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Worried about getting Mononucleosis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   can a sinus infection come with a fever and achy muscles? i was diagnosed with sinus infection, but he's checking me for mono because i have a fever, but i am not tired or fatigued at all.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   can a sinus infection come with a fever? i was just diagnosed with a sinus infection but my dr is also testing me for mono, but i am not fatigued at all
Doctor :   Yes Sinus infection can come with fever
Doctor :   and achy muscles
Doctor :   But Fever with achy muscles most often occur with viral infection
Doctor :   since Mono is viral infection
Doctor :   the doctor should have tested for it
User :   is it likely that i have mono if i am not tired
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Tiredness is most often during recovery
User :   i didnt kiss or share drinks with anyone though
User :   so im not sure how i could have gotten mono
Doctor :   It is not sure if you have Mono or not
Doctor :   But the doctor just can suspect for young sexually active people
User :   i know that but i am speaking hypothetically
User :   so theres no other way to get it
User :   besides sharing drinks
User :   and kissing
Doctor :   being sexually active
User :   im not sexually active
Doctor :   Then you should not be infected with Mono
User :   ok
User :   so just cause i had achy muscles and a fever does not necessarily mean that the virus i possibly have is mono
Doctor :   Yes
User :   yes that statement is correct?
Doctor :   Yes that statement is correct
Doctor :   It could be any viral infection, probably a viral infection and then to bacterial infection leading to sinusitis
User :   my throat is only a little bit sore in the morning, then it goes away all day. is mono usually associated with severe sore throat
Doctor :   Mono is associated with sorethroat
User :   but mine is only in the morning for about an hr-2hrs
Doctor :   Ok you should just treat yourself symptomatically
Doctor :   with Dispersible Aspirin in warm water and swishing it
Doctor :   or gargling it
User :   ok
Doctor :   This will help in sorethroat
Doctor :   I think you are more worried about Mono as you are tested
Doctor :   but your explanation of history relate to it
User :   yes i go to college so im just nervous about living in close quarters and getting mono
Doctor :   sorry does not relate to it
User :   and i was suprised my dr tested me for it
User :   what does not relate to it?
Doctor :   He was probably doubting your history and it is common to have mono when you live in Hostels or quarters
Doctor :   Mono is not a dangerous disease to worry about
User :   yes i just do not want to get sick for a long period of time
Doctor :   Many of these infections go unrecognised without symptoms
Doctor :   are you with me?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Did you follow
User :   yes i did
Doctor :   Do you have any more questions
User :   thank you
User :   no
Doctor :   That is good
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   thank you for the help
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