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How Long Will Mono Show Up In Your Blood
Can mono still show up on a blood test if your body has fought it all off? If so how long after can it
May be life long: Mono is not a specific infection and similar symptoms can occur with more than one virus. EBV is the usual cause and once a person is infected, the virus stays in the body for the rest of the life and antibodies to EBV can be detected for years after the initial infection. The so call mono-spot test may become negative in a few months after infection. ...Read more
After contracting mono how long is the average time to show up on blood test I've heard that after 3 mounth it wouldnt show anything?
Mono: Should be positive once symptoms started.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long after having mono will it show up in a blood test? And how long must you have it before it will show up
It possible to be relapsing with mono and not show any obvious symptoms? Blood tests would be abnormal?
Not likely relapse.: Infectious mononucleosis has 2 big causes. Cytomegalovirus (cmv), and epstein-barr virus (ebv). CMV has high fevers with chills, fatigue, and malaise. The main lab finding is peripheral lymphocytosis with over 10% atypical lymphocytes on blood smear. Ebv has pharyngitis and cervical lymphadenopathy. In both cases, infants may be asymptomatic or show mild diseaese, though CMV has side effects. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood test result shows a low 38 % in the granulocyte and a high 20 in the mono category. Is there a reason for concern? Should i retake bloods?
I was diagnosed with mono. Took a blood test recently and it had passed. Now I have an enlarged liver after the mono is gone, from what and how long?
Can take a while: Mono is caused by 2 viruses (epstein-barr more often, cytomegalovirus-less common). Same presentation and clinical course. Usually about 2 weeks with fatigue, sore throat, swollen glands; either can cause liver inflammation (w/ or w/o enlargement), enlarged spleen. Can take up to 6 months for recovery. Follow up labs. No alcohol, eat right; no contact sports if enlarged liver/spleen, . ...Read more
Would having mono 5 years ago cause a blood test to show possibility of autoimmune liver disease today?
No: In fact, if you have labs suggesting autoimmune hepatitis, i would be very concerned and would be hammering away at my doctor for all the information i could get. It is possible that an old hepatitis (infectious mono, hepatitis a) may trigger autoimmune hepatitis -- the jury's out on this, but it's moot. Please comply with your diagnosis and if needed treatment, and enjoy a long healthy life. ...Read more