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Mono infection, no fatigue, swollen throat, on antibiotics, monospot positive, WBC low

my doctor says i have mono. but im not tired at all, and my throat has been really swollen for a week now. they gave me antibiotics and theyre helping alot, i feel better already and i ve been taking them for only 2 days. they gave me a monospot and it came back positive. They said my white blood cell count was low.. im worried its not mono.
Asked On : Tue, 20 Mar 2012
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Hi there,

Thanks for your query.

The severity of symptoms depend on the body's immunity status and virility of the infecting virus.

Hence, your symptoms are minimal. Further, the diagnosis of mono has been confirmed. As such, mono tends to cause a transient lowering of white blood cell count, which reverts back to normal once the infection is cured.

So, I don't feel that there is any reason to be worried.

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Dr. Rakesh Karanwal
Answered: Mon, 24 Mar 2014
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