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What's the longest you should miss school for "mono" (mononucleosis)?

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July 17, 2019 / By Zavannah
Question: This is an honest question, so people please keep emotions down. This an an effort to understand the Bristol Palin situation, that she missed school for 4 to 5 months with a severe case of mono. Has anyone heard of a case lasting this long?
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Shelia Shelia | 4 days ago
Good question. I guess any answer is similar to an answer to the question, "How long is a piece of string?", but, having said that, it is thought-provoking. I haven't heard a case of mono lasting that long but it definitely depends on the individual case and, more than anything else, how robust the individual immune system is. Bristol doesn't have much 'reserve' on her and it's well-known that the less reserve you have to draw on when you're sick, the more the sickness seems to knock you around. I would imagine Bristol would have needed medical certificates to cover her for school reasons. If she did take longer off school than reasonable, I guess it was only her who missed out - she would have had to catch up herself anyway. =)
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Shelia Originally Answered: Is constipation a valid reason to miss school?
I think it depends on how bad the constipation is and how long you've been backed up. Are you really sick? Technically no, but if you've gone days without a bowel movement you should go see a doctor. How bad are the cramps? Are they so bad that you can't focus or move? If yes, then you should probably stay home and take the medication then possibly go to school later. You shouldn't need 'a day to recover' after you've taken the medication. It cleans you out in a few hours and that's pretty much that. The risk with the medication for constipation is that it can sometimes turn into the opposite problem, you get diarrhea as the medication runs through you and can't be to far from the toilet. You certainly don't want to take the medication and THEN go to school right away. Wait a few hours after the last time you used the toilet and then go. If the pain isn't severe and you've only been constipated for a day or less you should probably go to school and take the medication when you get home. You'll be fine for school the next day. If it really hurts to the point you don't think you can go to school, explain to your mom that not only is the pain constant, but it's made worse by standing up and moving so walking between classes would only exacerbate the problem. Also, that the pain is to the point you can't focus so you wouldn't gain anything from attending class anyway because you wouldn't be able to pay attention. Maybe try to strike a deal with her that if she can get you the medication you'll take it right away and then after it's worked and you're sure you aren't running for the toilet every 20 minutes you'll head in to school as soon as you can. If she makes you go to school regardless and it gets too much for you, you can always go to the school nurse. Usually the nurse will call your mom to come get you/okay you to walk home. If you have no way to get home at least you can lay down in the nurses office until the end of the day and not have to worry about class and moving around. Remember, the best way to talk to your mom is as calmly and rationally as possible. If you get whiny and yell she might think you are just looking for attention and just trying to get out of going to class. See if you can get a hold of a friend to bring home any homework you have (maybe even stop by in the morning to get the homework due today to turn in for you) so you can tell your mom you have a plan in place so you don't fall behind on your work. Meeting a parent on an adult level, explaining things and having a plan in place makes you look responsible and usually goes a lot farther in helping you get your way.
Shelia Originally Answered: Is constipation a valid reason to miss school?
No constipation is not a good reason to stay home. If you are in pain, then laxatives and enemas are contraindicated and you need to go to the ER as you may be suffering from fecal impaction. The will insert an instrument in your anus and basically break up the hardened stool then they will give you several enemas to clean it out. Then you'll feel much better and be able to return to school. When I was a kid, if we got constipated we knew mom was going to get out the enema bag and give us a nice soapy enema. After that we got a dose of milk of magnesia. So if we stayed home whether because of a tummy ache or a cold we knew we were going to spend the day emptying our intestines.

Pauline Pauline
I currently have mono and strep. I missed two days because of a high fever. Today was my first day back. I think it depends on the person really. I am really really tired, but my teachers understand that and are giving me extensions. With mono, I can't really imagine being out for a long period of time like five months. However, my doctor said some people can get horribly sick.
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Marigold Marigold
I HAVE CERTAINLY SEEN PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD TO MISS SEVERAL MONTHS OF SCHOOL DUE TO MONO. BUT THESE STUDENTS WERE SO WEAK THEY DIDN'T LEAVE THEIR HOUSE. IF BRISTOL WAS SO "SEVERE", WHY WAS SHE STILL ABLE TO GET THREE TRAFFIC CITATIONS DURING HER ABSENSE. NOT TO MENTION, IF SHE IS CURRENTLY ACTUALLY PREGNANT, THEN SHE WASN'T TOO SICK DURING HER BOUT WITH MONO, TO GET KNOCKED UP BY BABY DADDY LEVI JOHNSTON. WHICH BRINGS ME TO MY FINAL THOUGHT, IF SHE CONCEIVED A BABY DURING HER SUSPECTED TIME WITH MONO, WHY WASN'T LEVI AFFECTED AS WELL? I MEAN THE EXCHANGE OF BODILY FLUIDS IS THE NUMBER ONE WAY TO TRANSMIT MONO, AND WITH THE SEX THEY WERE HAVING, YOU MEAN TO TELL ME THERE WAS NO BODY FLUID EXCHANGED? JUST MY2CENTS THOUGH....
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Marigold Originally Answered: GWS: Do you remember your first crush in high school/prep school?
first i can remember was a guy named matt. he lived in the neighborhood behind mine. my friend lived there so i was over there a lot. i thought he was funny and liked his big brown eyes. he asked me to homecoming. my brother caught wind of it, went to the neighborhood the very same day and informed the guy he wasn't taking me anywhere. i dunno where he is these days. BQ: nah. i'm glad i didn't marry my high school boyfriend. we're still friends but he was way too uptight for me. take some valerian root, thomas! i napped earlier so now i can't sleep either. it should kick in soon. hope your lovie comes home soon. :)

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