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blossom
09-13-2005, 05:32 PM
My ANA test was 1:160, and am waiting to get in to see a specialist at the end of the month.

I have had a constant fever, and my lymph node on left side of neck just below jaw is getting more swollen and tender by the day. I was wanting to know if swollen & painful lymph nodes are common occurence with Lupus? :?:

Any answers greatly appreciated.

Blossom

Chocolate
09-14-2005, 08:55 PM
I have had lymph node issues (too big and too many). I had a PET scan to find out if any of them were 'hot' and thankfully they were not. Anyway, this IS a problem of Lupus. If you are concerned about this, you should get it checked, but DON"T FREAK OUT!! I did a bit and it is just not worth it.

Good Luck
Karen

devotedmom
09-15-2005, 11:48 AM
Hi blossom

I have lymph node on both my left & right side of my neck. When I used to get sick I did noticed that the lymph node got swollen & bigger but not painful at least that's what I experianced. I think about a year ago I did have surgery on one of my lymph node on my right side because it was bigger than the others & the doctor recommended to take it off to be safe & exam it. I still have little ones & I just have to exam them that it doesn't grow & keeping checking them with the doctor every 6 months.

The doctor did tell me it was because of my lupus & not to be concern only when they stay big & not go back to the normal size. Like Chocolate said don't freak out it is not worth it.

devotedmom

blossom
09-15-2005, 12:59 PM
thanks for your replies, it eased my mind. The lymph nodes don't bother me that much, the constant fever is what is getting to me! I sweat constantly, and it doesn't help that fall hasn't arrived in the south, whew it's hot here. Anyone get night sweats? I have the last two nights, they are miserable. Like waking up in a swimming pool of sweat :shock:

Blossom

polly pop
09-16-2005, 12:38 PM
I get those a LOT. My boyfriend and I get into tiffs because I need the A/C on but he freezes when it is. I'm hoping it'll get easier come winter, but I have a feeling we'll just be fighting about the heating unit then. :wink: