|Constantly feeling/touching "Lymph nodes-please answer worried cancer or HIV "
Feb 28, 2012
Hi, I had a relatively low risk exposure 3 weeks ago and have been nervous since! Since then I have been constantly playing with my lymph nodes and lo and behold I can now clearly feel one on my left side of the neck. This morning I also woke up with a severe pain on my left clavicle and have an extremely painful lymph node there.
My exposure was extremley no risk (no penetration) but i have never had swollen lynph nodes in my life. Do you think there's a possibility of Me enlarging them by constantly touching? I also have a spot tht I itched nearby the day before these came out.
| Response from Mr. Glenn
Thanks for the question,
It sounds like your "low risk exposure" was actually no risk since you had no penetration. Since this is a safe sex / prevention forum, I'm going to move forward with the assumption that your only possible exposure could have been through sex.
No risk = No HIV
And you're right, if you keep playing with your lymph nodes, they are going to feel funny after awhile..!
There's nothing wrong with getting a regular check-up to make sure your body is in tip-top condition btw.
Hope this helps!
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