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Hi, for the last 2 weeks my 16 year old son has been suffering from night sweats, throbbing headache that's worse from sitting to standing and a sore neck on one side, near where his tonsil is situated. Any ideas on what could be wrong? He is a very fit 16year old who plays rugby 5 times a week.

Doctor's Assistant: Is the headache episodic or daily? And what about nausea?

No nausea . The headache is daily and all the time

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No, he has a scan for a lump in his testicle recently but that came back as a small cyst

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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 7 months ago
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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 7 months ago

He can have any number of infections:]

Mono

viral meningitis

Other problems.

One should see a doctor after 3 days of such symptoms, as a rule of thumb.

there are other causes, but he needs to see his doctor and get a mono spot blood test immediately.

If he plays sports, and has a swollen spleen from mono, he is in some danger of ruptured spleen.

Get him to the doc now.

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