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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have mono/enlarged spleen, is it safe to sleep on my stomach and left side? I do feel a lil pain/pressure when I do but subsides after a couple minu
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
Wait: 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
SPLENOMEGALY: CAUSES: 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