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Ive had mono since 1/7 and its 3/21.My spleen is still causing me pain.Can I still do physical activities regardless of pain?Will it hurt me

Spleen Pain (mono) Can I run/exercise or will that harm me?

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No, you should be really really careful with your spleen, if it ruptures you can die. I know they say there is nothing you can do about having mono and that you have to let it run it's course, but it is a form of a virus infecting your body and the reason that your spleen is enlarged is because it's trying to fight it off. There are things you can do to get better.

You can start dosing up on the powder form of vitamin C, it really helps fight that sort of thing off, try to increase your nutrition through fresh veggies and fresh juice, and stay away from junk food or processed food. Your immune system needs all the help it can get. Try liquid echinacea, garlic, and apple cider vinegar.

Besides that make sure you get lots of rest and water. If you are still feeling sick, don't do anymore than walk some, your body will tell you what it needs, if it hurts to do stuff, it means you've gone too far.

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Thank you so much. I've already started with a sustained release vitamin C and have gone on a slight diet of veggies/healthy food.
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That's awesome! Try organic :) The best way to cheat and get a ton of fresh veggies without having to eat them all day is to just juice them and add apples to make it taste good, being in liquid form sends it strait to your cells or wherever else your body needs it.

Remember with vitamin C to take as much as you can until you reach saturation, and once you are at saturation your body is basically getting rid of the stuff it's not using and telling you that you have had enough, so then cut back the amount until you are right under saturation (probably rumbling tummy or even less) and keep taking it. Don't stop until you are better!

plus eating healthy will help you to not gain weight. Not being able to run SUCKS! I hope you feel better soon.
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Ask your doctor. Just call them, it's free and it's not scary!

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go talk with your doctor it may cause worse pain better to be safe then sorry and ask your doctor if you can do physical activities.

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You first need seek a doctor's advice to give you a go ahead on whether you can do physical activities or not. Mono can cause swollen spleen and that might be the cause of the pain. You need to take care of the pain before you get serious infections.

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I wouldn't push it - you might blow something up.

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Thanks haha I run cross country and havent been able to run for about 3 months. I've tried but my spleen always ends up hurting
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I would ask the doc to be sure as you do not want anything else to be affected. I had mono in my early 20s and it took approximately 6 months to clear up. I was extremely exhausted most of the time so I don't see how you would have the energy to run. Rest and lots of fluids is what worked for me.

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6 months! thats way too long to not do any physical activity. i'm 6 foot and about 150 pounds in my cross country season. Ive gained about 10 lbs and lost all of my conditioning for competitive racing. Ugh I feel terrible
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See the doc first. They will let you know. Probably a small jog or walking the dog won't hurt you, but cross country is pretty strenuous. Mono is a virus and it takes a VERY long time to run its course.
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Good question for your Doctor

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