I have had spleen problems now for about 7 weeks or so. It was my very first symptom of mono, then about 2-3 weeks later came along the sore throat, mild fever, fatigue etc. I feel this pressure just on my left side of my stomach. My doctor said my spleen or liver isn't enlarged but my spleen reacted to the virus and causing this pressure, it's really annoying. My blood test showed my liver is good. How long could this pressure last? And also I have had mild diarrhea several times during these weeks, are those associated with mono?
Hi, how are you doing now? Are your symptoms subsiding or gone? I would like to hear about your mono since I know nothing about it and my son now has it. He was just diagnosed today, but has been very sick for 3 days. I have been reading up on mono and see that an enlarged spleen can be a main symptom of it. What I am wondering is, how long were you sick and what all were your symptoms. My son has had a severely sore throat for 4 days, very swollen glands, and can't eat much because of his horribly swollen tonsils, but apparently was just getting it weeks ago when he was ill then too with a low grade fever, a cough etc., which went away, then this came on full force.. I am a bit worried because he has never been so sick in his life and he looks very sick now. I take him back to the doctor on monday. I hope you are better. Please respond if you have any information for me. Thankyou
Hello. My 16 year old contracted mono about 4 weeks ago...She first had a staph infection and then toxic shock syndrom and she was hospitalized for about 4 days..Then while recovering from that she contracted mono. (she ended up in the hospital again) she is still very, very ill. She has had so many tests done on her. We have been told that we should watch for spleen problems. She is still very tired, headache, and severe abdomonal pain. She has blood in her stool/urine daily and the doctors are baffled as to why...She is having a colonoscopy on monday. She has had 2 ct scans and blood tests for everything...Any ideas??
It all started somewhere in the 3-4th week of july. I started having annoying pressure on my spleen, about 3 weeks later, I developed a sore throat, chills, fever rise only when I had those chills, very very little muscle aches, abdominal pain & mild diarrhea and fatigue. Everything is gone now and my spleen is good now too but it was never enlarged just reacted to the virus. In the past 4-5 weeks or so I developed abdominal probs and my spleen got even worse, the doc said it looks like it's at the urge of going away well he was right, spleen is almost completely good and I still have minor abdominal probs and that's all. Hope your kids will get better. Some get it bad, while others don't get it too bad like me while others don't feel anything. Everyone is different, but you should know that your kids will feel better soon and this may take months! But may take like a 1/2 year for them to be completely normal, and let them rest since relapses may occur even though they are uncommon. But I never rested and that's my prob I think. But hey, I survived. But again, good luck to your kids. As for the parent with the 16 year old....What you describe....It sounds that she is having other probs! Caz not even in the severe cases of mono I highly doubt there is blood in the urine and stool!
How Do You Know When Your Child Should Be Hospitalized?
Hi again, how do you know when your child should be hospitalized? I have faith in the doctors only sometimes. I was not told what to watch for. Last night, my son suddenly had stomach pain, then it went away. I don't know of anything to keep an eye out for except severe pain upper left abdomen because of the spleen, and this I read on the internet. I am so worried about him. He was just at the doctors yesterday, his white count or whatever it is that is the mono was about 72, and I was told normal was about 40? Does anybody here know what I can watch for and when to be even more concerned than I am now? I take him back to the doctor on monday. Thankyou
If it's just mono, don't worry and hospitalizations for mono are very rare unless the spleen ruptures which is like a 1:1000 thing, it's really rare. There's nothing you can do except rest and it will go away on its own. But I think it's bull that it's said all symptoms except fatigue resolve in about 4-6 weeks! For me the fatigue resolved in about 4 weeks or so but my spleen just recovered maybe like a week ago after about 2 1/2 months! It may take months to be completely good. So relax and everything will be fine. Btw, when your son had stomach pain, was it on the upper or lower region and did he happen to have diarrhea too?
think i have spleen probs to but am not so sure.. when i drive my car i get massive ammount of pressure on the left side and on the lower rib cage. hell of a lot of lower ab pain, even at work after eating and heavy lifting i get the same pressure and when i press on the lower rib cage, i feel like being sick and also get very tired. i had golden staff in my ear when i was 14 and had it for 6 months. i have had lower ab probs ever since. not to sure what the prob is at the moment but it could be all from the spleen. any ideas?? i have had about 100 ear infections. last 2 months i been getting cold like symptoms.
