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How Much Weight Do You Lose When You Have Mono
I'm losing weight scared for cancer I'm 16 male I eat lot and I have mono said the doctor, checked my thyroid perfect what happening I'm scared:(?:(
Continue workup: Teen cancers don't announce themselves in this way without either very abnormal blood work, very abnormal neuro stuff, or a mass. You're checking your testes, right? It's common for teens to lose weight from mono, from a new sport, or even from illness -- a check for malabsorption / sprue may be in order if you're really wasted or obviously sick. ...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
I have mono but I'm not very tired just a mild sore throat and my spleen is a bit enlarged. Can i still weight lift? Hard to believe myspleenwillburst
Mild Mono: It probably won't, but I would wait until your spleen returns to normal size, which shouldn't be too long, since you seem to have a mild case. ...Read more
Exam of sumandibular: Monucleosis is caused by the epstein-barr virus which causes swelling of the submandibular glands and lymph nodes in the upper neck. There are two different tests to help in the diagnoses of acute of chronic ebv. Acute ebv occurs at age 5or6 when he or she becomes children playing together. Ebv reactivates at teenage years when stress events (first love) or school change occurs. Immune suppress. ...Read more
Depends on variables: Most are considered contagious through oral secretions for the first 3 weeks in adults. Your worksite may have a policy on such issues and I would consult with them on their return policy. ...Read more
Much less....: You activity level must fall, or the duration of illness and its severity will both be worsened. Anyone who is ill with infection, must cut their activity level. Until you are better, walking is probably the only medical answer you should get! ...Read more
Maybe,maybe not: Mono is usually a mild flu like illness in kids, but intensifies in older patients. In most, it will run its course in 3 weeks, in 10% it may take 3 mo and rare patients have significant complications. Avoidance of potential trauma is advised as the spleen is often enlarged and could rupture if traumatized. ...Read more
Might be possible: Sxs of mononucleosis may include: fever, sore throat, decreased appetite, feeling tired, feeling poorly overall, rash, swollen lymph nodes, muscle aches & pain & an enlarged sleep. Coughing, shortness of breath, headaches, turning yellow, chest discomfort & rapid heart rate may also occur. ...Read more
Not much: During mono the liver is usually inflamed to some degree making it hard for it to complete all its work, such as detoxifying the alcohol you ingested. At some level, the alcohol can cause liver cell injury, but this organ self heals over time unless the injury is chronic. If at some point you kill your liver, you will either need a transplant or will bleed to death. You might try to treat it better ...Read more
Not a good idea: When you have an enlarged spleen, it is possible for it to rupture (break open) if you hit something. That can be dangerous and make you need emergency surgery. Spleens can be different sizes, but generally the bigger, the worse the risk from being hit. Also, people with mono are often too tired to enjoy or do well with skiing. Put off your skiing several weeks. ...Read more
Yes: If I could answer that question on this website, there would be no need to ever actually see a doctor for anything. Both conditions exist, and therefore either is possible. (pardon the sarcasm, but there's only so much we doctors can do on the web with limited information.). ...Read more
No: Mono is very common, but usually not severe. Teens and adults catch it (it's caused by the ebv virus) by contacting an infected person's saliva. Young children catch the virus too, such as from parents and relatives sharing food or drink with them. However, young kids have milder symptoms so doctors don't diagnose mono. Teens and adults have harsher symptoms, so are diagnosed as having mono. ...Read more
Testing: The most common symptoms are sore throat and fatigue. Often there is a low grade fever. There are too many other problems that can have similar symptoms. There is a screening test and a thorough blood test. The screen, as all screens, is not 100% reliable. A serum Epstein Barr profile is the most accurate test ...Read more
Mono: Mononucleosis presents with swollen tonsils that may have white to yellow exudates, skin rash, enlarged lymph nodes on the front & back of your neck and enlarged spleen &/or liver. Your white blood cell will be elevated. A monospot test will show — or + for mono & antibody titers can distinguish btwn old vs new infection. ...Read more
Sxs + test: Sxs of mononucleosis may include: fever, sore throat, decreased appetite, feeling tired, feeling poorly overall, rash, swollen lymph nodes, muscle aches & pain & an enlarged sleep. Coughing, shortness of breath, headaches, turning yellow, chest discomfort & rapid heart rate may also occur. You can be tested for mono. ...Read more
Mono test or EBV : Mono or infectious mono nucleosis (imn) is very contagious, 2/3 of people who have it never show any symptoms like enlarged lymph nodes, sore throat or fever. If there is no symptom there is no need to do the blood test.(mono test or ebv titter). No treatment is needed either. ...Read more
Mononucleosis: In the acute phase, roughly the first two weeks, when the symptoms of sore throat and enlarged lymph nodes are present, it is clear that going to school is not a good idea. After that, it is more of a personal risk, enlarged spleen and liver and possible damage to them. Also, since there is no treatment for EBV (mono), your body need A LOT of rest and fluids and pampering to fight this disease. ...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
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