Lymph node on the neck
Oct 17, 2012
Hi doc, am HIV+ for 6 yrs not on ARV has a lyphm node stationed on right side under chin for 2 yrs now. This is embarrassing and discussed it with my doctor and adviced to remove it surgery. Is this advicable and wht other side effects? Am very disparate! PA.
Response from Dr. Henry
Removal of a single node for cosmetic purposes (also can be checked for any unexpected pathology) is sometimes reasonable. Removal of a node is usually well tolerated from the immune perspective. Sometimes patients can develop some persistent swelling in the area after the removal due to disruption of normal lymph flow-that is hard to predict. KH
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