Re: Post Mono Syndrome? 'Scar tissue' on lymphs?
Hmmmm, it's generally unusual for otherwise healthy individuals to get mono twice UNLESS you are getting the mono syndrome from two different viruses. Was your mono syndrome confirmed by bloodwork or did your doctor just "feel the lymph nodes" and give you the diagnosis?
The reason I ask is that mononucleosis is a very specific syndrome with specific diagnostic criteria. It's not enough for a doctor to just see a person in his/her clinic--certain special blood tests need to be done.
Mono happens when one's immune system reacts to a certain virus it's being exposed to for the first time. Generally the virus is EBV (Epstein-Barr Virus) but it can also happen from CMV, HIV and even a parasite called Toxoplasma. Most people who are exposed to these viruses are completely asymptomatic. It is the minority of people whose immune systems react strongly who get the mono syndrome; however, with otherwise normal immune systems (which most of us have) you should only get the mono syndrome once.
Have those lymph nodes been getting any bigger?
Last edited by harka; 03-25-2010 at 08:06 AM.