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If i had elevated liver enzymes and enlarged spleen due to mononucleosis, how long do I need to wait to drink alcohol?

If i had elevated liver enzymes and enlarged spleen due to mononucleosis, how long do I need to wait to drink alcohol?

How do you feel?: You'll know when you're ready because you'll feel fully recovered. I hope you're not in any hurry, and that for the rest of your life you'll drink sensibly. ...Read more

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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How long should I avoid alcohol if I have mono?

How long should I avoid alcohol if I have mono?

As long as it takes: Infectious mononucleosis or mono for short attack your immune system. While feeling sick avoid alcohol which will dehydrate you and make you feel weaker. See what water does for your body. ...Read more

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How soon after symptoms resolve from mono can you drink alcohol?

How soon after symptoms resolve from mono can you drink alcohol?

Mono: can affect your liver and cause inflammation of that organ as well as the other glands that are affected. alcohol also can cause liver irritation so it should be restarted carefully if you didn't experience any abdominal pain or have blood tests showing your liver was irritated, would wait until you feel perfectly normal for at least 2 weeks. may want to check with your doctor Moderation is key ...Read more

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If i've had mono over a year, and i've been consuming alcohol periodically. Can that affect the liver permanately?

If i've had mono over a year, and i've been consuming alcohol periodically. Can that affect the liver permanately?

Alcohol: Periodic? How frequent? And how much at a time? Even binge 5 beers in weekends is alcoholism with severe long term personal and familial consequences. Mono does not leave long lasting consequences in the liver but mono+alcoholism do. Think of your family, or if single, of the severe consequencesss in your own life of resulting severe depression + severe anxiety that initially push you to drink. ...Read more

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How long should I wait after recovering from mono before drinking alcohol? I have been over it for a couple months now, if not a little more.

How long should I wait after recovering from mono before drinking alcohol? I have been over it for a couple months now, if not a little more.

How much alcohol?: And was your liver affected? If you had mono hepatitis, you need to talk to your doctor and make sure your enzyme levels are completely normal. Truly social drinking (less than 2 drinks, a couple times a week at most) should not be a problem, but regular or heavier drinking may well be. Your own physician is the best person to answer this question, but my ? Is if alcohol is problem for you? ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol after having mono?

? timing issue ?: Since mono often produces liver inflammation it is wise to avoid alcohol consumption while symptomatic. Since alcohol is broken down by the liver, the illness can intensify the risk of liver injury by alcohol. Most adults are symptomatic for 3-4 wks, while a few remain so for 3 months. Avoiding alcohol until you are well past the symptomatic stage is recommended. ...Read more

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If I drink alcohol with mono what will happen?

If I drink alcohol with mono what will happen?

Hard to say: Mono often causes liver inflammation and that is where the toxins in alcohol must be broken down. If you drink while the liver is already compromised, you increase the chance of liver injury.Light drinking might not stir up a big problem, but keeping that in mind could help you avoid some harsh consequences. ...Read more

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How can drinking alcohol affect you while you have mono?

Mono: Mono causes you to feel weak all by itself. It tends to make people tired and fatigued. Alcohol is a suppressant and causes drowsiness, slowed responses. Together, the effects will likely be exacerbated or made worse. I wouldn't recommend mixing the two, it could result in a very long rip van winkle-like nap. ...Read more

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I have read some things that say don't drink alcohol while you have mono. Why?

Liver issues: It is common for mono sufferers to have a mild hepatitis during the illness.This reduces the livers ability to clear and detoxify alcohol in a routine way, & increases the possibility of liver toxicity with alcohol. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
378 doctors shared insights

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
719 doctors shared insights

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