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Walking Mono Symptoms
I have had mono for few weeks and after a long plane ride and walking around I have a lot of pain under rib on left side. Normal? Better when resting
May be spleen: Mono will often trigger an enlargement of your glands. One of the more important ones is your spleen, that lies in front of your lower ribs along your left back. Enlargement is usually transient, and only worrisome if you were to fall and it rupture. You may want your doc to check it out and advise you. ...Read more
Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more
Very mild to none: At that age, they can have enlarged lymph nodes & spleen, or just fever & malaise. If your Mono Spot Test was positive, your doctor may draw one on your child if he has a febrile illness for a week or more. Try not to share saliva with your child or sneeze around him. ...Read more
Sxs: Sxs of mononucleosis may include: fever, sore throat, decreased appetite, feeling tired, feeling poorly overall, rash, swollen lymph nodes, muscle aches & pain & enlarged spleen. Coughing, shortness of breath, headaches, turning yellow, chest discomfort & rapid heart rate may also occur. The fever usually resolves within about 10 days. Swelling of lymph nodes/ organs usually resolves within 1 mo. ...Read more
Strep throat & mono: The symptoms of strep throat and mononucleosis overlap =sore throat, fever, tiredness, loss of appetite, stomachache, nausea and vomiting. Strep throat is treated with antibiotics and patient's condition improves within 24 to 48 hours. Mononucleosis is caused by the epstein barr virus and is not hepled by antibiotics. The above symptoms will persist until the virus runs its course. ...Read more
Yes, it can be.: If you have mononucleosis the fever usually resolves within about 10 days. Swelling of lymph nodes & organs usually resolves within about a month. You may have fatigue from several weeks to several months. You may be contagious for several months (even if asymptomatic). ...Read more
Might be possible: Sxs of mononucleosis may include: fever, sore throat, decreased appetite, feeling tired, feeling poorly overall, rash, swollen lymph nodes, muscle aches & pain & an enlarged sleep. Coughing, shortness of breath, headaches, turning yellow, chest discomfort & rapid heart rate may also occur. ...Read more
Occasionally!: Not common, but can recur!Get a more detailed answer ›
You had it before: The most likely reason is you had it in the past, as many of the mono screening tests can remain positive for quite a while (years). There are also other conditions that can turn the screening tests positive. There are more specific tests for the main cause of mono, and these can often provide a better sense of timing. ...Read more
Troubles of mono: 'Infectious mononucleosis' can start 4–6 weeks after initial infection. Exposure to saliva is the route -hence the name the 'kissing disease'. Symptoms start gradually, but could be more sudden. The main symptoms (sore throat) may be preceded by 1–2 weeks of fatigue, malaise and body aches. Diagnosis can sometimes be tricky so hopefully you can see an experienced doc who will order the right tests ...Read more
I've had mono twice in 8 months, should I be concerned? I've had symptoms the 2nd time for 4 months now.
Was the mono diagnosed the first and the second time? Or do you just have same symptoms for the last 4 months that you had the first time?
This could be something different that acts like mono. The symptoms do overlap many other conditions. I would go see your doctor for evaluation. Once you have mono, you have it for life, and it can become reactivated, but is usually self-limited. Good luck. ...Read more
If I have mono, can I give it to someone who already had it 3 years ago? In other words, will they get symptoms of mono again?
EBV: Infectious mononucleosis can recur, since once you have been infected it never goes away. It is like a squatter you cannot evict. It is unlikely that you will be reinfected since you already have the virus within your body. Epstein barr virus is a herpes virus and all of them act the same way. Once you get them - they are always yours. ...Read more
My daughter is 4 and was recently exposed to mono! It's been a week now and the only symptom she has is diarea. Is that a sign of mono?
I have had mono officially for four days but my symptoms are already disappearing and I'm feeling much better. Is this normal? Can I go back to work?
Could I have a more serious condition due to my reoccurring mono? I have had mono 5 times in the last 3 years. Each time, the symptoms get significantiy worse. I have been severely ill with mono-like symptoms for the last 3 months, but tested negatively
Exposed to mono. Could I have it? My girlfriend is hospitalized with mono. She showed symptoms saturday, but friday night we kissed more than once. Since it was the night before the symptoms occured, could I have it? The night we kissed, she only had a he
Yes,: Yes, there is a good possibility that you could have been infected if you kissed very much or shared drinks or utensils. However, that doesn't mean that you will become really ill. Some people don't know they have mono and some people get very mild symptoms. Obviously your girlfriend has severe symptoms. I hope she gets well soon and that you if are infected that you have few if any symptoms. Take care. ...Read more
Yes, sort of: After getting mono, due to ebv virus, a person will have ebv virus in his saliva sometimes. If he does heavy kissing with people who did not get ebv as a child, then those people can catch ebv from him and get mono. However, if he raises his kids in a way where they share foods, drinks, spoons, straws, normal kisses, etc..., his young kids can get ebv from him and have only mild symptoms, not mono. ...Read more
Varies: Traditional mono is caused by the EB virus.After a primary illness of 2-3 wks (most) to 2-3 mo (few) you are immune and will not get EB mono again. Some common blood tests for this condition will remain positive for years, but not those specific to new infection. There are other germs that can cause a mono syndrome. ...Read more
Symptoms: Mononucleosis presents with swollen tonsils that may have white to yellow exudates, skin rash, enlarged lymph nodes on the front ; back of your neck and enlarged spleen ;/or liver. Your white blood cell will be elevated. A monospot test will show - or + for mono ; antibody titers can distinguish btwn old vs new infection. ...Read more
Mono test vs syndrom: Mono is a lay term for an illness most often (80%) caused by the EB virus. The office test may be falsely negative early in the illness. There are other viruses and infections (20%) that can cause the monocytes to show up in high numbers in the blood, with a vague flu like illness that is similar to mono. Defining the cause of a non EB virus mono is difficult and would require specialty lab. ...Read more
Mono more miserable: A regular cold, caused by one of over 100 strains of cold viruses, usually causes a couple days of mild fever, some runny nose & cough for a week, and a few days of aches & tiredness. Mono, from ebv virus, can seem like a cold at first, but symptoms last longer and can cause prolonged fatigue. Tonsils and neck glands (lymph nodes) get swollen. Symptoms not seen in colds can occur, such as rashes. ...Read more
My test results were negative for mono but I still have the same symptoms of mono. What do I do now?
See below: You can have mononucleosis or ebv infection with a negative mono spot test. An ebv antibody panel will be diagnostic in these cases. A number of other illnesses can mimic mononucleosis most common are cytomegalovirus infection and toxoplasmosis. Early HIV infection can also have the same symptoms. ...Read more