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What Kind Of Doctor Sees Somebody For Mononucleosis
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
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
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
Just took my child to the doctor who diagnosed mononucleosis. What is that? I need to tell the teacher.
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
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
My doctor proscribed me ciprofloxacin for my urinary tract infection. I have mononucleosis. Will this cause a rash?
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
When doing a blood test for mono would doctors be able to see any other viruses you may or may not have?
No: A screening serum test for mononucleosis does not identify anything else. ...Read more
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
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
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
My boyfriend tested positive for mono, and he's had it for about 3 weeks. I have no symptoms yet. How can I prevent it? Should I see a doctor?
No: Mono often occurs in early childhood as a simple virus that is similar to most others & seldom results in a doctor visit or diagnosis. They are then immune. It is more intense in teens or adults, but takes a good 3-6 weeks before most show signs. Antibiotics would not help anything (virus). Testing before any signs of illness is usually falsely negative. I'd just wait & see, you may be immune. ...Read more
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
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
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
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?)
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
I had mono went back to the doctor and she didn't see a virus anymore. I still feel dizzy with hearing loss could this be a sinus infection from mono?
Dizzy, hearing loss: Those issues may be somewhat unrelated to mononucleosis. If you had upper respiratory symptoms with the mono, then may be related. I would suggest seeing an otolaryngologist at this point to sort things our further, get a good head/neck exam, and possibly hearing testing. ...Read more
Fatigue, body aches, sore throat, headache, mild nausea, pain in upper left hand side under rib cage ranging from dull to sharp pain. Mono? See a doc?
Looking for doc in eastern va to work with and move from mono-therapy trt to include hcg. Sub-optimal response to gel so far (tt mid 300's).?
Is my doc wrong? Blood work is showing my fatigue is mono, common in youth. I'm 51 live alone, not social. How is this possible?
Contact transfer: The primary cause is a virus that spreads through infectious particles. Its incubation period is several weeks. It can spread easily from an infected person before they become ill. Adults are more symptomatic when infected. Your exposure could be anywhere you encounter people. ...Read more
Went to doctor for 1 swollen tonsil of 4 months. Tested faintly positive for mono but I have no symptoms for it. Could a + mono mean something else?
I had mild acute pancreatitis almost 4 months ago, the doctors thought that it was caused by the same virus that causes mono, is it safe to drink now?
I have had sore swollen lymphs all over my body. A doc said it was possible mono, tested neg. Swollen for months and knot on back right of neck. Help.
Get seen soon.: As you know, this is not normal. Get seen again and get the appropriate workup based on your history and physical. ...Read more
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