Can Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Cause Swollen Lymph Nodes

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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...gynecological (GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult to treat in HIV-positive women than HIV-negative women. If left untreated, some GYN infections can develop into more serious conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or cervical cancer. Which GYN Conditions Are Most Problematic? Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV, Genital Herpes) There are many forms of herpes. The most common forms of herpes are...
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swollen lymph nodes in armpit

Hello,I had protected sex with someone who put the condom on me. One week later I had swollen lymph node in my right armpit which went away in 2 days. I also had light pain in right pelvis area and prickly feeling in the right foot. This too went...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
I am not aware of any cases of HIV having been transmitted by contact from the hand of an infected person to the genitals of another. If you used a condom for the sexual contact, this makes the risk of HIV having been transmitted extremely low,... Read more »

Does the sed rate test have anything to do with HIV?

In other words if you have a normal sed rate, would that be unsual in the setting of HIV. Also, since the sed rate indicates inflammation, if it were normal would that mean that you have no swollen lymph nodes in your body?Please help me clear this...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...thousands, of conditions which can cause a sed rate to be elevated including many types of infection, heart attack, rheumatic fever, pelvic inflammatory disease, pregnancy, rheumatoid arthritis, many forms of cancer, thyroid disease, kidney... Read more »

swollen lymph nodes in armpit , neck, chest area.

Hello, about 5 months ago the lymph nodes from my ear down my neck have swollen and gone back down a few different times and I didnt' think much about it. However about 2 months ago I notice the lymph nodes in my armpit, on the same side as my neck...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Lymph node swelling can be due to a large number of disease processes, including a range of infections and cancer (lymphoma). In addition to a scan there are a number of blood tests (called "serologies") for various types of infections commonly... Read more »

Characteristics Of HIV Caused Swollen Lymph Nodes

Can you please tell me what size HIV would generally cause glands to swell? Also I have read that swollen glands would usually be generalized throughout the body. Does this mean that several glands would be swollen, or would on gland swollen in a...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Size is variable and multiple sites are involved. Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Symptoms

...Frequent fevers and sweats Persistent or frequent yeast infections (oral or vaginal) Persistent skin rashes or flaky skin Pelvic inflammatory disease in women that does not respond to treatment Short-term memory loss Some people... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in HIV Infection

...At the National Conference for Women and HIV (May 4-7, Pasadena, CA) there were two presentations on pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in HIV infection. Ann Duerr (of the CDC) presented a "state-of-the-art" lecture on gynecologic infections at... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

...combination antibiotic treatment is often given to combat both infections. If chlamydia is left untreated, it can cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in women and epididymitis in men (see below). Chlamydia can be ... Read more »
Project Inform

Gynecological Complications in Women with HIV

...used to treat genital herpes. For women with frequent HSV outbreaks, acyclovir may be helpful in preventing future outbreaks. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) represents a range of inflammatory disorders of the upper genital tract, including... Read more »
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