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Mono Spleen Enlarged
Most: There are many variations in the clinical manifestations of mono and it may not cause any symptoms. Most people with clinical mono do have enlargements of lymph nodes, spleen and liver and these subside on their own with the natural resolution of the infection in an otherwise healthy person. ...Read more
I had mono& my spleen was enlarged recently. Left shoulder has been stiff/sore for 12 hours, my abdomen doesn't hurt that much- did my spleen rupture?
No: It will be a serious event......you may not feel good enough to talk about it. ...Read more
With mono my spleen has been enlarged for 6-7 weeks causing pain throughout my torso and breathing issues, went to doc2 durin1st 2wks What should I do?
Depends: Certain positions may produce pressure on the area of the spleen and if greatly enlarged and inflamed this can create a risk, although very very tiny. Just be very careful not to place pressure on the left side of the abdomen. ...Read more
I have mono and my spleen has enlarged about 30% more than earlier and was already visible through clothing then. How can I reduce inflammation?
Limit activities: ALimit activities that are strenuous or involve contact as in sports for at least a month and get adequate rest. Treatment with prednisone or other anti-inflammatory drugs may cause further complications. You don`t want rupture because it will cause loss of spleen and require careful infection precautions in the future. ...Read more
My son is 6 years old and 3 monthes ago he got the mono. And till now his spleen is verry enlarged? Is it normal?
Infectious mono: Sometimes Spleen can remain enlarged for long time. Avoid contact sports and lifting heavy weights. ...Read more
Is it possible for your spleen to enlarge as Mono is heading out of your system? It wasn't enlarged before but I'm worried. Is that not how it works?!
Peaks early: With this disorder, you usually see this side effect by the end of the first week of symptoms (which is when they come in for diagnosis) with a gradual decline over the course of the illness. By three weeks in I am seldom ever able to feel an enlarged spleen, even on kids who had it earlier. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with mono again and have been told my spleen is enlarged. I was wanting to know is it a bad sign if my ULQ is silently painful?
Enlarged spleen: An enlarged spleen from mono can certainly be painful and would be a good reason to rest. The left upper quadrant or LUQ, is certainly where the spleen hangs out. This type of discomfort should be checked out by your doctor, however. As soon as possible. Definitely do not exercise when this is going on. ...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
Recovery stage of mono. My blood looks good & my spleen doesn't seem to be enlarged. When can I start lifting? Can it become enlarged in acute stage?
The spleen is usually enlarged with infectious mononucleosis (barr epstein virus infection).
The spleen can rupture if there is trauma to the spleen when it is enlarged. Lifting of course depends on the weight of what you lift. Give your body time to heal and the spleen to return normal size and this may take 3 months. ...Read more
Yes: There are a wide variety of conditions which can result in enlargement of the spleen. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with mono 4 days ago. And my spleen is enlarged. Will it go down on its own? Is garlic good for an enlarged spleen?
Hi I got mono in july and it's october now. I want to work out and I feel like my regular self, is it safe to do this knowing I have a inlarged spleen?
Time for a recheck: By now any spleenic enlargement should have gone down. Have your doc check, and evaluate the need for any further treatment, or if resolver, release you to full activity. ...Read more
Many: though not that common. Typhoid, septicemia, abscess/cyst in spleen, some viral infection, malaria, toxoplasma infection; hemolytic anemias- e.g. Thalassemia, sickle cell anemia, hereditary spherocytosis; lymphoma, leukemia; some metabolic diseases; liver cirrhosis with portal vein hypertension; sarcoidosis; rheumatoid arthritis.
Sound scary, if feeling too sick, check with your doctor. ...Read more
I have mono but doctors say my spleen is NOT enlarged. Can I still do light activity such as light work on elliptical?
You should ask your: Own doctor, since she/he knows you best. The answer also depends on when you were diagnosed. The biggest risk in mono is injury to the spleen, which is more likely when it is enlarged, and most commonly occurs earlier in the illness. So, just being on the ellyptical is not a problem. However, if you fell and injured your abdomen, your spleen could be injured, especially if your spleen becomes enlarged. ...Read more
I have mono and my spleen is ridiculously enlarged and I'm afraid it is going to rupture. How can I decrease the inflammation?
I was diagnosed with mono December 16, on the 31st negative. 5 days ago My spleen suddenly enlarged and I have severe constipation should I worry?
Yes: Make sure that your doctor is aware of this. ...Read more
Is it normal to have slight left side and shoulder pain with mono? I know it can enlarge spleen...pain isn't severe, but aches a bit. Will I be ok?
Can I get advice? I've got and enlarged spleen but no mono and blood test look ok what could it be?
Further tests?: An ultrasound may help. Liver function tests can rule things out. Other viruses can cause this. If increasing in size, this will need definite evaluation and further work up. ...Read more
Do some children gets an enlarged spleen with all viruses? My son already had mono but he seems to get a slightly enlarged spleen whenever he's sick.
Not with all viruses: Mononucleosis does cause splenic enlargement but all viruses do not cause splenic enlargement. But there are others beside the Ebstein Barr Virus which causes mononucleosis. Cytomegalo virus causes it. But you say it get enlarged whenever he is sick. I suggest you discuss with your pediatrician if it is of concern. If it goes down after his illness. Then I see no problem. Discuss with his Pediatrician ...Read more
Don't really know if there is built up fluid had mono couple weeks ago but my doctor said my spleen wasn't enlarged could working out recently b why?
Likely ok: Unless you are doing acrobatic maneuvers, you are likely ok. ...Read more
Can smoking cigarettes effect your spleen if it is enlarged from mono? Can it effect your liver while recovering from mono.
Probably not: I am not aware of tobacco's effects on the spleen or liver, but it can cause throat, lung, and bladder plus some other forms of cancers. It also worsens asthma and causes emphysema especially for women. You should take this opportunity to quit smoking instead of asking for justification to smoke. Name me one health benefit from smoking and then we can talk. ...Read more
What to do if I had mono back in june and my spleen was a bit enlarged. I am now having a lot of pain near my left back rib cage/ scapula area. Related?
Possible nerve impingement that can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management.