Infectious mononucleosis (also known as mono, the kissing disease, Pfeiffer's disease, and, in British English, glandular fever) is a disease seen most commonly in adolescents and young adults, characterized by fever, sore throat and fatigue. It is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) or the cytomegalovirus (CMV). It is typically transmitted through saliva or blood, often through kissing, or or by sharing a drinking glass, an eating utensil or a needle. The virus is also found in the mucus of the infected person, so it is also easily spread through coughing or sneezing. It is estimated that 95% of adults in the world have been infected with the Epstein-Barr virus at some point in their lives.
The virus infects B cells (B-lymphocytes), producing a reactive lymphocytosis and the atypical T cells (T-lymphocytes) which give the disease its name.
A person can be infected with the virus for weeks or months before any signs, symptoms, of mono begin to appear. Mono symptoms usually begin to appear 4-7 weeks after infection. The first signs of mono can easily be confused with cold and flu symptoms.
The typical symptoms and signs of mononucleosis are:
- Fever - this varies from mild to severe, but is seen in nearly all cases.
- Enlarged lymph nodes - particularly the posterior cervical lymph nodes, on both sides of the neck.
- Sore throat (throat infection) - nearly all patients with EBV-mononucleosis have tonsillitis, usually accompanied by thick exudate.
- Fatigue (sometimes extreme fatigue)
Some patients may also display:
- Enlarged spleen or liver
- Abdominal pain
- Aching muscles
- Loss of appetite
- Sinus infection
- Skin rash
The symptoms of mononucleosis usually last 1-2 months, but the virus can remain dormant in the B cells indefinitely after symptoms have disappeared. Many people exposed to the Epstein-Barr virus do not show symptoms of the disease, but carry the virus and can transmit it to others. This is especially true in children, in whom infection seldom causes more than a very mild illness which often goes undiagnosed. This feature, along with mono's long incubation period, makes epidemiological control of the disease impractical. About 6% of people who have had mono will relapse.
Since mononucleosis can cause the spleen to swell, it may in rare cases lead to a ruptured spleen. Rupture may occur without trauma, but impact to the spleen is usually a factor.
Mono may resemble strep throat or other bacterial or viral respiratory infections. It is rarely fatal, but death may result from severe hepatitis or splenic rupture.
Usually, the longer the infected person experiences the symptoms the more it weakens the person's immune system and the longer he/she will need to recover.
Symptoms similar to those of mononucleosis can be caused by adenovirus and the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii.
Posted by Staff at May 19, 2005 12:18 AMblog comments powered by Disqus
Hi, i dont know if i had just recently had mono because i did not kiss anyone but i did share alot of drinks with people recently. I thought i had the flu. I got a terrible sore throat and repeating fevers. The fever has stopped and my sore throat is practically gone, but now my lips feel like sandpaper, like theres very tiny little bumps on them... do you know what this is? (lips) anything to worry about?... or do i just need some chapstick. Please reply soon, thank you.
Posted by: Leslie at July 15, 2005 9:36 PM
i have mono right now.i had it 3 years ago an im one of those "lucky" 6 percent to relapse.i never had any syptoms on my lips so i would go for some blistex.i never had mono really severe but i cant eat or swallow my own spit.i keep a bucket by my bed to spit in when i try to sleep sometimes my throat keeps me awake.i take nyquill to get to sleep when the pain is real bad.this is rough to cope with
Posted by: nicky at July 22, 2005 10:46 PM
So antibiotics can not take away the sore throat?! I'm 3 months pregnant with mono and my Dr. Just prescribed antibiotics for me.
Posted by: Janine at August 2, 2005 11:43 PM
It depends if the sore throat is caused by the Mono, or if it is a secondary infection. Personally I would not have perscribed the anti-biotics, but then again, I'm not a western doctor. Maybe another one of our staff would have. It is a tough call. Personally i would have recommended lots of rest, and I would have you see a Chinese Medicine Doctor specializing in women's health and chinese herbs. There is a lot there to help with the swelling and energy levels, but really bed rest is the primary direction I would go.
Posted by: Staff at August 3, 2005 12:04 AM
I know how u can catch mono but my son who is 2 years old has it and i have never had it. I know symptoms can take forever to surface but everyone my son is around seems to be okay and he does not go to daycare. Now that we know he has it everyone is going to go to the doctor, but what I wanted to know is will my son have it forever and will it take that long to go away?
