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What kind of doctor sees somebody for mononucleosis?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for mononucleosis?

Your primary doctor.: That is almost always managed by the primary care doctor, pediatrician, family practice, or internal medicine. The specialist involved is something is highly unusual would be infectious disease. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Infectious Mononucleosis (Definition)

Mononucleosis is a viral disease caused by EB Epstein Barr virus. It can last 10-14 days even up to weeks and become chronic on occasion. A mono assay test can reveal if present and on an CBC can see nucleated or atypical lymphocytes. Sore throat, fatigue, fevers are the main symptoms. Treatment remains bedrest, fluids and Advil 400 mg po q 6 hrs until no symptoms occur. Reg ...Read more


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What should someone with mononucleosis expect from a doctor? What would a doctor say to them?

What should someone with mononucleosis expect from a doctor? What would a doctor say to them?

Depends on symptoms: Mono is caused by Epstein-Barr virus. Depending on symptoms and physical findings, there may be medicines that can help. The Dr. will advise resting for a few weeks. Anything else depends on exam and symptoms. ...Read more

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Are there any doctors that specialize in rare skin disorders as well as chronic mononucleosis?

Are there any doctors that specialize in rare skin disorders as well as chronic mononucleosis?

Yes/doesn't happen: There are a dwindling number of dermatologists who still like working with rare skin diseases rather than the lucrative cosmetic issues. A local primary care source should be able to refer you. The CDC review of "chronic mono" declared it a myth more than a decade ago. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, i need some insight on mononucleosis!?

Hello doctors, i need some insight on mononucleosis!?

Mononucleosis.: Mononucleosis is an infection which can be caused by the epstein-barr virus or the cytomegalovirus. It causes swollen lymph nodes, sore throat ; fever and is spread when people have close contact. It is sometimes called the kissing disease. Avoid sharing utensils or kissing if someone has mononucleosis. ...Read more

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Just took my child to the doctor who diagnosed mononucleosis. What is that? I need to tell the teacher.

Just took my child to the doctor who diagnosed mononucleosis. What is that? I need to tell the teacher.

Viral infection: Mononucleosis is an infection with epstein barr virus. It spread through oral secretions and it would be prudent for the child to not go to school while febrile. ...Read more

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Can you get a doctor's note excusing you from school when diagnosed with infectious mononucleosis?

Can you get a doctor's note excusing you from school when diagnosed with infectious mononucleosis?

Doctors note: It depends on how sick you are with mononucleosis, some patients do not feel that sick and are able to attend school, but others may miss school for few to several daus and excuse can be given, it also depends on the complication and involvement of liver with abnormal liver function test and accompaning tiredness , fatigue, and lethargy. ...Read more

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What to do if I have no symptoms of infectious mononucleosis but the doctor is testing for it. Why?

Speak with your Dr: Symptoms of mono are often vague and non-specific. Your doctor must have had some reason to order this test based on your presentation. If it's not clear to you why or you're concerned about the test, I would speak to you physician to get clarification. ...Read more

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Can eating crisps after mononucleosis kill me? (My doctor recommended me liver diet.)

Can eating crisps after mononucleosis kill me? (My doctor recommended me liver diet.)

Crisps: Having lived in Europe - I am assuming that you are referring to what are called potato chips in the US. I would not live only off of crisps. If you have really swollen tonsils and painful throat - crisps could be painful going down. No crisps will not kill you. But do try to get in some nutritious and substantial food too. If you doctor recommended liver - then would follow guidance. Take care. ...Read more

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My doctor proscribed me ciprofloxacin for my urinary tract infection. I have mononucleosis. Will this cause a rash?

My doctor proscribed me ciprofloxacin for my urinary tract infection. I have mononucleosis. Will this cause a rash?

Mono: Iyou may develop a rash, but it could be due to mono and not to Cipro (ciprofloxacin). Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is not known to cause a rash with mono ...Read more

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My Doctor told me I have a bacterial infection and congestion.Sore troat. But told me is an atypical bacteria. What does that means? No mononucleosis.

My Doctor told me I have a bacterial infection and congestion.Sore troat. But told me is an atypical bacteria. What does that means? No mononucleosis.

