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Doctor insights on: Long Term Symptoms Of Mononucleosis

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How long is mononucleosis contageous for after my symptoms go away?

How long is mononucleosis contageous for after my symptoms go away?

MONONUCLEOSIS: Primary infection last about 2 weeks but ebv remains for life with intermittent shedding from the nasopharynx. Infection can occur from kissing asymptomatic person who is shedding the virus. ...Read more

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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


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Are there any short term or long term effects of mononucleosis? What are they?

Are there any short term or long term effects of mononucleosis? What are they?

Both: Mononucleosis from Epstein-Barr virus: Short-term: enlarged spleen (careful w/ sports to avoid rupture), rash (especially if given Amoxicillin), rarely neurologic symptoms or other. Long-term: lymphoma (rare). Almost everyone tests positive for Epstein-Barr virus exposure (90-95% worldwide), so please do not spend any energy worrying about getting lymphoma from having had mononucleosis. ...Read more

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How long after all the symptoms of mononucleosis are gone am I non contagious?

How long after all the symptoms of mononucleosis are gone am I non contagious?

Mono: The most contagious period is the first couple of weeks but some patients may have the fatigue anywhere from 6-12 weeks. ...Read more

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How long do mononucleosis symptoms last for? I have had a low-grade fever and am very tired for 4 weeks, is this normal?

Mono symptoms: Unfortunately it can go for many months. You should rest, hydrate and eat well, take OTC meds for the symptom relief. Avoid trauma to the spleen. Keep in touch with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are mononucleosis symptoms?

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What are mononucleosis symptoms?

Symptoms include: Fever, fatigue, swollen tonsils, swollen lymph nodes, rash, sore throat, malaise, headache, just to name a few. Consult your doctor if you suspect mono. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mononucleosis?

What are the symptoms of mononucleosis?

Sore throat, fever: Headache, tiredness, swollen lymph nodes, occasionally a rash. You should be tested if you have these, as it could also be several other things that would respond to antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will my mononucleosis recovery take?

Can someone tell me how long will my mononucleosis recovery take?

Varies: Most adults with mono recover within 3 weeks.There are about 10% that may have lingering symptoms that last up to 3 months. The chronic fatigue syndrome once thought of as related has its origin from another cause. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of mononucleosis?

Mono: Sore throat, white spots sometimes on tonsils, fatigue and swollen lymph nodes that tend to be more posterior ( in back of neck) versus strep throat which is typically more anterior ( front of neck). ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Infectious Mononucleosis (Definition)

Infectious mononucleosis is an infectious illness caused by a virus, called Ebstein Barr virus. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, and enlarged spleen. It is spread via saliva, hence its ...Read more


Dr. Jeff McFadden
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Mononucleosis (Definition)

Glandular fever (infectious mononucleosis, or just "mono") is an illness caused by infection with the Epstein-Barr virus. The infection may feature fever, sore throat, fatigue, and swollen lymph ...Read more