Glad I stuck to common names for the poll anyway! Not sure what - if anything - the results can tell us, I'm afraid. The most consistent thing so far is that most of us get swollen neck glands/nodes.
That's interesting, because the Fukuda definition claims only tenderness, IIRC. I would have thought docs would call swollen ones a "sign" and be more interested, but what do I know?
They check the ones under my jaw, and a couple ones on my neck, which all tend to feel thick and tender to me even when no fingers probe them. The ones under my armpits, though, those hurt the worst.
I never really tried to locate my groin or abdominal or or knee/elbow nodes and try to figure out if those hurt separately from other pains in those areas.
I think in a convenience sample with so few participants we can say only that such signs and symptoms do exist, and should be checked for.