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My son has mono his stomach is distended and he has pain in right and left and front of stomach. It has a stinging feeling when you touch it.?

My son has mono his stomach is distended and he has pain in right and left and front of stomach. It has a stinging feeling when you touch it.?

If abdominal pain: Becomes sharp or severe, you'd need to take him to the er. Swelling of the spleen is common. Don't keep pushing on his abdomen. One of the rare complications of mono is rupture of the spleen. That's why he can't play basketball, football, or any other contact sport for 2 mos. After the acute 10-day illness is over. The liver can swell also. If he develops jaundice, take him to his doctor. ...Read more

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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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I have mono and have stomach pain should I go to the er?

Mononucleosis: If you are having severe left upper quadrant abdominal pain then yes go to the ER. This could be a sign of an enlarged and potentially ruptured spleen. ...Read more

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I've an enlarged spleen from mono. I bumped my stomach on the kitchen counter today. Is it possible I ruptured my spleen?

I've an enlarged spleen from mono. I bumped my stomach on the kitchen counter today. Is it possible I ruptured my spleen?

Possible: How do you feel? Splenic rupture is usually accompanied by signs of shock like rapid pulse, low blood pressure and abdominal pain. If you begin experiencing these signs, you should seek medical attention immediately. Thanks for HealthTap! ...Read more

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Pinching pain in left abdomen... I’ve had mono for a little over a month. Could it be my spleen?

Pinching pain in left abdomen... I’ve had mono for a little over a month. Could it be my spleen?

Maybe: The spleen, stomach, part of the pancreas, and part of the intestine are in the upper left abdomen. A patient who suspects that certain pains are related to stomach acid, reflux, or ulcers can try taking a full-sized dose of Maalox or Mylanta to see what happens. If the pains or sensations go away each time, that suggests the pains are due to acidity. Her doctor can check for an enlarged spleen. ...Read more

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I fell today and having pain in my upper left stomach. I have had a swollen spleen before from mono. Should I get checked out of give it a few days?

I fell today and having pain in my upper left stomach. I have had a swollen spleen before from mono. Should I get checked out of give it a few days?

Exam needed: An enlarged spleen is often boggy and susceptible to easy bruising and bleeding. This can act like a sponge and continue to bleed. You should be examined by a physician, undergo a careful abdominal evaluation and have a blood test to check for dropping red blood cell count. ...Read more

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I have mono. It has caused my abdomen on the left side to be sore to the touch. It is not my spleen. What is it?

Tender Abdoman: How do you know it's not your spleen? The spleen is on the left side and can become enlarged and tender with mono. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 800ibuprf with prodendine for mono? What does it mean if severe stomach pains and chest pains occurs after taking pills together?

Is it ok to take 800ibuprf with prodendine for mono? What does it mean if severe stomach pains and chest pains occurs after taking pills together?

?: Never heard of prodendine. Google search turned up nothing relevant. The most common side effect of ibuprofen is "severe stomach pains and chest pains". Also nausea. 800 mg is a very large dose that is poorly tolerated by many. ...Read more

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Every morning I wake up my stomach is bloated and when I try to use the restroom gas just comes out, what does this mean? Is this a symptom of mono?

Not a mono symptom.: This is not a symptom of mono. What types of food are you eating? Do you have lactose intolerance? Have you experienced weight loss? Do you have right upper quadrant pain (gallbladder issue)? Any difficulty with fatty/fried foods? I would consider a good probiotic. See your physician for a complete work up of your gastrointestinal tract. You need an ultrasound of the gallbladder & blood work. ...Read more

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Waiting on mono test, classic symptoms, then sudden mid to lower bad abdominal pain goes to back. Could this be related to mono? Should I seek er help

Get yourself chk'd: The sudden bad abdominal pain radiating to the back does suggest that you should get yourself checked. Spleen rupture is a known complication of mono and should be excluded. Only an examination and close follow up will reveal if all is well. ...Read more

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I have stomach pains in the left part of my abs when I work out. I had mono last year. Could it be back? If my mono came back could my spleen be at risk

I have stomach pains in the left part of my abs when I work out. I had mono last year. Could it be back? If my mono came back could my spleen be at risk

See your doctor: Don't let undiagnosed abdominal pain go without evaluation. Abdominal pain is a very broad subject, so letting the doctor evaluate can allow him/her to start eliminating various issues. ...Read more

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I got mono over a year ago and I'm still suffering from abdominal pain and fatigue, why could that be?

