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Can A Painless Lump In Armpit Be A Sign Of Hiv

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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...healthy diet, see a dietician if you need help with this Get regular exercise Keep your weight down Give up smoking It may also be a good idea to get a BIA (Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis).A BIA is an easy and painless test that gives information about fat and leanbody mass. Having BIAs done over time can be helpful in monitoring body shapechanges. If you are experiencing lipodystrophy it is especially important to...
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Can we clear up lymph discussions?

Hello Dr Bobbie!!!Hope you are well, happy and "feelin the luuuuuuuuuv!"Cheerio's to Dr Stevo also (the big spunk!)....we're always saying hello to you, but forgetting to tell Dr Steve we luv him too! Pass it on!I've been searching the archives...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...don't have the knowledge or the expertise to localize lymph nodes or determine if what you are feeling is normal or not.9."Non-painless" is a double negative. The generalized lymphadenopathy associated with HIV disease is non-painful or painless,... Read more »

What should I do about the lump in my armpit?

I have had a lump on my breast for 5 yrs. My first and only mammogram so far said not cancerous, but my lump has gotten bigger. Just recently I developed a hard lump under my arm that was more full the first 2 days and is still there for about 10...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...If I understand your query correctly, you have two separate lumps-- one on your breast, one in your armpit.In terms of the lump on your breast, even if your mammogram is negative, you should have a persistent lump biopsied. Only through Read more »

can flu-shot increase size of lymph nodes?

Thanks the great services you offer on this website. I have been HIV+ probably since 1990 coz' I have been in a monogamous r/ship with my husband who is negative. I learnt of my status in October '02. Lab results in october'02 (CD4 812 & VL 472). I...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...scratch the site of injection, a lymph node in that area of the body could swell.I would give it a few more weeks, and if the left armpit continues, then please get it checked out. Read more »

Lumps in the armpit

Dear Dr. Feinberg,I wonder if you could shed some light on lumps I have been getting in the armpits. They are approximately the size of the tip of my small finger and seem to be slightly oblong. The lumps are accompanied by little pussy acne...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...infection hard to get rid of. This should be treated with antibiotics active against Staph (a common skin organism). If one of the lumps gets very tender, sometimes you can get these to drain on their own by applying hot compresses. Sometimes,... Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

...down Give up smoking It may also be a good idea to get a BIA (Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis).A BIA is an easy and painless test that gives information about fat and leanbody mass. Having BIAs done over time can be helpful in monitoring... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...down Give up smoking It may also be a good idea to get a BIA (Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis).A BIA is an easy and painless test that can give information about fat and leanbody mass. Having BIAs done over time can be helpful in... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...periodically, in the same way that you periodically check your cholesterol levels, or that women periodically check their breasts for lumps. But if you find yourself going back for an HIV test every month even though you haven't done anything... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...cheeks) Fat build up may happen in the: Stomach Breasts Back of the neck ("buffalo hump") Round lumps of fat may appear under the skin (lipomas) Some studies show that lipodystrophy affects men and women... Read more »
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Lumps on my Scrotum

Posted by scared_male, 2 Replies
Hi, I'm nervous to talk to my family and our doctor about this, I just want to know what I have before I go see him so i won't be as nervous. I've had these bumps for a long time, they pop up randomly and I usually never really paid too much... Read more »

tongue lumps

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I got Lumps on the back of my tongue, i dont know when i got them but its weird because i think they showed up after my HIV test or i just Read more »

Lumps

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...What are those rectangle weird lumps in the back of your mouth on your tongue ? is this HIV ? if not can you indentify what they are ? and is contact dermatitis Read more »

Risk assessement please, am so so scared

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...twice6-loss of appetite and 10pounds weight loss.. all this lasted 2 weeks then after 2 weeks resolved then: 1- severe sharp pains in armpits lymph nodes, feeling they r heavy (no lumps noted), pain in chest area , around pec muscles +tingling,... Read more »