A 33-year-old member asked:
i have a swollen gland in jaw with no pain for 2 months. is it mono?
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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.
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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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Last updated Nov 28, 2017
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