I got mono over a year ago and I'm still suffering from abdominal pain and fatigue, why could that be?

Not mono: Don't delay seeking help under some idea this is related to mono. The CDC came out more than a decade ago with a consensus determination that there is no "chronic mono syndrome". This could be something major & the more you delay the less likely you are to get a good outcome. ...Read more

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I have low WBC and mono% high. Chest pains and bloated stomach. What could this mean?

I have low WBC and mono% high. Chest pains and bloated stomach. What could this mean?

Low blood count: We have no information about you, not even your age let alone any medical history, medications, social history etc. This is not magic, we can only provide you with a differential diagnosis when we have sufficient information. You clearly had a medical visit to have your blood count, how is it that you did not explore your symptoms and discuss possible diagnosis with doctor who ordered the test? ...Read more

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If I have mono and accidently my computer jammed into the side of my stomach bc I walked into a door, do you think I ruptured my spleen?

If I have mono and accidently my computer jammed into the side of my stomach bc I walked into a door, do you think I ruptured my spleen?

Spleen trauma: Hardly likely it would take a considerable blunt trauma to rupture your spleen sometimes bleeding may take place under a capsule of the splen in which case you would start to feel increasing pain if in doubt consult your physician he may want to do an ultra sound of the abdomen. ...Read more

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My daughter has had mono for 6 weeks. 2 weeks ago she fell. She a stabbing pain in the upper abdomen just behind the lower ribcage & tip of shoulder.

My daughter has had mono for 6 weeks. 2 weeks ago she fell. She a stabbing pain in the upper abdomen just behind the lower ribcage & tip of shoulder.

She needs to be seen: Mono can cause enlargement of the spleen and liver. You are describing pain that is often associated with injury to one of these organs. She needs to be seen and examined, and possibly have a CT scan of her abdomen. Good luck on her recovery!
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Can I take doxycycline mono 100 mg with food? It says take on empty stomach. Why?

Can I take doxycycline mono 100 mg with food? It says take on empty stomach. Why?

Food decreases: Absorption of the doxycycline. Dairy products bind to the doxyclcline and keep it from being absorbed. If you need to take it with food for GI symptoms take it with 1-2 crackers ...Read more

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I have mono and got drunk last night now my stomach hurts like a sharp non stop pain, should I see a doctor?

Pain: Nope. There would be nothing a physician would do for this unless there were other symptoms. Drinking too much is very hard on a healthy body. I cannot imagine why one would drink at all when they were ill with an illness with so many symptoms like mono. Mono is already causing fatigue, aches and pains and dehydration. Drinking alcohol when one is ill represents alcoholic behavior. ...Read more

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I've had mono for awhile and having darker stool not black and mild stomach/ abdominal pain is that normal? Not much of an appetite either.

I've had mono for awhile and having darker stool not black and mild stomach/ abdominal pain is that normal? Not much of an appetite either.

Mono: Fairly common with mono which affects the whole body, but I would see your doctor to check your belly and run some blood tests to check your liver enzymes. They want to do an ultrasound as well ...Read more

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I had the flu then strepthroat went back because my upper left abdominal was hurting they said my spleen was swollon mono cameback - what could it be?

I had the flu then strepthroat went back because my upper left abdominal was hurting they said my spleen was swollon mono cameback - what could it be?