Posted by: J at August 25, 2005 10:46 PM
Thanks for your post. Forever is a long time, and it will not take that long. He will need lots of rest and quite. There are many herbs that can help him in the process, but if he is allowed to rest and fight it off, he will be better in 4 - 12 weeks. He is young, so his body should cope with it and fight it off pretty quickly.
Posted by: Staff at August 25, 2005 10:57 PM
I just found out that I have mono..i too am now one of the lucky 6%..i said the doc..i thought once you had it..you would never get it again..but here i am. I think the thing that is the most draining is having such a thick throat, you cannot eat hardly at all without getting sick..and little sips of gatoraide is all i can do right now. The doc said that i need to have a bit of a turn around or I will end up in the hospital..that would be very difficult for me, for i have a special needs child with autism and a teen daughter..seems life goes on hold..huh
One up side..well umm not sure.. i had started on south beach diet..and had lost about 12 lbs..but when the mono really hit me this past week..i had lost 7 more lbs..i can't say this is the way i want to loose way..i feel so tired and exhausted.
Any input for me..or ideas? I was only 16 when i went through it before..but now being 39..thats a bit of a long time ago.
Posted by: Bev at September 9, 2005 6:01 PM
My throat is sore and my lymph nodes are swollen. My friend Jessica just recently found out she either has mono or strep throat. When I woke up friday morning I felt really tired and my throat hurt. Then throughout the day I got a horrible headache. I woke up this morning without the headache but I'm still tired and my throat is worse and I dont want to eat because it hurts too much to swallow. My whole body aches. Yet my parents tell me I definately dont have mono. Is it possible this is something else?
Yes, could be a common cold, or strepp throat.
Posted by: Jordan at October 8, 2005 8:18 PM
do doctors ever mistake hiv for mono?
There are no standard symptoms of HIV infection or of AIDS. People living with HIV may feel and look completely well, but their immune systems may nevertheless be damaged. In this respect, if mono were to present along with HIV or AIDS, there is a possibility that the HIV could be missed at first and diagnosed as MONO (the disease that is showing it's symptoms).
The good news is that there are simple blood tests for diagnosing HIV, and if you suspect it you can easily get a fairly objective answer.
Posted by: jayan at October 25, 2005 2:13 PM
I have mono...can I drink alcohol?
Posted by: Michael at October 28, 2005 11:32 PM
Mono is going around my school and I'm not sure if I am infected. I was sick a week ago with syptoms of a ful, it lasted two days but I still felt really tired the rest of the week. Now my lymph nodes are swollen, my throat is sore and I have all the symptoms of a cold. How do I know if I had the flu and now a cold or if I have mono?
Posted by: Dan at November 2, 2005 10:56 PM
i have had a very sore throat and swollen glands on and off for about a month and i've been really tired. recently i have had a lot of abdominal pain and headaches. i'm in high school and am under a lot of stress, so do you think it is just stress or is there a possibility of me having mono?
Posted by: jn at November 18, 2005 4:50 AM
I would say its a strong possibility, im not a doctor but have had mono before and those symptoms sound like some of the major ones. Especially the abdominal pain, i would see a doctor about it cause if u have an enlarged spleen it has the possiblity of rupturing, which is very bad. Try not to do any rough activities cause even a light blow could cause it to rupture. Definately see a doctor, I dont really know what ur waiting for.
Posted by: Jamie at November 22, 2005 1:57 AM
I woke up on Sunday and things seemed fine until I got a nasty headache (closer to the end of the day). There is a flu going around where I work and at my children's daycares (ages 4 and 7). My daughter had a flu about 3 weeks ago, and my son had one last week. So I figured I was getting it as well (both children complained of headaches).
On Monday morning, it was almost impossible to swallow, my throat and neck were swollen and stiff. I had sore muscles and could barely move. It hurt like a ***** to swallow, I could barely even swallow water. Usually if I have strep throat it gradually gets more painful over the course of a few days.
My husband just told me I had the flu and to drink more water. He also dragged me out to do some shopping and pick kids up from daycare (we didn't go shopping, I insisted to go home. He gets grumpy when I'm sick and will force me to do things when I just want to relax - thinking it's better for me to be up and out.
Tuesday I felt worse, My headache is a constant throb and my throat felt like it was tightening up. Cough drops don't work, but Ibuprophein works (Advil) a bit. Husband finally decided that maybe I was sick and took the afternoon off to bring me to the doctor.
