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Is Mono A Virus Or Is It A Gland That Everybody Has
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
A virus infection: Mono is due to an infection by ebv virus, and is seen more often in teens and young adults. Ebv virus is contagious in the saliva. Younger kids who catch ebv usually do not get the mono syndrome of prolonged fatigue, aches, swollen lymph glands, huge tonsils, fevers, sore throat, swollen spleen, puffy face, etc... Patients get better after a couple weeks or longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter tested positive for mono yesterday. how long has it been since she contracted the virus. she doesnt seem to b overly tired but had the sore throat and swollen glands.
Mono testing: Given that she has other symptoms, it is likely that the disease contact was within the past week to 10 days. The mono test is based on development of IgM antibodies, which are the first ones to appear, and develop within about a week. Depending on the test, there can be other considerations, but her case sounds consistent with the common scenario. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can my boyfriend be a carrier for mono? Could i get infected with this virus and what are the symptoms
Mono : Mono can be carried by individuals for years, and can be the cause of illness in others. Signs to look for are : lack of energy/ fatigue a loss of appetite fever and chills severe sore throat swollen lymph nodes- enlarged glands in your neck if you have reason to believe you are infected, see your doctor right away for a diagnosis and instructions. Take care. ...Read more
I have mono again atbage 41. I was 15 the first time. my glands tonsils voicebox are inflamed when will pred improve this?
Sore Throat.: This might not be Mono. It isnt that easy to know for sure. The test we commonly to make the diagnosis measures antibodies for Mono. You body make these to fight the virus. Once you have had it, at age 15 for you, the antibody level will remain positive from then on. What you have may not be Mono. See your doctor before starting antibiotics or prednisone. ...Read more
Right tonsil -swollen on&off. No pain.Right ear-bothers me Thyroid gland in the front on the right side becomes slightly swollen. Had mono in the past?
See Your Doctor Now: Your symptoms suggest possible upper respiratory infection: is caused by numerous viruses & swollen glands are common however true thyroid swelling is not a feature. Mono virus is universal, many people contract it without symptoms; long-term aftermath unlikely with normal immune function. Any suspected thyroid enlargement must be evaluated. See your doctor now for correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more
I am exhausted all the time and swolllen glands along with sore throat could this be mono and should I be seen or just deal with these symptoms?
Go in: Yes, it sounds a lot like mono but, there are other syndromes that result in fatigue. Check with your doctor if this has been going on for more than around 5-6 weeks. Chronic fatigue, hypothyroidism and lymphoma can all make you feel tired and you can't tell them apart without an examination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an extremely sore throat with swollen glands and have been running a temp between 100 ang 103.2 for 2 days. Could this be mono? I am 53
Mono: Mono or epstein barr virus infection can cause a system wide infection that in fact lowers your immune system to other infections. It is not uncommon to have more than one virus infection at a time.Concentrate on good hand washing, sleep and good nutrition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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