Returning to Tennis after having Mono

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  1. JStar7

    JStar7 Rookie

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    Caught Mono at the end of December and have had it ever since. I played at a Holiday Clinic which was about four hours a day the first week of having symptoms. I almost ruptured my spleen without even knowing that you can have an enlarged spleen with Mono. Come the first week in January the spleen pain, headaches, and muscle soreness went away, but I kept the nasty sore throat. Went to school and still ate normal, but I stopped going to school on the 7th and stopped playing Tennis, and ever since have been in bed. My sore throat is a whole lot better now and my body feels normal. Fever is pretty low-grade right now, nothing over 100, but even when I do have a fever I don't feel it. I want to play so bad, but I'm not sure when I should return and my High School season is coming up fast. Plus with me being a Senior, I have to get back into it and make this season count because soon enough I'll be going away to College to play. Anybody have any experiences with Mono?
     
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  2. Itagaki

    Itagaki Semi-Pro

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    Take a week another week off or check with your doctor.

    I had mono last year but I was lucky enough to bounce back from it pretty quickly, but rest to be safe
     
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  3. KHSOLO

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    Mono is a serious illness, take a month of rest before you consult your dctr
     
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  4. charliefedererer

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    Check with your doctor.
    Are you absolutely sure your spleen has returned to normal? Are you at still at risk of splenic injury not only from tennis, but sprints and squats/heavy lifts that increase intra-abdominal pressure?

    It may be too soon for tennis, but to stay in shape, check with your doctor if it is okay to start with easily tolerated regimen's like the thrower's ten. Maybe start with some time on a stationary bike. And certainly keeping your forearms strong with wrist curls, a hand gripper and maybe even a Flexbar blue would be tolerated.
     
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  5. JStar7

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    I'm pretty sure my spleen has returned to normal because after playing through the pain for a few days, the next few times I remember playing, I had no pain. The only time I could feel the pain was while serving. My doctor checked my spleen a few times when she was trying to figure out what was wrong with me and she said both were fine. She kind of pressed down on my whole abdominal area. I'll have her check when I go back though, I have a doctor's appointment on Wednesday I believe and I'll check and see when I can be back in action.
     
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  6. drewski711

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    As a physician, a lot of times in competitive athletes, I'll get an u/s to relook at the spleen before clearing them for sports. That tends to happen more in contact sports and I don't think I've had too many issues with tennis players. Good luck!
     
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