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Pleeeeeeeease answer this question Dr. Weidman!!!!

Feb 24, 2013

Hello Dr. Lisa!

I understand lymph node questions probably crop up quite frequently and it is not my intention to beat a dead horse so to speak however I am curious about something. When it comes to lymph nodes and hiv can the lymph nodes that are swollen literally appear over night?

For example could a person go to bed one night and then wake up with swollen lymph nodes the next day? I ask because in my own personal experience from just being sick lymph node swelling seems gradual. The lymph nodes don't just pop up most of the time they start smaller and then swell larger. Would an hiv infection follow that same course when lymph nodes swell or is it different?

Thank you for your time!

Response from Dr. Hightow-Weidman

Hello- Really both scenarios can happen and there is no way to associate the speed at which a lymph node appears to the disease it is a result of. Take care, LHW

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