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Armpit nodes vs Fat pockets LOL
      #193985 - 06/01/06 06:14 PM

Hello all, hopefully everyone is doing great and enjoying the day. I have a question with regards to armpit nodes....and I know that symptoms do not equal HIV desease...but I do have a question...

When checking armpit nodes...do you have to feel deep in your armpit to feel them when they are enlarged, or would you just be able to feel tham by just pressing your finger(s) on your armpit?

It's hard to tell because I have fat pockets LMAOOO!!!!!! :-)

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Re: Armpit nodes vs Fat pockets LOL new
      #193990 - 06/01/06 07:34 PM

In talking to a breast surgeon recently regarding lymph node biopsy...she told me that the nodes are embedded in the fat pads.

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Re: Armpit nodes vs Fat pockets LOL new
      #193993 - 06/01/06 07:53 PM

Faith.... I saw the "Age of Aids" special and I noticed that lymphnodes were talked about.....and it was the DOCTOR who said " I felt the lymphnodes and KNEW immediately" ...that this person had AIDS. ( And they were in the neck not in the arm pit). The best advice is always....go see your doctor. You cannot self diagnose. Get tested if you had unprotected sex and want to know if you are HIV positive. Please.

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Re: Armpit nodes vs Fat pockets LOL new
      #193999 - 06/01/06 08:27 PM

Some friendly advice: Quit trying to feel your lymph nodes. If they're swollen, you'll know it.

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Re: Armpit nodes vs Fat pockets LOL new
      #194001 - 06/01/06 08:55 PM

bear you are correct. I did not answer correctly. original poster...don't poke at your armpit fat...get tested if you are at risk

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Re: Armpit nodes vs Fat pockets LOL new
      #194014 - 06/01/06 09:15 PM

if u feel you put yourself at risk get tested.. Some people who are hiv + have no symptoms, absolutely none , nada niet, however there are hiv - people who have every symptom in the book and are indeed -ve... Again get tested 6 and 13 weeks. use condoms and you virtually eliminate all possibilty of transmission

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Re: Armpit nodes vs Fat pockets LOL new
      #194027 - 06/01/06 10:36 PM

node schmod... I want to meet the doc who can detect aids by touch.. His name must be Jesus... Thank god he can just heal at the touch as well.. I for one was asymptomatic all the way through my joy ride.. Oh and it wasnt some doc squeezing me nodes or any other part of my body and asking me to cough twice either.

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Re: Armpit nodes vs Fat pockets LOL new
      #194103 - 06/02/06 12:03 PM

If they're swollen, you'll know, you won't have to dig to deep! Remember, even if you have swollen glands, this could be many things other than HIV. Just test at the appropriate time (13 weeks after your exposure) and that should put your mind to rest. Take care.

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