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What will my doctor do when I visit him about my mononucleosis?

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They'll examine you and check your neck for lumps or bumps. You'll be asked questions about your symptoms. Make sure to mention them all.

Your doctor may do some blood tests, including:

  • A monospot, which confirms that you've got mono. Blood tests that look for EBV antibodies and liver function tests can also help with a diagnosis of mono.
  • A CBC (complete blood count) will show if your lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell, show changes that may be a sign of mono.

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Mononucleosis."

American Academy of Pediatrics Healthy Children: "Mononucleosis."

CDC: "Epstein-Barr Virus and Infectious Mononucleosis."

The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook for Patients and Caregivers: "Epstein-Barr Virus Infection."

KidsHealth.org: "Reye syndrome" and "Expert Answers On..."

 

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on December 10, 2019

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Mononucleosis."

American Academy of Pediatrics Healthy Children: "Mononucleosis."

CDC: "Epstein-Barr Virus and Infectious Mononucleosis."

The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook for Patients and Caregivers: "Epstein-Barr Virus Infection."

KidsHealth.org: "Reye syndrome" and "Expert Answers On..."

 

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on December 10, 2019

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