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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

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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I had mono for a week. It has been four days since my symptoms have faded. If I try to play sports too soon is there a possibility that I will relapse?

I had mono for a week. It has been four days since my symptoms have faded. If I try to play sports too soon is there a possibility that I will relapse?

Relapse?: I doubt that you would relapse, but you may find out your mind is willing but your body is not. You would also be at some risk if your spleen were enlarged (common) making it susceptible to rupture if you fell down or took a hit. Most adults take 2-3 weeks to bounce back with this. Some guidance with a physical exam would be wise. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with mono. How long will it be until it's safe for me to play rugby?

I was diagnosed with mono. How long will it be until it's safe for me to play rugby?

It varies: On average, it may be 4-6 weeks before you return to sport if you have an enlarged spleen. Maybe longer. You will need to have a physician examine you abdomen every several weeks to see if your spleen feels enlarged. ...Read more

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Can I play soccer if I have mono?

Can I play soccer if I have mono?

Be careful: Besides fatigue, mononucleosis can cause an enlarged spleen and liver... Contact sports should be avoided to avoid rupture of the spleen/liver... Best to be checked before resuming sports. ...Read more

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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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Would I get "mono"? At school today, my friend and I was playing around, and she licked her hands and wiped it all over my mouth. She is diagnosed with mononucleosis, and I'm wondering if I would be affected with "mono" as well. Her hand was dry by the ti

Would I get "mono"? At school today, my friend and I was playing around, and she licked her hands and wiped it all over my mouth. She is diagnosed with mononucleosis, and I'm wondering if I would be affected with "mono" as well. Her hand was dry by the ti

Mononucelosis: Mononucelosis is usually spread by close contact. What your friend did is very inappropriate considering that she has mononucleosis which is an infectious disease. I recommend that you advise your parents about this. Am more concerned that she licked her hands and then wiped it over your mouth. Mono can be spread through things like kissing or sharing eating utensils. I can't tell you if you will get mononucleosis. However, if she is infectious, yes you can get it. ...Read more

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Got mono, is it true I can't do sports?

Depends: This depends on the stage and your physical findings. In the early stage your glands swell and a centralized gland called the spleen can swell and become vulnerable to rupture if you suffer abdominal trauma of any sort. If it never swells or has already shrunk back to normal, there is no need for you to avoid sports. ...Read more

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Why might someone faint when playing sport?

Why might someone faint when playing sport?

Heart Dr. Can check: While playing sports, a person could faint for several reasons. He could be overheated or maybe was not drinking enough fluids. In those two situations, he will feel faint while standing or when quickly rising to a standing position. He could have a heart malformation or an abnormal heart rhythm. In these two situations, the symptoms may occur more randomly. A cardiologist's evaluation is helpful. ...Read more

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How can you best prevent injury when playing a sport?

How can you best prevent injury when playing a sport?

Training: By strengthening themselves and using proper technique they are able to avoid injuries as much as possible. Also wearing proper fitting gear and adhering to the rules helps a lot. ...Read more

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How can I recover quickly from aches and pains after playing sport?

How can I recover quickly from aches and pains after playing sport?

Plan ahead: The night before hydration and rest. I'm sure you realize as you get older the recovery period takes longer than when you were younger. Plan ahead and hydrate before and after. Depending on where these aches and pains come from, you may need bracing or strapping to prevent injury. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it safer to wear contacts when playing a contact sport like rugby?

Is it safer to wear contacts when playing a contact sport like rugby?

Yes: If you need the lenses to see clearly, it might help your playing. If you depend upon the lenses then it is a good idea to have a spare pair on the sidelines because sometimes you might have the lenses knocked out in play. Overall it is likely to be safer as you can detect trouble better with good vision. ...Read more

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Will playing the wii sports game actually give you exercise? Please help me docs!

Will playing the wii sports game actually give you exercise? Please help me docs!

Sort of, yes!: Http://www. Webmd. Com/fitness-exercise/features/can-you-get-really-fit-with-wii-exercise-games? Page=3.

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My height is a175 and don't play any sport, I'm 48 years old what should be my weight?

My height is a175 and don't play any sport, I'm 48 years old what should be my weight?

You choose: "whatever looks and feels right to you" is still the best answer even if your athletic days are over. A man doesn't need any more body fat on his torso than is on the back of his hand. Even though you're not playing sports any more, you have asked a health-focused question and perhaps you're also staying fit in some aerobic or strength-building activity. Build & trim your body as feels best. ...Read more

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My weight is 175 and I don't play any sport and I'm 48 years old, so what should be my weight?

