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Mononucleosis And 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
Infectious mononucleosis is also known as Mono. 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
Could alcohol have the same effect on the liver while having mono in its incubation period versus while having full symptoms of mono?
Alcohol: Is likely to have the most adverse impact on liver health in a liver that has already been damaged by mononucleosis. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
? 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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