|enlarged lymph nodes
Jul 14, 2010
I discovered a week ago that my right axilliary lymph node was wnlarged. On Tuesday i went to see my doc who confirmed the enlargement and she ordered a chest x-ray and ct scan. I had the x-ray done on wednesday and got the results on firday which were clear. On the request forms though the Doc wrote ? Lymphoma. I understand that Lymph nodes enlarge due to reaction to infections. I did not feel ill or was i pyrexial/feverish. What is your take on this?
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for your post.
It's good to hear that your follow up tests (chest XR and CT) were normal. The concern in HIV+ persons with enlarged lymph nodes ("glands") is that they could represent things other than the more common infections (including HIV)-- this list includes certain types of cancers, like lymphoma. The tests ordered were a good idea and confirm that there's nothing serious going on.
I hope this helps. BY
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