Type of germ: Atypical bacteria is a label given to a group of germs with different physical characteristics than usual bacteria.The term has no significance to you, other than the doc has made the assessment that the features of your infection will respond best to meds used to treat the atypicals. It is doctor jargon,sorry we're so confusing. ...Read more

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About 4 years ago i had mono but ever since I have had a two lymph nodes in my groin and its 1.4 CM long and .6 wide do you think I should see a doc?

About 4 years ago  i had mono but ever since I have had a two lymph nodes in my groin and its 1.4 CM long and .6 wide do you think I should see a doc?

Are they changing?: You pose an excellent question. I share your concern. The most important question to ask right now is: "have these two lymph nodes changed in any way?" if the answer is that these nodes are stable, non-tender, not red, and are gently movable; then, these are probably lymph nodes that have little to worry about. However, since you raise this question, have your doctor feel these next office visit. ...Read more

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When can I go back to work if I was told I have mono yesterday? Tried to go in today but sent home until I see my primary care physician, she's booked

When can I go back to work if I was told I have mono yesterday? Tried to go in today but sent home until I see my primary care physician, she's booked

Usually...: You are considered OK to return to work when you are feeling up to it and have been fever free without any fever reducing medication for 24 hours. Your job may be requiring that you get a release note and you will need to see your doctor for that. ...Read more

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I have mono and have a needle pain when I swallow. Am I fine or should I see a doctor?

Sore throat: Very common to have sore throat with mono. I am assuming you already saw the doctor to get the diagnosis of mono, no need to go back only for this symptom, unless you are vomiting, drooling, having difficutly breathing, getting dehydrated. Drink lots of fluids, ibuprofen for pain. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to have one swollen lymph node? I also have an unbearably soar throat, i'm assuming its either mono or strep throat. Either way i need to see a physician, but I am currently without insurance. The lymph node that is swollen is on the left s

Is it unusual to have one swollen lymph node? I also have an unbearably soar throat, i'm assuming its either mono or strep throat. Either way i need to see a physician, but I am currently without insurance. 
The lymph node that is swollen is on the left s

If : If you have been exposed to someone with strep throat, then you should be evaluated and treated. Untreated strep throat can have other more serious complications. You should be evaluated. There are several urgent cares available that have generous policies for patients without insurance. Call around and see if you can find an option that you can afford. ...Read more

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I have mono and got drunk last night now my stomach hurts like a sharp non stop pain, should I see a doctor?

Pain: Nope. There would be nothing a physician would do for this unless there were other symptoms. Drinking too much is very hard on a healthy body. I cannot imagine why one would drink at all when they were ill with an illness with so many symptoms like mono. Mono is already causing fatigue, aches and pains and dehydration. Drinking alcohol when one is ill represents alcoholic behavior. ...Read more

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I have a bump under my left rib cage where spleen is. It's pretty large. The doctor thinks I have mono. Is it normal to see the swollen spleen?

I have a bump under my left rib cage where spleen is. It's pretty large. The doctor thinks I have mono. Is it normal to see the swollen spleen?

Confusing question: If you can feel a bulge under your left rib cage it could be a swollen spleen.You would usually never feel one as it is usually tucked down close to the kidney and deep in the abdomen. Mono has many symptoms and a swollen spleen is one of them.You should avoid any physical activity that could increase the risk of trauma to the spleen (horseriding, bicycle riding etc.). ...Read more

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Had mono 9 yrs ago and splenomegaly for 2 yrs after. Now am having same spleen discomfort. Do i need to see my doc? (savella (milnacipran) 100mg/day past 3wks?)

Had mono 9 yrs ago and splenomegaly for 2 yrs after. Now am having same spleen discomfort. Do i need to see my doc? (savella (milnacipran) 100mg/day past 3wks?)

Whatever is causing: The discomfort now is not likely to be the same cause as 9 years ago. There are a number of causes of mono-like illnesses and this could perhaps be say CMV instead of ebv. ...Read more

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I was on amoxicillin for a tear duct infection but broke out in rash. I read this may mean I have mono. Should i see my doctor?

I was on amoxicillin for a tear duct infection but broke out in rash. I read this may mean I have mono. Should i see my doctor?

Maybe.: What it most likely means is that you're having a reaction to the amoxicillin, which is a very common cause of drug-induced rashes. If the rash is resolving on its own, don't worry about it. If it isn't, or you're itching significantly or have any other significant symptoms, by all means, see your doctor. ...Read more

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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