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Hi,

I have been told that swollen glands with Lupus are quite normal. I do suffer with glands swelling on my head/neck/top of back/behind my ears and sometimes my groin area.

For the last few days and especially on one side I have pain and lumpiness from shoulder following the line down the side of my breast and under my arm - should I be concerned about this!

I am loath to go to my GP again and am still waitng for my Consultant appointment to be bought forward from March - so I thought I'd try for some advice from this site, it's often more helpful!!

Thanks!
Lesley
 

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Hi Lesley,

Ouch sounds painful. ((hugs)) Personally, I think I would go to my GP with those sore glands, if anything to have them documented in my chart. Are you feeling well otherwise? Painful, swollen glands in my experience has been the result of my body trying to fight something.

Wow, waiting since March for a consult, sounds like our medical system here. I just saw a specialist, and also waited one year for the consult. How frustrating!!

I hope you feel better soon:)

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Hi Lesley, The main word in your post , to me, was painful. That means that it is something that needs attention now. I absoutly know what Not liking your GP can mean, I put up with a bad one for a yr. Now I have a new one that is so young he looks like a teenager!!! Never mind what you think of him, the appt. is about you and your paina and health. See if you can get in to see him a.s.a.p.. and let us know what it is. (((hugs))
 

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if they hurt, they are more likely to be related to an infection or virus as the enlarged lymph nodes of lupus don't hurt, they just sit there. I have a billion of them, all lupus related, but they are painless. When they become painful (and it is always just in one particular area) then it is a virus or infection that is affecting that area of my body.

Actually once I just got on huge painful node under my chin, and that was treated with a course of antibiotics even though I didn't have any other symptoms just the node. But it was very very painful, and was just a single infected node.

if it stays around or it really bothersome, check it out with your doctor

hth

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Thanks Karin! Sorry I did not make it that clear about my appointment. I last saw Immunologist in Sept 2007 with a follow-up due in March 2008 - had a phone dianoses of SLE in Dec 2007. I have still not heard whether I will be seen before March!!! The glands are not so painful now, so I will see how it goes. I do have one good GP but I feel guilty everytime I see her (that's been quite often lately) as I delay other patients appointments after mine by about 20 minutes. My GP always says not to worry about delaying others but I can't help it!

Thanks Raglet and Halfpintfl, if symptoms get worse or don't go away I will see the GP next week (before if necessary). I desperately needed a week off from the GP, I dont' want to feel ill this week (even though I am) - I'm sure its quite normal to be in denial of problems now and then!! I just wanted one week of being a normal Mum and wife without illness and just deal with the fun stuff.

I have also had childrens various hospital appointments in the last couple of weeks so feel as though I have been living at the GP's or hospital.

Take care all!

Love Lesley
 
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