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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Check with your: doctor but I would advise you to wait a few weeks before sports activity. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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