My weight is 175 and I don't play any sport and I'm 48 years old, so what should be my weight?

Seebelow: Depending on your height, and your weight. You can calculated online using a bmi calculator.
That is a great starting place. Don't get so hung up in the weight of certain level. It's where you look and feel your best. For more information, see www. Weighstation. Net. ...Read more

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What are some ways to build up stamina for playing sports?

What are some ways to build up stamina for playing sports?

See below: Cardiovacular exercise such as fast walking, running or swimming. Weight training will tone you up and increase strength along with muscl endurance. Proper stretching and balancing exercises will also help condition you. ...Read more

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As an active young male playing several sports, how can I lose extra weight?

As an active young male playing several sports, how can I lose extra weight?

Eat right.: More protein and fewer carbs! The protein will keep you from losing muscle, while you burn fat. The typical diet that is hyopcaloric will cause one pound of muscle loss per three pounds of fat loss. Not good. With exercise and enough protein, you can add muscle, while losing body fat! ...Read more

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Are there good, inexpensive sports for kids to grow up playing if they don’t like team sports?

Are there good, inexpensive sports for kids to grow up playing if they don’t like team sports?

Yes: Of course! How about track and field? All you need is a pair of good running shoes and a positive attitude! swimming is an individual sport- lessons can be expensive, but your local ymca may have some that are affordable. ...Read more

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Why do I have to stop sports If I have a herniated fix on my back & I feel no pain while playing & without playing I feel pain?

Why do I have to stop sports If I have a herniated fix on my back & I feel no pain while playing & without playing I feel pain?

Sports and rest pain: Pain is a symptom that indicates there is dysfunction ; proceeding with spots which involves awkward positions/possible contact injury can result in increased strain, and non-healing. I am not sure from your question if you have a fracture or just herniation. There is no pain with sports since attention is diverted. F/u/ w/ ortho discuss kinesiotape, laser, PT, TENS burst steroid, relaxants ...Read more

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I'm male 28years old length 1.68m wight 95k 1.5 year playing sports and flow diets but it's profitless the wight still the same. What's the problem?

I'm male 28years old length 1.68m wight 95k 1.5 year playing sports and flow diets but it's profitless the wight still the same. What's the problem?

BMI33.7, NEED DIET: Only way you can loose weight is by going on a low calorie balanced diet low in carbohydrates with elimination of sugar containing drinks, fruit juices
high fiber, plenty vegetables, fruits and proteins with limited swaturated fats and three meals a day and cut down on snacks and junk food
exercise regularly besides playing sports. ...Read more

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How do I deal with stress when playing sports?

How do I deal with stress when playing sports?

Not sure: Can you be more specific? Do you mean the psychological stress of competition? Physical stress? What is causing you to feel stressed? ...Read more

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Why is it that I get spasms when I play sports?

Why is it that I get spasms when I play sports?

Several reasons: Depends on where you get them and if any other symptoms or underlying condition. Simple muscle spasms can be due to tight or deconditioned tendons and muscles, lack of hydration or electrolytes. Sometimes it can be a secondary, reactive issue due to an underlying problem such as nerve irritation. ...Read more

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What kind of sports can I play to lose weight fast?

What kind of sports can I play to lose weight fast?

Alot: Any type of aerobic activity is good for weight loss. You have to also remember to monitor your weight and intake. Your metabolism can be tricky when you begin to workout and you have to supply your body with the proper nutrients to continue to burn calories or run risk of going into a storage mode. Swimming is very good as both aerobic and anaerobic activity. ...Read more

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What is the correct way to strap ankles to play sport?

What is the correct way to strap ankles to play sport?

Not really helpful: Others may have differing opinions, but there is no proof I'm aware of that taping an athlete's ankles reduces the incidence of injury or protects an already injured ankle. Weak ankles are best treated with rehabilitation exercises. There are also sports braces which can protect an injured ankle and help prevent further injury. My advice is to consult a physical therapist. ...Read more

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How long after breaking arm before playing contact sport?

How long after breaking arm before playing contact sport?

Depends: This depends on many factors. This includes what part of your arm was broken as an example was it the shaft was it a part of your joint. How was it treated with cast immobilization or surgery. How far out are you from your injury and healing. In general I tell my patients that they may resume contact sports 4 to 6 weeks after removal of their cast or brace. Again this is a complicated question I would refer you back to your provider to answer this. ...Read more