Are Swollen Tonsils With White Spots a Mono Symptom?

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Are Swollen Tonsils With White Spots a Mono Symptom?

I have mono right now, and my tonsils are very large with white spots on them. Is this common with mono? Or is it a separate problem?
- Rita*

Swollen tonsils with white spots are a common symptom of mono. Mono symptoms vary, and different people may get different ones.

If your tonsils start getting bigger or painful, or if it becomes difficult to swallow or breathe, see your doctor right away.

Reviewed by: Elana P. Ben Joseph, MD
Date reviewed: February 2013

*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.

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