Top 20 Doctor insights on: Mononucleosis liver damage

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Do you recommend using choline (I have mononucleosis). I want to help my liver as much as I can, any tips?

Do you recommend using choline (I have mononucleosis). I want to help my liver as much as I can, any tips?

Allow healing: Your body will likely heal itself. Rest, balanced diet and avoidance of alcohol and medication that is not prescribed are good strategies. I would not recommend any supplements ...Read more

Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Why does mononucleosis cause liver asl and AST levels to be 4 to 5 times higher?

Why does mononucleosis cause liver asl and AST levels to be 4 to 5 times higher?

Viral hepatitis: Epstein-barr virus infection, major culprit for "mono, " also causes mild hepatitis. ...Read more

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Can eating crisps after mononucleosis kill me? (My doctor recommended me liver diet.)

Can eating crisps after mononucleosis kill me? (My doctor recommended me liver diet.)

Crisps: Having lived in Europe - I am assuming that you are referring to what are called potato chips in the US. I would not live only off of crisps. If you have really swollen tonsils and painful throat - crisps could be painful going down. No crisps will not kill you. But do try to get in some nutritious and substantial food too. If you doctor recommended liver - then would follow guidance. Take care. ...Read more

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Is ginkgo biloba bad for liver? Recovering from mononucleosis, Aspartate Aminotransferase about 0, 7 - can I take it?

Is ginkgo biloba bad for liver? Recovering from mononucleosis, Aspartate Aminotransferase about 0, 7 - can I take it?

Gringo biloba: Ginko biloba is probably not bad for the liver, but I would check at the store you purchased it at to double check with the sales people. They can check this out for you. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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Is it safe to sleep on my stomach while I have an enlarged spleen/liver from infectious mononucleosis?

Is it safe to sleep on my stomach while I have an enlarged spleen/liver from infectious mononucleosis?

Yes: Your body has quite a tolerance when it comes to illness & it would let you know if it didn't like sleeping on your belly by not allowing it. I'd avoid bicycle riding, jogging, or contact sports, anything where you could fall & traumatize both organs, until their swelling subsided. ...Read more

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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

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What cause liver damage?

What cause liver damage?

Multiple causes: There are many causes of liver damage. Excess alcohol use is a major cause. Hepatitis and abnormal iron storage can also be the reason. Fat storage in the liver may be a problem if it becomes extensive. Autoimmune diseaes is also a possibility. If you have abnormal liver tests or suspect a problem, you should discuss the situation with your doctor now. ...Read more

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Is liver damage reversible?

Is liver damage reversible?

Depends but yes: What is the cause of the liver damage (virus, immune system, toxins, drugs)? Is the damage ongoing (alcohol, etc.)? In most cases, the liver has an amazing capacity to repair itself and reverse scar tissue that has formed. A person can donate half their liver to another person and they will both usually be ok. Treat your liver well and it will treat you well. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have liver damage?

How to tell if I have liver damage?

Look in mirror: If you are jaundiced, yellow pallor to skin or whites of eyes. Redness to palms, itching with no direct cause, loss of taste then I would check with your doctor. Check side effects of any and all medications that you take even supplements. ...Read more

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What could be causing my liver damage?

What could be causing my liver damage?

Several reasons: There are many reasons that can cause your liver disease. Such as, overuse of alcohol, virus, fat in the liver (with obesity, diabetes, unhealthy diet etc), overactive immune system, medications, drugs, and many others. ...Read more

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How to know if I have any signs of liver damage!?

How to know if I have any signs of liver damage!?

Labs / Biopsy: Biopsy is the gold standard to evaluate liver damage. This test is not done on everyone. Liver function tests can let a doctor know if there is ongoing inflammation of the liver. There are different tests like Fibrospect that is a less invasive than a liver biopsy that can help. All of this has to be put in context with your medical conditions/ history, etc. And discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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What symptoms would I have if I have liver damage?

What symptoms would I have if I have liver damage?

See below: Tiredness, nausea, vomiting, itchy skin, pale or bloody stool, abdominal pain and swelling, leg and ankle swelling, yellow eyes. If you notice any of these get it evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the odds of a person surviving liver damage?

What are the odds of a person surviving liver damage?

It depends: It all depends on the cause of the liver damage and how much was "damaged". This might be able to be determined by seeing a liver specialist. ...Read more

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I have very pink or red palms. Do they indicate liver damage?

Maybe or not: May be normal for you. May be related to altered metabolism of hormones, like estrogen. Can be seen with liver disease, pregnancy, birth control pill use, other causes. Any question-see your doc. ...Read more

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How long does it take for permanent liver damage to take effect from alcoholism?

How long does it take for permanent liver damage to take effect from alcoholism?

It depends: This depends on the quantity of alcohol consumed and the period of time it was consumed. In addition, this depends on the person's baseline liver function or any underlying liver disease. ...Read more

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What is the difference in pain intensity between liver damage and kidney stones?

Considerable: Kidney stones can cause significant pain as they either block (obstruct) the urine flow and cause pressure to build up, or simply by moving down the ureter (they are often very sharp). On the other hand, "liver damage" (and I don't know what you mean by that) should not cause any pain. Gallstones might cause pain in your right upper quadrant but this is not liver damage. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could liver damage from overuse of alcohol cause water retention?

Albumin: The liver produces Albumin, which is responsible for keeping the fluid in the blood supply and out of the extremities and abdomen. When there is enough liver damage, albumin production is decreased. Less albumin = more fluid everywhere else except the blood. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Infectious Mononucleosis (Definition)

Mononucleosis is a viral disease caused by EB Epstein Barr virus. It can last 10-14 days even up to weeks and become chronic on occasion. A mono assay test can reveal if present and on an CBC can see nucleated or atypical lymphocytes. Sore throat, fatigue, fevers are the main symptoms. Treatment remains bedrest, fluids and Advil 400 mg po q 6 hrs until no symptoms occur. Reg ...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