Doctor took one look at me and said, It looks like strep throat, but it really sounds like Mono as well. He took a throat swab and gave me a prescription for Pennecillin.
My lower back, front part of my thighs and lower back of my calf constantly ache, I have cramps (but I'm expecting my period within the next day or so) I feel twinges in my lower right side of my tummy (not painful, but twinges) and I had kidney pains on sunday.
I'm constipated and I can't make a bowel movement, if I strain my head pounds severly. I've lost 9 pounds in 2 days, and I have no appetite at all, I have to force myself to eat something (soup).
My husband is telling me that it's all in my head and that I'll feel better soon, but usually after a day of penecillin, my throat feels better. He says that he thinks the doctor was a quack to tell me that I might have Mono and that he should call him up and give him a piece of his mind.
I know there was mono going around at my work around February.
I woke up this morning with chills and I had a fever of 104.1F - I had no one to call so I started keeping cold cloths on my head and back of my neck, stripping down and drinking ice cold water. I was just starting to get fuzzy around the head and then I started sweating like a pig. (Told husband about it on the phone and he got all sarcastic "interesting" about it).
My fever is now 101.2F and I'm more alert to things.
It's hard to sleep at night, my body hurts so much from laying down so long, and my head and neck hurt from the pillows, if I use less pillows, my neck hurts more. So I end up tossing and turning all night, getting up, putting lots of clothes on (because I have bad chills) or pulling them all off (because I'm so hot).
Anyway, does this sound like Mono or just a flu like my husband insists?
Posted by: Tamara at November 23, 2005 3:38 PM
My friend Tammy's boyfriend cheated on her about a month back. The girl he kissed had mono a few weeks before they did this. Tammy is back with this guy, but how long should she wait until she kisses him again? Shes waiting to see if he has symptoms and it has been 4 weeks. Should she wait another 3?
Posted by: Jane at December 11, 2005 7:09 PM
I just went to the doctor because I had a long lasting sore throat that progressed into being very painful, and I was unable to speak. I had all the symptoms of strepp, but the test result came back negative. The only other symptoms that I had at the time of seeing my doctor was a mild temp, blood pressure being slightly elevated, being extreamly tired and very mild nasal congestion. She told me to take IBprofen for the visibly swollen glands in my neck, and that was it. My sickness has progressed into a severe cough that is painful in my chest. The nasal congestion remains the same, and although some of the swelling in my glands has subsided it will not go away. Does this sound like mono, or just a strange flu?
Thank you for your time.
Posted by: Amber at December 14, 2005 5:44 AM
I had Mono sometime around August 20. I have noticed on and off since that I am extrememly moody with mood swings that are so severe that one week I will be in my Pj's as soon as I get home or I will get so mad over nothing that I will cry and the next week I may be cleaning house all week long or working on hobbies til all hours of the night and day. I made a Doctor's appt for next week b/c I already take Welbutrin for anxiety/depression. But something is wrong with me. I also have been short of breath this week, loss of appetite with headaches quite often brought on by a stressful situation and then I will either have a hotflash or my bloodpressure goes way up and my face gets hot. I just want to feel somewhere in between hyperactive and tired. The funny thing is I don't want a drug to take me away from life's stresses, it is the way my body is reacting that is making me nuts, not the stressors. I have clue or control over my reactions. Are these symptoms related to Mono?
Posted by: Leslie at December 16, 2005 5:50 PM
hi im 16 and idk if i have mono or not becuz my symptoms seem simular, lately my muscles have been aching, my soar throat keeps going away and comin back, i havent really been eating much becuz i have loss appetite, my ears hurt to, i have also been getting headaches and the chills...so what do you think is wrong with me?
Posted by: April at January 11, 2006 11:05 PM
oh my.. im quite concerned about the fact i MIGHT have mononucleosis! plz help me! i am very afraid i might die in 2 months. me n my boyfriend angelo have been kissing n feel a weird sensation between our lips.. a bumpy exudationy type of feeling. its kinda gross.. but i dont know what to do! will our kids be infected too?
The best thing you can do to prevent your children from contracting mono is to make sure to separate out your eating utensils from theirs.
Posted by: Angello & Evelyn at January 12, 2006 1:28 PM
I was diagnosed with mono just over 3 months ago, all the symptoms went away after about 2-3 weeks except a slight pain in my throat, on the left side, i recently got a cold and now my throat is hurting everywhere. So basically i had a sore throat for over 3 months now and its really scaring me, what should i do? what could it be?
