Physical Exam for Mononucleosis
If your doctor thinks you might have mono, he or she will do a physical exam that includes:
- Taking your temperature to see if you have a fever.
- Feeling the lymph nodes in your neck, under your arms, and in your groin area to see if they are swollen.
- Examining your throat to see if your tonsils are swollen or if they are covered with white patches or pus.
- Feeling the upper part of your abdomen to see if your spleen or liver is enlarged.
- Examining your skin to see if you have a rash with raised patches or bumps. This rash, which is not an allergic reaction, occurs in many people who have mono if they are taking certain antibiotics.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease|
|Last Revised||July 28, 2011|
|By:||Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: July 28, 2011|
|Medical Review:||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
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