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Anonymous1
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Soft tissue swelling
      #5991 - 06/21/00 03:48 PM

Scenario: Unprotected sex early March, Oral sex plus finger late March - Next morning noticed burning on finger and skin was pulled back above nail. Mild sore throat, runny nose, -+99 fever for about 2 days between the two episodes, after the 1st but before the 2nd. 6 weeks after 2nd episode, (w/finger), noticed lump on back of neck. Dr said swollen lymph node due to virus. (small red area w/ pimple in middle right below swelling) 2 weeks later CT scan done, Dr said NOT lymph node but "abnormal swelling of soft tissue" (skin, fat, etc). Today, very bad dizzy spell when waking up. Never happened before. Dr said possibly virus, should clear up within 2 weeks or so. Ears fine. I inquired about hepatitis, HIV, etc, dr said "don't think so, nothing indicates that". Dr agreed to do test, but reluctantly. I know y'all aren't doctors, but this has all been kind of bizzare. Can anyone provide any insight into primary infection, later symptoms, swelling, etc.? Thanks to you all



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Re: Soft tissue swelling new
      #6030 - 06/22/00 12:33 AM

possible exposure in Jan.. neg test after 4mo.. I had same dizzy like symptoms, felt like I was gonna pass out.. sore throat, swollen nodes, rash, no runny nose or cough so it isn't the flu... don't know what to do... test is negative, even after all the symptoms.. ( thank god)... I'm just scared that it will turn positive.... All I can say is take the test and pray for the best.. Unfortunately you are probably going to have to go through the agony of the window period w/ the best of us.... Good luck



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Re: Soft tissue swelling new
      #6042 - 06/22/00 09:14 AM

Sorry to jump in on your conversation, but a 4 month negative antibody test means you are negative. See your doctor about your symptoms, but do not worry about HIV - at least not in this case. Practice safe sex and good luck to you, friend.



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Re: Soft tissue swelling new
      #6043 - 06/22/00 10:14 AM

Thanks for your reply. I took the test yesterday, results not back yet. I was looking to draw on the wealth of experience on this board reference ARS and symptoms, based on my scenario, especially pertaining to vertigo-like episode and soft tissue swelling in neck, not node. I won't know results for a week.



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Re: Soft tissue swelling new
      #6046 - 06/22/00 10:20 AM

if it is not a node, you are fine... you will know when your lymph nodes swell.. because they will be tender and give a dull ache...



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Re: Soft tissue swelling new
      #6055 - 06/22/00 12:30 PM

Thank you. That's kind of what I thought. Plus, I understand, correctly or not, that nodes will swell in multiple locations and that if you have ARS, you will have some swollen nodes.



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