Posted by: sal at February 11, 2006 5:40 AM
Hi, I was wondering if you can have the sore throat, fever and the swollen lymph nodes before you get the headaches and all that. I might have mono.
Posted by: Taryn at February 16, 2006 6:04 PM
I dont know if i have mono i just got a blood test done but my throat hurts my body aches and im so tired...im only 13 and im in an advanced orchestra with a concert coming up soon. how long will i have to stay @ home to rest??????
Posted by: Nikki at March 16, 2006 10:19 PM
I really need answers, my fiance is extremely sick, he has so many symptoms but doctor's keep saying there's nothing worng, he's the type that when he gets sick his body just fights it off quickly within 2-3 days. His mom had Lupus, she passed away 2 years ago this April, she also had black mold poisoning, from the apartment we're in now, his brother is bi-polar, and diabetes and kidney problems etc. run in his family. Can anyone help? he has: extreme fatigue (symptoms are all for about 3 weeks now) weakness, back, neck and leg pain, headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, loss of appetite, vomiting(just recent) stomach pains. Please if any one has any suggestions... Im actually starting to get sick, and we can't both be out of work, it's going to really hurt us.
To start with, black mold is a major issue, and is one you need to deal with if it has not been taken care of to date. If moving is not an option, then I would highly suggest buying an ozone generator. There are many online. You may want to look at one like this: http://www.air-zone.com/xt400800.html . Run it on high, and leave the house for 2-5 hours. When you come back, hold your breath, run in, turn off the machine, and open the windows. Leave, Breath, and come back again in 30 minutes. Do not stay in the room where the generator is running, and make sure to seal the room off to avoid the ozone from leaking. Do this for every room where there are rugs and/or visible black mold. Repeat once per week, or as needed.
In terms of treating the symptoms that your partner is showing, Chinese Medicine has a lot to offer here. I would look locally for a physician that is licensed through nccaom.org . You want one licensed for Oriental Medicine, not just acupuncture. The physician finder will help you locate someone with these qualifications. If you are in California, all licensed acupuncturists fit into this group.
Posted by: Steffanie at March 21, 2006 3:55 PM
I have mono right now.. Well i'm pretty sure i do because i've been to my doctor twice in the last two days, and he sent me to a E.N.T (ears, nose, throat) doctor, because my lymph nodes were so swollen, it was getting hard to breathe. He told me that if he could take a bet, he would bet that i had mono. My sore throat has gone down, but it still had puss all over the back of it. And i'm slightly tired... But over the last 2-3 weeks i hate fevers, sore throat, swollen eyes, and hives. And just recently it started acting up again. I wen't to the doctor and he perscribed me steroids (cortozone), for an increased appitite and for the swelling in my throat to go down. It has helped quite a bit.
Posted by: Casey at March 24, 2006 11:23 PM
does mono have any effects on period. my girlfriend period lasted like a week in a half before she had mono, and shes currently still gettin over it and her period has come yet. i read somewhere that mono can miss it up sometimes
Posted by: joe at June 1, 2006 3:25 AM
ok i think i have mono i haven't went to the doctor yet but i was wondering does a rash always occur and does mono really last a month or 2?
Posted by: Brandy at June 21, 2006 6:22 AM
Just wondering if an 11 month old can get mono. My daughter has been running a fever for 3 days now ranging from 101 to 103. Took her to the doctor today, strep screen came back negative, however they did send off a strep culture. She has a 2 1/2 hour nap from 11:45 to 2:15 and she was back to sleep within 15 minutes, it is now 3:20 & she is still sleeping. Her fever was 101.5 when she woke up.
Posted by: Kim at August 17, 2006 9:22 PM
Just wondering about symptoms of mono- I had one enlarged post auricular node on left side of head for about a year, before any doctor knew what it was. Surgeon who recognized it- removed it in January 06. After 2 months, lymph nodes enlarged gradually over six months- all on left side...occipital, postauricular, cervical, and lastly supraclavicular. Ear hurts and short of breath. First CBC-1/06- low RDW CV, high monocytes, and high basophils. Second- 8/06- hematocrit low, mono high, WBC low. Third- 8/06- EBV is positive, but happened awhile ago. I have been short of breath the last 2 months- and it seems to be getting worse, but I have no idea if this at all relates. Chest Xray and Monospot were negative. I can't recall ever experiencing mono symptoms. So is EBV the same as mono?