Need more info: It is not clear what the result of your test for ebv infectious mononucleosis was, what procedure was used and whether you were tested for some of the other causes of a mononucleosis-like syndrome, one of which is HIV disease. The high probability is that you have infectious mononucleosis. Go back and discuss with the doctor seeing you. And be very careful. A swollen tender spleen can rupture. ...Read more

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I have mono and I can see my pulse in my stomach also I'm having a hard time focusing on things is this normal? My chest also feels tight a lot and

I have mono and I can see my pulse in my stomach also I'm having a hard time focusing on things is this normal? My chest also feels tight a lot and

Slender people: May be able to see their pulse in the abdomen when lying down, but usually this suggests that the heart is beating more dynamically, which would happen with fever or dehydration or an adrenaline surge if you are anxious. Push fluids even though you have sore throat. If unable, please let your doctor know about your symptoms, especially if your tight chest and focusing don't improve with fluids. ...Read more

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My daughter has had mono. I'm pretty sure that I have had it as well. I am just literally exhuasted. All I want to do is sleep. My concern is that for the past few days my lower abdomen has felt strange. I know that you can get an enlarged spleen with mon

My daughter has had mono. I'm pretty sure that I have had it as well. I am just literally exhuasted. All I want to do is sleep. My concern is that for the past few days my lower abdomen has felt strange. I know that you can get an enlarged spleen with mon

You: You are correct regarding an enlarged spleen with mono. The spleen is located on the left side of the abdomen, closer to the middle; it is also closer to your back than your abdominal wall. If your spleen is enlarged and causing you pain, there is the possibility that this pain is radiating to the area you described. You must also consider that this may represent a different process, possibly a UTI (urinary tract infection). For this reason you should see your doctor for an evaluation and testing for mono as well as testing for a possible uti.
Lastly remember to drink plenty of fluids and in the meantime avoid any contact sports or strenuous exercise.
Take care. ...Read more

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What is it when you constantly feel a heated feeling inside your stomach and it rise to your chest and throat? Is it mono or HIV symptoms?

What is it when you constantly feel a heated feeling inside your stomach and it rise to your chest and throat? Is it mono or HIV symptoms?

Unclear: Your symptoms could be related to a variety of symptoms. Mononucleosis and HIV infection would both require an evaluation to diagnose. ...Read more

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11 year old boy, high count of monocytes (mono), abdominal pain continuous for over a week, diarrhea, and tired. What type of physician? Need help

A pediatrician: He should see a pediatrician. And while he's waiting he needs to be well hydrated. If he has severe pain or can't keep fluids down he should go to an emergency room. ...Read more

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Norovirus and mono got me. Gastritis for the last 2 months. Some stomach tenderness. Found a little IM in stomach on scope. Take Prilosec. Thoughts?

Norovirus and mono got me. Gastritis for the last 2 months. Some stomach tenderness. Found a little IM in stomach on scope. Take Prilosec. Thoughts?

Sorry about yr GI: If you really have a gastritis (inflamed stomach) the antacid Prilosec that should help. About your viral infections with Norovirus and Infectious Mono virus we have no antiviral drugs for those and you will just have to endure. The people who do worst are the very young (infants) and the very old (over 75). You will do fine. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with an enlarged spleen while deployed to afghanistan. Labs were taken, I had blood work dealing with my liver off, cleared of mono and maleria. Since I have been statewide, 8 months now, I have had pains in my upper left quadrant of my stomach

Hello.: Hello. I recommend that you write down all of your symptoms and present it to your physician. You can very respectfully state that you are really concerned by these symptoms you can ask if there are any other tests which would help to determine the cause of your pain. Since you are likely getting your care at a mtf, don't know if your doctor allows somewhat of a relaxed environment or if you need to stay locked on during your sessions. If s/he indicates that they have taken the evaluation as far as they can, could respectfully ask to be evaluated by an internist.
If this does not achieve what you are looking for, all departments at mtfs have patient contact representatives that you can work through. Take care. ...Read more

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My 3 yr old son has had severe upper abdominal pain for 7 days, ultrasound was fine. He rbc, hgb, lymph#, and mono# are all high. His mvp is low.

My 3 yr old son has had severe upper abdominal pain for 7 days, ultrasound was fine. He rbc, hgb, lymph#, and mono# are all high. His mvp is low.

Lab data: The question is not clear because you cannot take lab values out of the context of clinical findings, and we do not have the option of examining him. Trust your pediatrician and if not, get a second opinion. Hope he is better soon. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more