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...developing the condition. Fat Loss in the Face While lipoatrophy can occur in the arms, legs, and butt, fat loss in theface is probably most difficult for HIV+ people. This can make you look olderand sicker than you are and caus
e embarrassment and low self esteem. There are a number of treatments available. They all involve having productsinjected or surgically implanted to fill out hollows in the face. This canrestore facial...
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I am a 38yr old woman diagnosed in 2001. I am currently on Lexiva, Isentress, Norvir & Intelence. I found a lump on my left hip this evening and, from what I've read, I didn't think lipodystrophy would affect that area. I also do not have any other...
...of discrete fat deposits sometimes called liopomas). A full evaluation is needed to pin down the anatomy and then probably caus
e-sounds impressive so fully agree with having your HIV doc take a look at it (if becoming larger or red or painful... Read more »
Is there a connection between HIV+ and acquiring kidney mass?I will receive a laproscopic partial nephrectomy.
...infections could be more likely to occur in someone with AIDS becaus
e of a poor immune system. But many things can be caus
ing a mass
in the kidney. Read more »
My 41 yr. old daughter has AIDS. CD4 UNDER 100. HAS MANY PROBLEMS, HOWEVER ABOUT 9 MOS. AGO FOUND MASS ON HER LOWER LEFT LOBE ON HER LUNG, BUT SHE WOULD'NT GET A BIOPSY, NOW SHE IS IN THE HOSPITAL AND THE DRS. TODAY HAVE TAKEN FLUID FROM HER SPINE...
...Please post your question to the HIV forum.I will tell you that yes, cryptococcus can caus
e a lung mass
and can also caus
e meningitis. I hope she does well on treatment. Read more »
ABJECT CONFUSION. Please answer:Poz since 1995. Co-infected with HCV. