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Mono 2 years ago. Since then the lymph nodes under my jaw are always swollen. And I am pretty sure I have chronic tonsillitis. Are they connected?

Mono 2 years ago. Since then the lymph nodes under my jaw are always swollen. And I am pretty sure I have chronic tonsillitis. Are they connected?

can be both: Mono can sometimes leave the neck nodes swollen for a long time. If indeed it is tonsillitis you will need antibiotics or your tonsils removed. You need to see an ENT specialist to be sure. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Ein
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Mono (Definition)

Infectious mononucleosis, also known as mono, is a contagious illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, and enlarged spleen. It is spread via saliva, hence its ...Read more


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I got over a cold recently and now my lymph nodes are swollen and painful. should i go to the doctor? Can i die from this? Mono is going around??

I got over a cold recently and now my lymph nodes are swollen and painful. should i go to the doctor? Can i die from this? Mono is going around??

Lymph nodes: Swelling of lymph nodes is common with any infection. If they stay swollen then you should be evaluated and have some routine blood work done. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with mono at the beginning of April. I had many swollen lymph nodes and most of them went down, but there is a big one on the right si?

I was diagnosed with mono at the beginning of April. I had many swollen lymph nodes and most of them went down, but there is a big one on the right si?

Below: Best advice is to recheck with your DR whom you have been seeing. They have your full medical history and will be able to give you correct information. ...Read more

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I have mono, but my lymph nodes have been swollen for about two weeks. Should i be concerned or is it the normal duration for swollen glands?

Normal: It can take 6-8 weeks to fully recover from a bout of mono and during this time the lymph nodes can indeed remain enlarged. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes ONLY in neck for 2 months but didn't grow, very tired. Mono -ve, only EBV Igg was slightly elevated, lymphocytes 53%. Next test?

Swollen lymph nodes ONLY in neck for 2 months but didn't grow, very tired. Mono -ve, only EBV Igg was slightly elevated, lymphocytes 53%. Next test?

Need ID consult: There are several other infectious disease agents that can cause lymph node swelling and give you constitutional symptoms and elevated lymphocytes. You should see an infectious disease specialist to get those additional testing, including tuberculosis testing and fungal testing. ...Read more

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Had Mononucleosis 5 years ago and still have swollen lymph nodes what is wrong with me?

Had Mononucleosis 5 years ago and still have swollen lymph nodes what is wrong with me?

Scarring: Lymph nodes that are inflamed for long periods of time can remain permanently enlarged or scarred. As long as they are not continuing to get larger it is okay. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
378 doctors shared insights

Infectious Mononucleosis (Definition)

Infectious mononucleosis is an infectious illness caused by a virus, called Ebstein Barr virus. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, and enlarged spleen. It is spread via saliva, hence its ...Read more


Dr. Jeff McFadden
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Mononucleosis (Definition)

Glandular fever (infectious mononucleosis, or just "mono") is an illness caused by infection with the Epstein-Barr virus. The infection may feature fever, sore throat, fatigue, and swollen lymph ...Read more