Thank you for this interesting question, and I am sorry to hear about your recent illness. In order to provide an accurate recommendation regarding your health, a physician would need to collect an entire medical history and perform a thorough physical exam. In addition, a doctor
we need to have access to your previous blood work. Therefore, I strongly encourage you to raise these concerns with a primary care physician
. After reviewing this data, they will be able to make recommendations regarding the safety of your upcoming trip.
Infectious mononucleosis is usually caused by the Ebstein Barr Virus. This can cause fever
, sore throat, and fatigue. In some patients, it can cause liver inflammation, jaundice, and enlargement of the spleen. In some patients, the spleen can become severely enlarged and can be at increased risk for rupture, especially if they suffer a trauma. Treatment typically consists of conservative management with medications such as ibuprofen to help control fevers. Many patients experience extreme fatigue, which can persist for weeks to months. If you have already experienced abnormal liver tests, it is important to ensure these normalize over time. Other pre-existing medical conditions can effect your safety with mononucleosis. I encourage you to raise these concerns with a primary care physician.