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i have a swollen gland in jaw with no pain for 2 months. is it mono?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
INFECTIOUS MONO: Incubation period is about 30 -50 days, first sx is fatigue, then fever, pharyngitis and symmetric adenopathy. Mono test is positive. Your swollen jaw glands should be differentiated with other conditions causing adenopathy.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Can't say: The tonsilar node just under the angle of the jaw sifts through serum produced by the throat & nearby skin surfaces.It may enlarge during mono, when many other glands also enlarge or it may be dealing with continuous drainage from a local throat or tooth issue. Testing is readily available.Many adults had mono as kids & won't get it again.

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