Mar 1, 2000
For the last 5 years I have had enlarged lymph nodes in my neck. My doctor has told me that it is nothing to worry about as they are not sore and have not gotten any bigger. I had viral meningitis at the time. Should I be worried about HIV. Also each time have blood tests they come back with a High white blood count and with a urine test it had blood in it (although could not see blood) What do these things mean?
Response from Dr. Feinberg
Many people have chronically enlarged lymph nodes that don't mean anything -- it depends on how the nodes feel, what size they are and whether they're getting bigger. You should only be worried about HIV if you have had unprotected sex or shared a needle with someone. The lmog nodes could be related to HIV or to almost anything else, including nothing important. If you're concerned about HIV, then get an HIV test. Microscopic amount of blood in your urine should be evaluated further by your doctor and possibly a urologist. Elevated white counts usually happen with infection or inflammation.
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