CLL Support Association

Swollen glands

Hi everyone!

I am new to this forum and need some advice as I am currently experiencing swollen glands, sore throat and blocked ears whilst visiting my daughter in Cyprus.

I have recently been diagnosed with monoclonal b cell lymphocytes that may have moved to cll. This is the first infection since this diagnosis. I have been self medicating with over the counterpart fever meds. Do I need to see a doctor or do I just wait it out. It has been 7 days since I began to feel unwell.

Any advice would be welcome

2 Replies

Pepe, it is unlikely but not impossible that your symptoms are due to your MBL developing into CLL. It could be something as simple as an allergy to something your body is not familiar with in your new surroundings or just an infection that is causing your body to react this way. You would still be wise to see a doctor for reassurance and perhaps a prescription for something that can be more effective than over the counter medications. Unfortunately, if it is due to your MBL becoming CLL, there's not much you can do any different than what you'd do normally, i.e. do what you can to reduce the inflammation. If you have developed CLL, I think (and I've got no medical training to back it up), that it's unlikely you'd be seeing a significant change in the early stages.



Thank you for your advice. I thought I would wait another day then visit the doctor. It all feels very uncomfortable but hopefully will soon get better.


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