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Do you have crimson crescents?

Discussion in 'Immunological' started by Robin, May 22, 2010.

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Do you have crimson crescents?

  1. I have them and I tested positive for XMRV.

    5 vote(s)
    5.6%
  2. I don't have them and I tested positive for XMRV.

    2 vote(s)
    2.2%
  3. I have them and I tested negative for XMRV.

    4 vote(s)
    4.5%
  4. I don't have them and I tested negative for XMRV.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. I have them and I have not yet been tested for XMRV.

    68 vote(s)
    76.4%
  6. I don't have them and I have not yet been tested for XMRV.

    10 vote(s)
    11.2%
  1. Robin

    Robin Guest

    This poll is an extension of this thread.

    Crimson crescents are little fishhook like red marks on the sides of the throat that have been observed in CFS patients.

    More about them here.

    I added red marks to this picture to help you locate them. They're on the sides (for me, anyway) and kind of hard to spot at first.

    [​IMG]
  2. awol

    awol *****

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    thanks for the diagram Robin! very helpful.
  3. Otis

    Otis SeƱor Mumbler

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    Great poll. I've heard of them but never would have found them without the diagram.

    Interesting results thus far...
  4. jace

    jace Off the fence

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    Cool. Thanks for the diagram - I needed that! I'll add my vote when I've got my XMRV results.
  5. JT1024

    JT1024 Senior Member

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    Haven't been tested for XMRV but I do have the crimson crescents.
  6. _Kim_

    _Kim_ Guest

    My crescent crimsons rise up on the pharangeal arches (like the McDonalds logo) as well as being present on the sides (like Robin). I colored this part blue.

    crimson crescent&#46.JPG
  7. awol

    awol *****

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    Would it be possible for someone to add a diagram that shows what they look like for people with tonsils removed? Apparently it is quite different.
  8. Koan

    Koan Be the change.

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    My tonsils are removed but my crimson crescents look just like the diagram. I didn't even notice the tonsils.

    I know when they are more or less noticeable by whether or not I have a sore throat.
  9. shrewsbury

    shrewsbury member

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    Thanks Robin & Kim. I had never heard of this before.

    I've had my tonsils out. Checked in the mirror (ahem, uh, well, it took me over a minute to figure out NOT to stick my tongue out as can't see anything that way. Was thinking maybe my mouth was too small, my tongue too big - but no, just my brain not fully working :Retro redface:)

    My left side is just like Robin's diagram. The right side is much smaller - just near the lower back right molar. Does anyone else have asymmetry like that?
  10. awol

    awol *****

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    we should move the original thread here (moderators) because it would give a bit more context.
  11. _Kim_

    _Kim_ Guest

    Yes, the right side (where I often have a swollen tonsil) is more red/covers a bigger area.

    Because I'm such a dork, I stuck my camera phone and flashlight in my mouth - so you can see that the right side (left in this mirror picture) is more red/purple.

    Photo_052210_021..JPG


    Here is a pic that shows the left crescent
    Photo_052210_008..JPG

  12. awol

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  13. _Kim_

    _Kim_ Guest

    awol, just PM one of the Admins or Mods and they can merge the two threads together.
  14. Good thread! Yes I do have CC. A doctor told me ages ago. Isn't it seen in HIV? Something to do with HHV-8/Kaposi's sarcoma which I think is a form of cancer in HIV.
    Maybe XMRV makes us more likely to have it because our mal adpative belief system causes it to appear because we want it to.

    I reckon we should do CBT for Crimson Crescents, failing that we could do home study english literature classes so I can learn how to spell it.

    I am now terrified by _Kim's_ mouth!!!!! LOL. Run for the hills the page is alive... CHOMP. ** Eeeek.
  15. _Kim_

    _Kim_ Guest

    Yes, I bite.
  16. Koan

    Koan Be the change.

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    You have beautiful teeth!

    :D
  17. lululowry

    lululowry Senior Member

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    What do you think?

    Okay, inspired by Kim and a little confused as to whether these are crimson crescents or my chronically red tonsils. :ashamed:

    Attached Files:

  18. _Kim_

    _Kim_ Guest

    lululowry - I see the crescent here:
    lulus crescent..JPG
  19. lululowry

    lululowry Senior Member

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    Many thanks Kim! That area is actually very bright red. I can't believe I shared such a revealing photo of my...tonsils on the internet!:tear: If my kids knew how quickly I whipped out a photo of my tonsils, I would never hear the end of it! :Retro tongue:
  20. rebecca1995

    rebecca1995 Apple, anyone?

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    I have crimson crescents!

    I'm thrilled--they weren't there the last time I checked! Or maybe they were, and I was just looking in the wrong place?

    It's always a boon to have objective signs of illness! :victory::victory::victory:

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