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Billings, MT
A 20-year-old male asked:

Back of throat very irritated, red, swollen tonsils, red bumps back of throat. not sore. strep came back negative. been like this for over two weeks.

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Nonstrep: This is either a prolonged viral throat infection or early infectious mononucleosis. I recommend a repeat throat culture and blood tests including a monotest, complete blood count and differential cell count as well as liver function tests if your symptoms persist.

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