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Doctor insights on: How Much Weight Do You Lose When You Have Mono

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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Infectious Mononucleosis (Definition)

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


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How do I know if I have mono?

How do I know if I have mono?

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

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Is it okay that I go to work if I have mono?

Is it okay that I go to work if I have mono?

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

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What should I do to exercise while I have mono?

What should I do to exercise while I have mono?

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

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What to do if I have mono, should I be worried?

What to do if I have mono, should I be worried?

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

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Is it possible I have mono? What are the symptoms?

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

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What to do if I have mono and What to do if I have a question?

What to do if I have mono and What to do if I have a question?

Mononucleosis: Please submit a clear & specific question about Mono. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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I have mono and my symptoms are worrying me. What should I do?

I have mono and my symptoms are worrying me. What should I do?

Rest for mono: Get plenty of rest and eat a proper diet. Mono is a self limiting disease and you should start to be feeling after 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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Could I have mono if kissing someone else with it?

Could I have mono if kissing someone else with it?

Yes: Mono is often referred to as the "kissing disease". Like any other infection, if you expose yourself to someone who has one, you run the risk of catching it yourself. ...Read more

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I have mono is it ok for me to have 1 drink a week?

I have mono is it ok for me to have 1 drink a week?

Liver issues: You need to ask your own physician about this, because s/he knows the state of your mono and liver condition, etc. Alcohol is a toxin to the liver (and other organs too). If your liver enzymes are elevated it would not be a good idea to use any known liver toxins. ...Read more

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Should you skip school if you have mono?

Mono: If one has infectious mononucleosis standard precautions are needed. No need to skip school unless feeling very sick and needs to rest. Contact sports to be avoided in case of splenomegaly till it resolves. ...Read more

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I drank 6 beers on the weekend and I have mono. What will happen?

I drank 6 beers on the weekend and I have mono. What will happen?

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

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What to do if I think I might have mono, but im not sure if I have strep?

Med eval: Please seek medical evaluation. Both mononucleosis and strep throat can be easily diagnosed. Treatment varies depending on the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Should u go skiing if ur spleen is inlarged and u have mono?

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

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Could I have mono or just an infection in my throat?

Could I have mono or just an infection in my throat?

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

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I have mono is it life threatning?

I have mono is it life threatning?

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

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I have mono, can I have 1 beet a week?

What?: You could eat as many beets as you want. Is this really what you asked or are you misspelling something? My grandmother used to treat my colds with borscht (a russian soup made of beets). ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if I have mono?

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

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What would you do to decide if you have mono?

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

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How long before you can tell if you have mono?

How long before you can tell if you have mono?

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

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How to know if I have mono since my boyfriend got it?

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

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I think I may have mono but I'm not positve, how to know?

Simple test: Blood tests can help determine if you have this disorder. A blood count can provide suggestive evidence and an antibody test can be confirmed or exclude the most common cause of the condition. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what can't I do with my gf in terms of sex while I have mono?

Can anyone tell me what can't I do with my gf in terms of sex while I have mono?

Why not lay off: Of sex while you have mononucleosis. That includes kissing. You don't want her to become infected do you? You may be contagious for several months (even if asymptomatic). ...Read more

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If I have mono, is it ok to still go to my classes? Will my classmates be at risk?

If I have mono, is it ok to still go to my classes? Will my classmates be at risk?

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

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4 days ago I made out with a kid while I was sick. Does he have mono? Do I have mono?

Unknown: I am not sure what makes you think he has infectious mononucleosis. If he does it be highly contagious and can is often passed from kissing. Symptoms to watch for you are sore throat, fatigue, fever, ha. ...Read more

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I am being tested for mono. How long do I have to be off work if i actually do have mono.?

Docs opinion: That depends on how severe your case, what work you do and in the end your doctors clinical judgement. ...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