Wow, I thought I was alone! Had mono when I was 19 in 2006 and to this day I get a real sore spleen whenever I get sick with a cold or anything. Exactly how you all describe it left side of stomach. Rib cage area. Do we need to get checked every time it does this????
my spleen was so badly swollen for about 2 weeks. I could barley walk, it was so horrible. I was scared to death. I was at the ER 2-3 times a week. They put me on Prednizone for 10 days and it did help a ton but I had very bad side effects from it. My spleen was normal for about 4 days and now the dang thing is starting to hurt again, not as bad as before but it does feel like it's returning. By the way, Ive had pretty bad mono for about a month and a half. One day I feel like it's going away then the next, it's full blown again.
Hi my names Kitty & i also have been feeling a very annoying pressure on my left side, under my ribs...it feels like someone has their fingers under my ribcage & is tugging slightly. I guess its in my spleen area. There is no pain...its just really annoying. I get extremely paranoid when any of my organs feel odd because i was diagnosed with Hep C when i was just 21 yrs old. I dont think its active right now, but i still go absolutely insane when i feel anything might be wrong around my liver. I also just got over having a kidney stone about 2 months ago...but the stone was in my right kidney so i dont know if it could have anything to do with my recent discomfort. Somebody PLEASE reply...im gonna go nuts thinkin about it & i cant see my doctor for over a month. Thanx 4 reading, & i hope 2 hear from someone soon.
hi, I saw some people scared about having mono and when you should go to the hospital. I was diganosed last week with mono after going to the doctors with a sore thoart and they told me i had tounsilitious i was put on medcine and it only got worse to the point where i couldn't breathe, drink/eat or talk. I was hospilized for 2 days they told me it is very rare that people are put in the hospital for mono. Put like me there are rare cases, as long as you can eat and drink i wouldn't worry to much about it. they also told me that my spleen was enlarged and they could feel it all you have to do is avoid sports and eat more healthy they said. if it gets to bad then you should go in. I do have my own question though i have got huge pains on my left side and am having trouble sleeping is that normal?
Mononucleosis: The Glandular Fever, Remedies, and Rest
I am 23 years old. I started school at an out-of-state university the beginning of September, and was diagnosed with mono mid September. Symptoms started with swollen eyes, vertigo, and malaise (symptoms like a sinus infection, except worse). Sometimes I'd be walking down a hall and think, âHow long have I been in this hall? Why am I here again?â
When the severe sore throat and swollen lymph nodes made it difficult to breath, I went to the doctor and they prescribed prednisone (12 day tapering), and they told me to cut my lifestyle down to half-time. Study less, sleep more, exercise less, drink more water, and take Vitamin C and Zinc. If I started to relapse with ANY symptom that had started to go away, I should exaggerate their recommendations: sleep even more, exercise even less, etc.
For immediate relief from swollen lymph nodes, I used my grandma's remedy: swallow 1 tsp of lemon juice, then sprinkle some cayenne pepper on 1 tsp of honey and swallow again. The lemon juice clears your throat (this didn't cause the sores in my throat to hurt), and the cayenne pepper and honey reduce the swelling. The effects last a few hours. I needed it more in the morning and at night.
After finishing the prednisone, my lymph nodes began to swell again. I was always tired, but I couldn't sleep. I couldn't focus. I couldn't eat. My back started aching inside the left shoulder (swollen spleen), and my doctor gave me vicodin to use so I could rest--NOT so I could work harder!
