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
- 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
- Feeling the upper part of your abdomen to see if your
spleen or liver is enlarged.
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.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
July 28, 2011
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