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Diagnosed with mono and an enlarged spleen. What should I do?

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Hi I was recently diagnosed with mono and an enlarged spleen. I'm not sure how to sleep cuz im afraid it will rupture. What should I do?
Posted Mon, 23 Jul 2012 in Liver and Gall Bladder
Answered by Dr. Ram Choudhary 1 hour later

Thanks for posting your query.

To safeguard against rupture, you should avoid athletic activities and physically demanding jobs.

You can take any postures to sleep except for prone position.

Splenomegaly usually subsides by itself once the primary cause is resolved.

Enlarged spleen causes a sense of fullness and a dragging sensation in the abdomen and is vulnerable to rupture once it is a massive spleen, that is spleen reaching umbilicus or beyond.

I wish you early recovery.

Please do write back for follow up queries that you may have.

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Follow-up: Diagnosed with mono and an enlarged spleen. What should I do? 9 hours later
Ok so what exactly is prone position?
Answered by Dr. Ram Choudhary 4 hours later
You should not lay on the bed with your face down.
take care
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