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What activities do I have to avoid while I have mononucleosis?

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Since your spleen -- an organ in your belly -- often becomes enlarged when you have mono, it’s more likely to rupture. So you'll need to avoid contact sports such as football and soccer, probably for about 3-4 weeks. Your doctor can let you know when it’s OK to get back to those activities.

From: Tests and Treatments for Mono WebMD Medical Reference

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The American Academy of Family Physicians. 

CDC.

Mayo Clinic.

UpToDate: “Patient education: Infectious mononucleosis (mono) in adults and adolescents (Beyond the Basics).”

KidsHealth from Nemours: “Infections: Reye Syndrome.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 17, 2017

SOURCES: 

The American Academy of Family Physicians. 

CDC.

Mayo Clinic.

UpToDate: “Patient education: Infectious mononucleosis (mono) in adults and adolescents (Beyond the Basics).”

KidsHealth from Nemours: “Infections: Reye Syndrome.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 17, 2017

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