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Is hockey ok to play after an enlarged liver from mono?

Is hockey ok to play after an enlarged liver from mono?

When it resolves: Participation in all sports should be avoided if a patient has enlarged liver from infectious mononucleosis. When the enlargement has resolved, full activity may be resumed. Acute rupture of an enlarged spleen poses a higher risk than the liver. This usually resolves in a little over a month and the patient must be evaluated and cleared by a physician prior to returning to activity. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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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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Can a child who had an enlarged liver and spleen play sports?

?Cause ?sport: Participation in any sport requires an understanding of a kids physical limitations and the demands of the sport. Mild liver & spleen enlargement after a simple viral illness might not require much restriction while a kid with mono & speen enlargment is at risk of rupture after any abdominal trauma.The childs physician should review the kids health & risks of the proposed sport before participatn. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with mono. Took a blood test recently and it had passed. Now I have an enlarged liver after the mono is gone, from what and how long?

Can take a while: Mono is caused by 2 viruses (epstein-barr more often, cytomegalovirus-less common). Same presentation and clinical course. Usually about 2 weeks with fatigue, sore throat, swollen glands; either can cause liver inflammation (w/ or w/o enlargement), enlarged spleen. Can take up to 6 months for recovery. Follow up labs. No alcohol, eat right; no contact sports if enlarged liver/spleen, . ...Read more

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9 yr old f enlarged liver, 6 liver enzymes hi, hi bilirubin, hep abc -, cmv-, mono-.1 mon later enzymes lower&hi cholest., now hi alp&triglycer. Help?

See Your Doctor: Symptoms like these are best determined by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with Mono after being sick for two and a half weeks. It's been a week and a half, and I feel fine. When can I return to playing sports?

I was diagnosed with Mono after being sick for two and a half weeks. It's been a week and a half, and I feel fine. When can I return to playing sports?

Mono: Typically it takes months for your spleen to recover from the acute infection. Normally, any individual diagnosed with acute infectious mono is instructed to stay out of school and any and all physical activity for the nest 3 months. You are at risk for spleen rupture with even mild contact. Conservatively, It will not be safe for you to resume playing sport until late December 2014. ...Read more

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U/s shows "mildly, enlarged liver 17cm prob due to fibrofatty disease" all labs and liver enzymes normal.. How would this be interpreted?

U/s shows "mildly, enlarged liver 17cm prob due to fibrofatty disease" all labs and liver enzymes normal.. How would this be interpreted?

Fatty liver: You have fatty liver from a poor diet and/or chronic alcohol use (even with normal liver enzymes). So, cut back from alcohol, improve your diet, and exercise. This will reduce the progression of your liver disease. ...Read more

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U/S shows enlarged liver & sludge, the last three days yellow line in eyes? Overly tired, slight pain in URQ and sometimes ULQ. Should I be concerned?

Needs investigation.: With yellowing in the eyes and an enlarged liver, we would think that this could be a liver issue, but we would really need blood testing both for (1) liver enzymes such as bilirubin, AST, ALT and (2) possible etiologies such as hepatitis and hemochromatosis. So we really need more information before we can link all this together. ...Read more

Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
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Enlarged Liver (Definition)

Hepatomegaly, otherwise known as an enlarged liver, is a clinical finding in which the liver is found to be larger than is normal, either by the physical exam from a physician or by imaging such as CT scan or ultrasound. This can be due to alcoholism, hepatitis viruses, inherited liver ...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