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Stress and swollen lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Ok, gang, question. Dr. Holidny states in his Viral Load forum that lymph nodes don't swell because you push on them a lot or when you are stressed. Yet, I see a lot of smart people here say that stress can cause swollen lymph nodes. Further, people... Read more »

Swollen lymph nodes EVERYWHERE = hopeless?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Please respond to this! I am 99.9% convinced that I have HIV ... is there any hope that these symptoms could be caused by anything else?

My symptoms: I found swollen lymph nodes running up either side of my neck (about five on each side). A few days... Read more »

Swollen Lymph Nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had a possible sexual exposure to HIV 3 months ago. I've tested for HIV at 6 weeks and 13 weeks, both were negative.

However, I continue to have swollen lymph nodes which started about 4 weeks after the incident. They're not real swollen but I... Read more »

Swollen lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello....wierd question, how do I tell if the lymph nodes in my armpit are swollen? I am having some discomfort in that area and didn't know if it is HIV or not. I tested negative at 2 months with a quick blood test, so im just not sure? Currently I... Read more »

Scared, swollen lymph node, sore throat. HIV ?

Posted by mikeisworried, 1 Reply
Hi please help, i am getting very worried.

I had sex last week on monday night (8th may) with a worker girl. i used a condom.
2 days later, i noticed my urine started smelling very foul. now on tuesday the week after (+8 days), the smell has subsided... Read more »
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swollen lymph nodes, please help!!!

QUESTIONS. 1) IS IT POSSIBLE FOR LYMPH NODES TO BE SWOLLEN FOR MORE THEN A YEAR WITH NO PAIN? (WITH OUT BEING SICK AT ALL) 2) CAN STRESS CAUSE SWOLLEN LYMPH NODES? 3) ALSO, IS IT POSSIBLE FOR ORAL THRUST TO BE PRESENT WITHOUT ANY PAIN? THANK YOU ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
You have several questions- swollen nodes can be present and asymptomatic, though I'd recommend medical evaluation (stress doesnt cause this). Thrush is often asymptomatic. BY... Read more »

Single Swollen Lymph Node

Hi,I got a cold about 5 weeks ago. My symptoms were pretty bad for a couple weeks, and they have gradually gotten better since then. I went to the doctor at the 4 week mark and she said that my tonsils are still enlarged, but will go down with...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Unless you had a risky exposure to an HIV infected person there isw no risk. A single swollen node developing in the setting you described would rarely be s sign of new HIV infection. If you are worried get tested. KH... Read more »

you said lymph nodes are common; what if just one lymph node is swollen

in your reply to someone you said that lymph nodes are very common in hiv infected people. what about if just one node is swollen? if it were hiv would that necessarily mean that more nodes would be swollen? i had unprotected sex. i have a...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Enlarged lymph nodes are part and parcel of HIV. These enlarged lymph nodes represent the body's attempt at fighting off the HIV virus. Usually there is "generalized lymphadenopathy"; what this means is that there are many swollen... Read more »

Ear Ache, (possibly) swollen lymph nodes, and PEP

I was recently exposed to HIV through insertive anal sex (I was the top) without a condom--the exact date was February 22, 2010. My boyfriend had neglected to inform me that he had unprotected receptive anal sex with someone from the internet a few...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Are you being followed by an HIV specialist during your course of PEP? I recommend this whenever possible. It would help in situations like yours. The HIV specialist would be able to evaluate any intercurrent symptoms and arrange for testing if... Read more »
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