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?
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: Larissa Hirsch, MD
Date reviewed: July 2010
Have a question? Ask the experts.
Although we can't reply personally, you may see your question posted to this page in the future. If you're looking for medical advice, a diagnosis, or treatment, consult your doctor or other qualified medical professional. If this is an emergency, contact emergency services in your area.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
© 1995-2013 The Nemours Foundation/KidsHealth. All rights reserved.