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lymph nodes
      #157638 - 07/22/05 04:12 PM

Are lymph nodes under the skin or in the skin? I have a bump in my armpit right now and I am not sure how to tell if it is a lymph node or not. I can lift it up with the skin so it is not under the skin. I guess i am trying to figure out if it is a swollen lymph node or just a pimple.

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pmple new
      #157651 - 07/22/05 07:21 PM

Its a pimple i have the same thing. Dont worry about that

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Re: lymph nodes new
      #157657 - 07/22/05 11:39 PM

it doesn't matter. if you look like crazy and find your lymph nodes (or someone points them out to you) you are going to constantly play with them and feel them to see if they are swollen, or sore, which you will make them swollen and sore, so then you will think you have problems w/ your lymph nodes due to the hiv (which you probably dont have, but are trying to find symptoms to rule it out). You can create your own problems if you look for issues. if you dig around trying to find your lymph nodes, you will create an unreal concern for worry.

If at all you have had unprotected sex with someone that you do not know, or their status, you cannot look for signs that you are, or are not okay. You have to get tested. Any common everyday sypmtom at one point or another would resemble a known symptoms of hiv.

Are you concerned that you may be at risk?

take care of you,
debbie

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