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When to Call A Doctor

Call your doctor if you develop the symptoms of mononucleosis.

If you have been diagnosed with mononucleosis, contact your doctor immediately if:

  • Your breathing becomes difficult or noisy

  • You experience intense pain in the upper left side of your abdomen

  • Your symptoms seem to be getting worse after one to two weeks

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