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what are the chances of having mumps more than once? if it's not mumps, could it be infectious mononucleosis? are symptoms similar?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Extremely rare: Unless you have some type of immune deficiency, you are not going to get mumps twice. Swelling of the neck glands can happen with both mumps and mono, but it can also happen with bacterial parotitis or a blocked salivary gland. You may need some lab work after a good exam to determine what is what and then how to treat your specific condition.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Highly unlikely: to get mumps twice. If you are having swollen glands in your neck see your doctor for a workup.

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