Can you explain if it's possible to have mono with a normal CBC blood test?

Yes it is possible. The best way to determine if you have mono is to do a monospot test or do a blood test for the epstein barr virus igm titer. If positive it would tell you that you have mononucleosis.

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I think I might have mono. Still waiting on blood test results. Is it ok to be in school in the meantime?

See below. Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. Read more...

How do I prevent my dad getting mono? I went to 2 different doctors who had said for sure that I didn't have mono, but I demanded a blood test. Meanwhile, I did share a drink with my dad, after all they said I didn't have it. Today I found out that I do h

Over . Over 95% of people have had mono by the time they reach age 30. So there is only a 5% chance or less that your dad will contract the disease from you. Don't you wish you could get those odds in vegas? Read more...
I'm . I'm sorry you're ill. As you've discovered, mono can elude diagnosis in its early stages, as it can mimic other illnesses (viral infections, strep throat, etc.). It takes 10 to 14 days for your immune system to produce antibodies to the virus that causes mono, so ordering the blood test when you first get sick is of little value. Now, most adults already have antibodies to ebv -- the mono virus -- so they're immune to reinfection. However, an occasional adult does fall ill with mono, and they're treated just like younger people who catch this disease. Sharing utensils and water glasses is one way to spread mono, and this practice should be avoided, just as it should be whether you feel ill or not (a wide array of infections -- not just mono -- can be spread by sharing water glasses, bottles, spoons, etc.). Once you're exposed to mono, if you're not already immune there's little you can do to prevent the infection from occurring. Without a blood test there's no way to determine if your father is immune to mono. At this point, just practice good hygiene: wash your hands frequently, cough or sneeze into your hand, sleeve, or handkerchief, and don't share personal items with other people. I hope you feel better soon! Read more...

I have mono illness by the blood test I got done and now what like I'm always depressed and I have diaherra sometimes and back pain &?

Chronic Fatigue. This is complicated and needs your doctor's attention. Did you have blood test to try to find out why you are tired and depressed? You may have chronic fatigue syndrome. You should also have hormone and thyroid levels checked. Men do experience a change similar to menopause in women and may benefit from hormone replacement. You may also be dealing with depression and need mental health attention. Read more...