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Questions in the Category: Enlarged Glands

Tender, swollen lymph glands

ME Essential Spring 2022

I know that tender swollen glands are often included in the list of signs and symptoms that are required to make
a diagnosis of ME/CFS. But when should we worry about enlarged lymph glands? I have several tender glands in my neck which never seem to go down.

Testing: HIV

ME Essential Winter 2017

I saw a locum GP recently and explained I was diagnosed with ME about ten years ago. He asked me if I had ever considered having an HIV test to exclude the possibility of my symptoms being caused by HIV/ AIDS. Why would a GP ask such a question?

Charles Shepherd

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