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A 22-year-old male asked:

I've had a weak tickly dry cough since september 22. i also have mildly painful swollen neck and collarbone lymph nodes that come and go as well as bouts of fatigue. i tested negative for covid/flu/mono, no fever, and clear cxray. what can it be? 20m?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. One item to consider is infectious mononucleosis and it can be diagnosed with a blood test. It would be prudent to see a doctor, preferably an ENT doctor. Wish you good health!
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Consider testing for Mono, Strep and Flu. The lymph nodes should be evaluated by a physician. The pain may indicate an infection. Watch for signs of redness and discharge. Please follow up with your physician. A virtual consult with Healthtap is available. Stay well hydrated.
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Last updated Nov 1, 2022
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