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Playing Sports With Mono
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
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
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
I had mono, and the doctor said she could feel the tip of my spleen it's been two weeks. Do you think I can play contact football again w/o worrying?
NO: I generally ask my patients to wait at least 4 weeks and I examine and clear them before they can resume contact sports. Sorry! ...Read more
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
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
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
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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Fun: It's a more fun way to exercise, so you might do it more readily. ...Read more
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
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
Sort of, yes!: Http://www. Webmd. Com/fitness-exercise/features/can-you-get-really-fit-with-wii-exercise-games? Page=3.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Is there any were in tucson I get get a free sports physical by monday I need it by monday so I can play a sport
Not that I know of.: I'm not aware of any at this time. ...Read more
Heyi am a 20y old young student. I have played sports at high level my whole life but I quit since two years. I am experiencing heartskips. Any help?
Be safe: Have it checked. It is better to be safe. Don't wait any longer. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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