The spleen pain (in my back and lower intestines) is still present after six weeks, but as long as I eat small meals 3 or more times a day I can handle it. I tried eating normally a few times, but the following days I spent fasting due to nausea and pain. Since the swollen spleen, I haven't worked out, and I've lost a bit of weight. If you wikipedia âmono,â there is a picture of a guy with a list of symptoms that can give you a better idea of what you're feeling:
My mom gave me the best advise. Take a nap, whether you want to or not, in the afternoon. Don't set your alarm clock. Just sleep. If you can't sleep, lie down and close your eyes (just rest). If you're not hungry, don't eat. But be sure to drink more water than usual and if possible, drink 100% orange juice.
When I'm dizzy I lie down, close my eyes, and rest. My doctors told me the dizziness may last up to a year. I've taken ibuprofen almost every day to reduce the pain and keep my lingering fever down.
I also read that the more you work out, the longer your recovery.
Stay away from people with colds or flus, as your immune system will be compromised for about a year after your first symptoms.
I'm used to feeling tired, my vision is still out of focus, my appetite is nowhere near normal, and sometimes I have a fever with my headaches. I am in a dance class, but I'm still not working out. Even so, I am much better than six weeks ago. My doctors never offered other medicines because they worried that meds might disrupt my internal organs' defenses to mono . They told me recovery would take six weeks to three months. I stayed in school half time, so I'm looking at three months.
The greatest lesson I've learned from Mononucleosis, is that you shouldn't use any remedy or medicine to ignore a symptom. If you're sick, take the meds, but allow yourself the rest you need.
Hello before I get into it I would like to say I hope everyone is feeling better. I was diagnosed with Mono yesturday. My symptoms were extreme fatigue, loss of appetite, headache with no fever and soreness in my muscles. After the doctor ran my blood work and found that I had tested positive for Mono she checked to see if my live and spleen had been swollen. She said that there was no enlargement of either and I did not have painor pressure as well. Now, it's right around 24 hours later and I'm feeling a good amount of pressure in the left side of my abdomin. The exact spot of the pressure is directly in the middle between the bottom point of the left rib cage and the belly button. I have read forums on having a swollen spleen and still am not sure if it is my actual spleen causing the pressure, being that the doctor said I didn't have a swollen one or if it is common to have presurre in the stomach when diagnosed with Mono. I'm a bit of a hypocondriac and am alittle scared that maybe my spleen is swelling up. I haven't been doing anything except resting. Please, would like someone elses input. Thank you for taking the time to read.
Symptoms of Mono are enlarged Spleen. Lab results done in an E.D. will reveal an increase in active Lymphocytes. You will feel lethargic and pressure on the joints of your arms and back of your knees (Temporaryily). Everytime you yawn, underneath your left diaphrahm near the stomach (spleen) will be pressed and may be painful. Back of your upper palate in your mouth will swell up and will cause you to wake up as if you have obstructive sleep apnea. You will have diarrhea.
Meds you can take are I.V. Decadron to reduce the swelling in an instant and a bolous of normal saline to re-hydrate youself. Prednisone and Z-PAK may help with the swelling and fight off infection. Best Treatment is Rest. If you walk more than a Mile, you will enlarge your spleen or liver, thus causing you pain. Cannot exercise or lift anything heavy for a period of 4 months. If you fall, get hit or bumped on your bad side, you'll have to have it removed. If you damage your liver, you're history. Rest........Rest.....Rest..zzz
I think I may have Mono :S. Basically Saturday I saw my Partner, I hadnt seen him for a while and he'd got a bad cough, sore throat and felt achey. I thought maybe it was usual man flu.. but then over the last couple of days my joints have been terrible, I have a sore throat, like right at the front of my throat and it's really hard to swallow. I also have a pain near my stomach but it's on the right hand side, perculiarly, (it's not appendix- i've had that out!) I have a bit of temp but not a fever, fever and I am really really exhausted ( Im usually tired cos I work weird hours but this is a different tired, i can feel it every where ) Does this sound like Mono to you all?