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Why Does Mono Only Affect The Spleen
It doesn't: Mononucleosis is an infection by the epstein-barr virus. The infection is fought off by the body's immune system, composed of white blood cells and other proteins. The spleen is similar to a giant lymph node and will swell up as it fights the virus, as do the neck lymph nodes. The spleen is mentioned because it's location and thin covering makes it vulnerable to trauma and rupture with hemorrhage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for your spleen to enlarge as Mono is heading out of your system? It wasn't enlarged before but I'm worried. Is that not how it works?!
Peaks early: With this disorder, you usually see this side effect by the end of the first week of symptoms (which is when they come in for diagnosis) with a gradual decline over the course of the illness. By three weeks in I am seldom ever able to feel an enlarged spleen, even on kids who had it earlier. ...Read more
Recovery stage of mono. My blood looks good & my spleen doesn't seem to be enlarged. When can I start lifting? Can it become enlarged in acute stage?
Wait: The spleen is usually enlarged with infectious mononucleosis (barr epstein virus infection). The spleen can rupture if there is trauma to the spleen when it is enlarged. Lifting of course depends on the weight of what you lift. Give your body time to heal and the spleen to return normal size and this may take 3 months. ...Read more
See your doctor: Speak with your doctor and consider an ultrasound of the spleen. ...Read more
Possibly: I never fail to be amazed by how long mononucleosis (mono) can take to fully resolved. I always loosely think of it taking about a semester for college students to fully recover. In general the younger you are the faster. If your left side is still very sore it may be worth checking with your doctor to make sure is really your spleen that hurts or even consider an ultrasound. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son is 6 years old and 3 monthes ago he got the mono.and till now his spleen is verry enlarged ?is it normal?
Infectious mono: Sometimes Spleen can remain enlarged for long time . Avoid contact sports and lifting heavy weights . ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with mono again and have been told my spleen is enlarged. I was wanting to know is it a bad sign if my ULQ is silently painful ?
Enlarged spleen: An enlarged spleen from mono can certainly be painful and would be a good reason to rest . The left upper quadrant or LUQ, is certainly where the spleen hangs out. This type of discomfort should be checked out by your doctor, however. As soon as possible. Definitely do not exercise when this is going on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a good idea: When you have an enlarged spleen, it is possible for it to rupture (break open) if you hit something. That can be dangerous and make you need emergency surgery. Spleens can be different sizes, but generally the bigger, the worse the risk from being hit. Also, people with mono are often too tired to enjoy or do well with skiing. Put off your skiing several weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It will vary: This depends on how long it takes for the mono to resolve. The spleen is composed of lymphoid tissue, which commonly swells during mono. The doctor will assess the progress of mono often times by examining the spleen. As the mono resolves, so will the size of the spleen. This takes between two weeks and two months or more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it okay to have mild pains in my left side? I dont know for a fact that my spleen is swollen but I was diagnosed with mono 2 weeks ago.
I just got over a sever case of mono I know my spleen is swollen but all my symptoms have been gone for about 2 weeks can I start doing light lifts?
Up to 5 pounds: The risk you are trying to avoid is spleen rupturing. Lifting is very unlikely to do that, so light lifting is fine. Basically you can lift light loads as this is not going to rupture the spleen, probably 5-10 pounds, no more. More importantly, you need to avoid activities that you could accidentally get kicked or hit in the abdomen with. So even just wrestling playfully on floor could injure. ...Read more
Is it normal to have slight left side and shoulder pain with mono? I know it can enlarge spleen...pain isn't severe, but aches a bit. Will I be ok?
Duration of illness: The fact that one's spleen swells during the course of mononucleosis means that the spleen is functioning properly. It is a filter for bacteria and abnormal blood cells, and as such will swell in a state that gives rise to these conditions. The spleen size is often monitored by your doctor while you are ill and the recession of spleen size is an indication of improving health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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