spleen is enlarged but not my liver. Can my liver it get larger overtime?

I have mono and my spleen is enlarged but not my liver. Can my liver it get larger overtime?

Not usually: Occasionally you can get hepatitis in association with epstein barr virus infection (infectious mononucleosis) but the liver is seldom enlarged even with this. ...Read more

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My son has a virus, not mono, he has already had that. But the tip of his spleen was palpable. Dr said common with a virus. Agree?

My son has a virus, not mono, he has already had that. But the tip of his spleen was palpable. Dr said common with a virus. Agree?

CMV? Other?: Your doctor is correct. True infectious mononucleosis is caused by Epstein Barr virus (EBV), but other viruses can cause mono-like illnesses with enlarged spleen. The most well known and perhaps most common is cytomegalovirus (CMV), but some cases are due to unknown viruses. Continue to follow-up with his doctor at least until his spleen returns to normal. ...Read more

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Do some children gets an enlarged spleen with all viruses? My son already had mono but he seems to get a slightly enlarged spleen whenever he's sick.

Do some children gets an enlarged spleen with all viruses? My son already had mono but he seems to get a slightly enlarged spleen whenever he's sick.

Not with all viruses: Mononucleosis does cause splenic enlargement but all viruses do not cause splenic enlargement.But there are others beside the Ebstein Barr Virus which causes mononucleosis.Cytomegalo virus causes it.But you say it get enlarged whenever he is sick.I suggest you discuss with your pediatrician if it is of concern.If it goes down after his illness .then I see no problem.Discuss with his Pediatrician ...Read more

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Had shingles twice&"reactivated mono" twice currently showing epstein barr virus elevated now also have spleen that is 13 CM & low thyroid? What is it

Complicated: It is possible, but unlikely, that all of these things are necessarily related. If you truly had ebv infection (serology may be difficult to interpret), the splenic size may be related to this. Would strongly recommend that you see a primary care physician and be evaluated. ...Read more

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I had mono last year. It was extremely severe. I had trouble with my spleen and liver being inflamed. It swelled. Still does. Is that normal?

I had mono last year. It was extremely severe. I had trouble with my spleen and liver being inflamed. It swelled. Still does. Is that normal?

Consult your doctor.: Most of the time, mononucleosis is caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. People who get it usually get better and become carriers for life. In rare cases some people develop chronic active EBV infection. Your doctor can test for this and other possible causes of your symptoms, such as hepatitis or toxoplasmosis, helping to provide you with an accurate diagnosis and treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have mono, how do I know if my liver/spleen is swollen?

What to do if I have mono, how do I know if my liver/spleen is swollen?

Found on exam: If you know how to look for it the liver edge can be detected below its normal position and the spleen could be felt on the left side of the abdomen. I know of few people who could realistically judge either on themselves.The physician can determine this on physical exam or ultrasound. ...Read more

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How would I know if my liver/spleen was swollen if I have mono?

Mono: Having your doctor perform a physical examination and palpating the areas. If concerns arose, imaging could be undertaken. ...Read more

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Can smoking cigarettes effect your spleen if it is enlarged from mono? Can it effect your liver while recovering from mono.

Can smoking cigarettes effect your spleen if it is enlarged from mono? Can it effect your liver while recovering from mono.

Probably not: I am not aware of tobacco's effects on the spleen or liver, but it can cause throat , lung, and bladder plus some other forms of cancers. It also worsens asthma and causes emphysema especially for women. You should take this opportunity to quit smoking instead of asking for justification to smoke. Name me one health benefit from smoking and then we can talk. ...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


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more