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I have been going through symptom after symptom for the past 5 years, not realizing they are all related. Only a couple of months ago did my ENT put it on paper. Swollen lymph glands are what brought me to the ENT, a needle biopsy was done (5 years ago) nothing, had another needle biopsy very recently, nothing but the gland has grown from a dime to a half dollar, meanwhile progressive symptoms...face swelling, loss of taste, loss of smell, fatigue, rashes, swollen eyelids, vision blurry. Shortness of breath (but I am asthmatic too, so I attributed that to my Asthma. Now they suggest a Parotidectomy to remove the lymph node and do a biopsy on it to see what it contains. Should I have this done, ENT said it could still come back negative... I have had a CT Scan w and w/o contrast no chest Xrays. ENT ran a basic autoimmune panel (nothing twice).I have also been referred to a rheumatologist as well. I am confused and frustrated, I would appreciate any feedback that can assist helping me navigate. Thank You.
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