Posted by: Summer at August 23, 2006 4:11 AM
I have acute infectious mononucleosis i have just found out. my spleen is very enlarged. my doctor has taken me out of work/ school/ and P.E. when i return to school. I have been very cold at points and then very very hot. I also sometimes seem to be short of breath. I wanted to know if the spleen is effecting these problems?
Posted by: Heather at August 25, 2006 11:31 PM
I was diagosed with mono at the end of last school year in May which I got rid of in one week. I have started school again and I am getting what it looks to be a cold. My throat does not hurt nor did it hurt the first time I had mono. I have a sinus headache, stuffy nose, one white patch on my tonsils, but no body ache, sore throat, and I'm not that tired. Is this mono or just another cold?
Posted by: Riley at August 30, 2006 2:22 PM
so my toungue hurts....like i can't explain it...yesterday, i ate an apple...and that's it. so do i have mono? because i know for sure my bf had mono, and stupid me, kissed him. so ofcourse i have mono. so if i do have mono, should i stop going to work for a while, so i don't spread it? please get bak at me.
Posted by: Nancy Moua at August 30, 2006 9:17 PM
I've been sick to my stomach for the last 3 days but I have not thrown up. I have a slight headache & I've been tired. To be fair, though I think I'm genuinely sick, I haven't been getting the best night's sleep lately or eating very well. My muscles hurt too! My friend says I have mono but I really don't even know where I would get it from. I'm 27 & married. No kissing disease here! Any insight?
Posted by: Gina at September 2, 2006 11:26 PM
this is my second time with mono. it sucks donkey balls, im so tired i can barely think. Ive been going jogging and keeping active still though. mono can eat my sack, im going to sweat it out of my damn body this time around :):):):):)
Posted by: Jon at September 16, 2006 7:23 PM
I dont know if I have mono. I feel jittery sometimes but i dont know if thats because i feel weak at times. I feel some abdominal pain, but it comes and goes. I also feel like I have a fever at times and it too goes away. I think I am nervous at times, but I dont know. What are the most tell tale signs of Menengitis? I know that sounds weird, but I was wondering, because I think i have some of the symptoms as that too. I started feeling sick Sat. night. It is now Tues. and I still feel sick. My throat on Sun. felt like there was something blocking it. I feel like im going to be sick and I am weak at times. Then at times during the day I seem to get a boost of energy and then sort of crash. Do you have any idea what i might have. I am 16 and Im not sure whats wrong. I dont usually drink out of the same glass as anyone and I dont have a boyfriend, so kissing's out. Please help.
Posted by: Lindsey at September 19, 2006 11:24 PM
Can the yellowing of the nails be a sign of mononucleosis?
Posted by: Michelle at September 20, 2006 8:45 PM
my grandma just told me tonight and i just dont now what to take or what to do or what to say she try to push us away she was afair that she give it to us my dad is to and i just dont know what to think about it kind upset me in a way and I think she might die. she my adouit grandma i dont have one
Posted by: Mandy at September 23, 2006 7:47 AM
Yellowing of nails could be jaundice, no? Or maybe that could just be skin and eyes. But it could just be fungus.
Posted by: Andrea at September 27, 2006 9:04 PM
I had mono 3.5 years ago. I had severe panic attacks, severe fatique, depression, swollen throat, body aches and a sore throat. All I wanted to do was sleep... all day. No one really understood. I think I had to go to 3 or 4 doctors. The first one I was having panic attacks- I was told I had anxiety, true but didn't find the problem. The second I can't remember but it wasn't helpful, I think they just dismissed it as a cold or something, the third thought I might have strep but I didn't, then finally the fourth tested me for mono. If you feel like this then I would get tested for mono and also get your thyroid checked.
