Physical Exam for Mononucleosis
If your doctor thinks you might have mono, he or she will do a physical exam that includes:
- Taking your temperature to see if you have a fever.
- Feeling the Reference lymph nodes Opens New Window in your neck, under your arms, and in your groin area to see if they are swollen.
- Examining your throat to see if your tonsils are swollen or if they are covered with white patches or pus.
- Feeling the upper part of your abdomen to see if your Reference spleen Opens New Window or liver is enlarged.
- Examining your skin to see if you have a rash with raised patches or bumps. This rash, which is not an allergic reaction, occurs in many people who have mono if they are taking certain antibiotics.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference July 28, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease