10 Subtle Signs of Mono You Shouldn’t Ignore


Sore throat

If you have a sore throat, swollen tonsils, or swollen lymph nodes, especially on the sides of the neck, these could be mono symptoms. Ask your doctor to test for mono in addition to strep throat. “Many people have the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)—the main viral cause of mononucleosis—in their system throughout their lives, but we can only tell through a blood test,” says Robert I. Danoff, DL, an osteopathic family medicine physician and program director of The Family Medicine Residency and Family Medicine/Emergency Medicine Residency programs at Aria-Jefferson Health in Philadelphia.

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