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Should you call the doctor if you think you have mononucleosis?

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Severe abdominal pain may be a sign of a ruptured spleen. Get emergency medical treatment right away.

If have symptoms of mono for longer than 10 days, or you have a severe sore throat for more than a day or two, you need to see a doctor to rule out other illnesses, such as strep throat.

Swollen lymph nodes all over your body can also be a sign of some other illnesses.

A severe headache that doesn't go away along with a stiff neck might be signs of meningitis.

Meningitis could also give you a rash of many tiny red spots, or it could be a sign of a low platelet count. These are serious, and you should see a doctor about them, too.

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Family Physicians. 

CDC.

Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 21, 2020

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Family Physicians. 

CDC.

Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 21, 2020

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