Enlarged/Swollen gland on side of neck

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Katsz
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   Posted 6/22/2009 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi...I have been dx'd with Sjorgren's Syndrome...but only know a little about it.  I was dx'd last August..2008.  I basically put it on the back burner...most of the time, because I have Multiple Sclerosis, and that usually is my primary disease that I deal with.  I also have Hypothyroid (on meds)..Reynaud's Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gerd's, and the Sjorgrens.  This is my question...I do have an doctor appt. tomorrow morning, in regards to this..but anyway....... I have had an enlarged lump/gland/whatever on the right side of my neck.  This has been there probably a couple months.  It causes me neck pain...it does not seem to "move"..seems stationary...but almost feels as if it's "pulling" on the tendons, etc., in the neck.  I just found info on Sjorgren's, that indicated that along with the dry eyes/nose/mouth/joint pain...that "swollen lympth glands" can be a symtom.  My question being...has anyone else experienced this? and also, should I take my information along with me to the doctor I'm seeing, tomorrow morning?  I do know, that he would be the one to do a biopsy on it, if needed....but really don't want to go through a bunch of tests, and stuff that I might not even need. 
 
Thanks!!
 

Lynnwood
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   Posted 6/22/2009 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Swollen lymph nodes are symptoms of very many things, so I suspect they should always be checked out to determine what is going on -- if anything can be determined.

Definitely tell your dr all of your dx, particularly the Sjogren's dx -- dunno' what kind of dr you're seeing, but I prefer to tell them what I've been dx with, and all my symptoms -- and I try not to suggest a solution to the drs -- I'd much prefer that they use their training and knowledge to come up with something rather than be influenced by what I might think something is.

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Marlee2
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   Posted 6/24/2009 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Katsz, you have plenty on your plate to deal with. I hope things went well at the docs. I get knots in my neck muscles from fibromyalgia that feels like glands.
 
Good luck!!
 
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fields of gold
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   Posted 8/12/2009 1:47 PM (GMT -7)   
They told me in high school I had Sjorgrens. I"ve had that happen to me at least once a year since I was a kid. I would ask you're docter though, there are alot of things that cause a sore neck.

Hope things go well
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