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Hodgkins or Mono- they cant figure it out?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 27, 2008
  • 08:24 PM

I'll start by saying that my 20 son has a bit of an aversion to Dr so hasn't been in about 5 years but has visited the Emerg. 3 times in the last week. symptoms? swollen glands, pain in his belly, weak, no appetite, fever, chills, pale as a ghost. His pee was bright orange?
they did x-rays' a small ultra sound, blood tests, urine test the x-ray showed his spleen enlarged as well as his neck.Lymph nodes
They said probably mono ( even though he does not have or has had a sore throat which is got mono written all over it)and sent him home with tylenol. 2 days later, back with pain in his belly ( sleen) He had an extensive ultra sound which showed an enflamed liver, and numerous spots in his neck and lower spleen and liver.
Long story short(er) Hodgkins?, he does have all the symptoms and this is often misdiagnosed. His blood tests came back again as negative for mono, then positive? they said because his liver and spleen were enlarged they were not filtering toxins in his body and his kidneys' were working overtime, as to the orange pee
Today in pain he went to emerg again, they said it's probably mono and put him in the hopital.
Hopefully they will do proper screening blood tests for Hodgkins or Mono.
Dr's dont know everything, do your own research and listen to your body

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  • Hi nolap sorry for what your son is going through. I had Mono about 15 yrs. ago and you probably already know what I am going to say but I'll say it anyway just in case. I had a positive Epstein Barr test, still do too this day, I had an enlarged spleen and could not do any physical activity. I was extermely tired , slept about 10hrs. a day. My doctors put me on Prednisone for the enlarged spleen & tylenol, advil ect. for pain. It took about 6 weeks for me to have a regular size spleen., I wish you & your son all the best. Sorry if you already knew this but many people on this site have helped me with some things I have been told, and sometimes over looked. Good luck! Bridge27
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    • September 28, 2008
    • 08:47 AM
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