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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...

What is the probability of having Mumps more than once? Are Mumps symptoms very similar to Infectious Mononucleosis?

Not likely. But you may want to have your MMR titers checked to see if you are immune and may need booster shot. Both diseases are viral but from different viruses. Symptoms can overlap or may present differently. Have your doctor evaluate you if not done already. Best of luck. Read more...

What are the chances of having Mumps more than once? If it's not Mumps, could it be Infectious Mononucleosis? Are symptoms similar?

Extremely rare. Unless you have some type of immune deficiency, you are not going to get mumps twice. Swelling of the neck glands can happen with both mumps and mono, but it can also happen with bacterial parotitis or a blocked salivary gland. You may need some lab work after a good exam to determine what is what and then how to treat your specific condition. Read more...
Highly unlikely. to get mumps twice. If you are having swollen glands in your neck see your doctor for a workup. Read more...

What exactly causes puffy eyes in infectious mononucleosis?

Swollen lymph nodes. The most likely reason is that with mono, the lymph nodes in the head and neck become enlarged and then interfere with the return of lymph or tissue fluid back to the heart. There may be other factors as well. Read more...

Does the eb virus cause infectious mononucleosis?

Yes. It is also the cause of several types of unusual malignancies, usually in people with some form of immune compromise. Read more...
Yes. The epstein barr virus (ebv) causes mononucleosis. After infection, it stays in the body for life. If the infection occurs in early childhood, the illness will be similar to the common cold. Most people have been infected by the ebv virus by the time they reach adulthood. Read more...

Infectious mononucleosis symptoms? I have swollen cervical glands, they are very painful, with no other symptoms. I am 25 and single

Possibly. You should see your docotor as there is a very simple test that can be done in the office. Some bloodwork may be needed to ascertain the cause of your swollen glands if the mono test is negative. Read more...

Infectious mononucleosis = kissing disease?

Mononucleosis. Yes it is also called kissing disease as the eb virus is present in saliva and can infect the kissing partner. Read more...
Kissing. Epstein barr virus the cause of mononucleosis is spread by kissing. Once you are infected you shead virus in your saliva for 18 months, long after you've recovered. Read more...
See details. Infectious Mononucleosis (IM) = Epstein-Bar Virus(EBV) primarily spread by saliva and could stay in oorpharynx up to 18 months. But could also occurs sexually. Studies unable to discriminate EBV was acquired orally or genitally or which one has higher risks. Read more...