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Dr. Martin Raff
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Recurring glandular fever is what sort of problem?

Recurring glandular fever is what sort of problem?

Not sure: The term is not a medical one, but either a lay term or a description of an illness. It may not necessarily refer to infection, because an illness like sarcoidosis may produce recurring glandular fever. Need more info. ...Read more

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Glandular Fever (Definition)

Glandular fever is also known as Mono. Glandular fever (infectious mononucleosis, or just "mono") is an illness caused by infection with the Epstein-Barr virus. The infection may feature fever, sore throat, fatigue, and swollen lymph ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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My granddaughter has bowel problems she is 12 and had glandular fever this time last year. The stool smells like perfume/sweet ?

My granddaughter has bowel problems she is 12 and had glandular fever this time last year. The stool smells like perfume/sweet ?

Sweet smelling stool: There may be an overgrowth of yeast in your child's intestines possibly due to the antibiotics given to your granddaughter for the glandular fever. Consult her doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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Please explain how I can prevent a reoccurrence of glandular fever and therefore sharing it to my partner. He has no serology for it & cannot risk it?

Please explain how I can prevent a reoccurrence of glandular fever and therefore sharing it to my partner. He has no serology for it & cannot risk it?

Haven't heard of any: Haven't heard of any way to predict when someone is going to have an EBV reactivation illness before it happens, any way to prevent such reactivation from happening, nor any way to stop the virus with medication. Until more medical research produces an antiviral treatment, EBV is one of those universal characteristics of human life on earth... everyone may catch it, and most people do. ...Read more

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Dr. John Goldman
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How long can glandular fever symptoms keep reoccurring, my fatigue has been dreadful since I had it at Christmas and my fibro pains got worse ?

How long can glandular fever symptoms keep reoccurring, my fatigue has been dreadful since I had it at Christmas and my fibro pains got worse  ?

Mono can last: Mono can last a while we know. With the Fibromyalgia you got things that are kind of confounding this entire issue. You may want to go ahead and evaluate your entire symptom complex and ask your physician to have you see an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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What sort of blood test can indicate abnormalities if there is inflammation in the penile region? Can glandular fever have any connection?

What sort of blood test can indicate abnormalities if there is inflammation in the penile region? Can glandular fever have any connection?

Labs are secondary: Visible lesions here are diagnosed primarily on the physical exam. If the lesion could be syphilis, you'll want labs. If the lesion could be chlamydia / gonorrhea, microbe studies. If it's a visible lesion, consider biopsy. Big lymph nodes? History and physical exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin
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Can stress bring on tmj pain? And recurring glandular fever? My glands are up in my neck and under my chin and my jaw hurts so much

Can stress bring on tmj pain? And recurring glandular fever? My glands are up in my neck and under my chin and my jaw hurts so much

Definitely, yes: Many TM-related symptoms like pain are caused by the effects of physical stress. See Orofacial Pain specialist for evaluation, diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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What is the probability of catching glandular fever from friend?

What is the probability of catching glandular fever from friend?

Mononucleosis: Assuming you are referring to EBV infection this depends upon how close a friend. This is often known as the kissing disease, but can be transmitted respiratorily in some instances. ...Read more

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How long before the symptoms of glandular fever go away?

How long before the symptoms of glandular fever go away?

Highly variable: As a general rule 4-12 wks, but chronic long-term manifestations are well documented. This is ebv infectious mononucleosis. This herpes virus, like the others, sets up permanent residence in people who are infected, and can potentially produce several different malignancies, and recurrence of symptoms of mono are also reported, as is recurrence. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Glandular fever mono like syndrome, what is this?

Glandular fever mono like syndrome, what is this?

Can not diagnose w: Available information. Please see your physician for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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Mono (Definition)

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