Posted by: Andrea at September 27, 2006 9:14 PM
I am wondering if I should be considering Mono for my illness. It started 3 weeks ago when I woke up in the night with cold sweats, an upset stomach, sore throat and extremly painful lower back pain and hip pain. I went to the Dr. Immediatly cause the sore throat was so bad I couldn't swallow. My glands were swollen and my neck felt almost like it was tightening up. My Dr. checked BP, temp (was 101) looked at my throat and said I had strep, would be better in a day. He gave me penicillin. That was on a Tuesday, and by Thursday I was worse, there were HUGE white patches in my throat. Finally late Thursday, I started to feel a little better and ate some soup. I finished my dose of penicillin and within a couple days, started getting the sore throat again. Called dr up and told him thought my strep wasn't gone so he put me back on penicillin. I aquired a cough that was somewhat productive, which has now turned into a dry cough.I took the penicillin for 2 days and got rid of my sore throat but lost my voice for the next 4 days. Finally started getting my voice back, still taking penicillin. Throat still appears to have a couple small white spots on the edge near the back of the throat and way back on the back side of my throat I can see a whitish film. My throat is no longer sore but woke up last night with the nausea and back & hip pain. It is very painful to sit or lay any way for extended periods of time. I have been nauseous all day again and no appetite at all. Finally managed a cup of coffee and a few crackers. Should I be concerned that this is still going on? Should I go back to the dr or will this run it's course? I am so tired of feeling this way. I am extrememly tired and basically have slept most of the day.
Posted by: Becky at November 25, 2006 12:20 AM
Well it seems getting this mono thing would be draining and severely cripple the career of a student. Luckily, I have yet to acquire the disease, and hopefully will continue to be lucky and never become infected or never suffer its symptons. My question to you is, does everyone eventually get mono? If I were to eventually kiss someone would I automatically get mono, or is there a group of people that is "safe" to kiss? Seems like you get nailed by this virus if you wish to have relationships.
Posted by: Steve at November 29, 2006 3:38 AM
I am 16 years old. I have been drinkn off all my friends and I have been sick lately. Well for the past two days I have been real tired. Today I went out to eat and felt nosiated and weak. I came home and my throat started hurting. So I've been laying here with body aches and a sore throat crying... DO I HAVE MONO... PLZ HELP... Shld I go to hospital?
Posted by: CARLI at January 7, 2007 8:53 AM
My girlfriend recently got mono and she has been sick for about 2 weeks..she is pretty much better now and her throat has gone down...i dont know if she got mono from me...cause a few weeks before she got sick i had a runny nose sore throat and a fever but nothing too bad....how do i know if i had mono and thats how she got it...and is it safe to kiss her now that she is better
Posted by: Iceman at January 11, 2007 6:07 AM
Hey, i am in my first trimester and i just found out i have mono. i am super freaked out and want to know what the side effects on my pregnancy could be and also if there are any treatments safe while pregnant. PLEASE send me any information u have on mono in pregnant women. Thanks Trisha
Posted by: Trisha at January 17, 2007 4:33 AM
Hi I have read everyone's comments and I have a problem myself. I was tested for mono about 3weeks ago. I am very tired and have to push myself to drink or eat anything. I can hardly get out of bed. My doctor mentioned there are 3 diffferent mono tests. One was from years ago when I was younger. That one tested positive. Then there was one that was recently between 2 to 4 months ago tested positive. The last one is know if I am going through having mono now and that test negative. I am very confused. I do remember having a terrible cold or flu which I thought it was a few months ago with extreme tiredness. I somehow went back to work after 3 weeks but I never really felt better. I felt as if there still was something wrong. Then around Christmas time is when I started to feel very exhausted. I had just recieved the flu shot and thought maybe it was a reaction to that. I went to the doctors and as I said that was the way the blood work came back. Is it possible that I could have mono still and it never really got out of my system? The doctor feels I can go back to work after this weekend. I am feeling very ill and she doesn't seem to understand. She wants me to see another specialist to find out why I am so week and tired. During this whole time there was a time I had to go to the emergency room to get hydrated. I became dehydrated. She new that but still thinks I am ready for work. I know I am missed at my job I am a school teacher. I just don't want to go back and have to leave the kids again? Could anyone help me on what I should do?
Posted by: Joanne at January 20, 2007 10:06 PM
Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. WBR LeoP
Posted by: Pharmaceutical at January 21, 2007 10:08 PM
Respiratory infections occur by coming in contact with infectious material from another individual or inanimate object. WBR LeoP
Posted by: Leo Pharmacy at January 22, 2007 12:19 AM
I am 16 and a couple of weeks ago i had sore throat with white patches on it for like a month off and on. Now i have had a headache for like 5 days straight. I have been really tired & have had pain in my left lower rib cage. Do i have mono???
Posted by: Samantha at January 23, 2007 12:28 AM
Yea this is right casue i got it right now and it sucks!
Posted by: Erica at January 24, 2007 2:01 AM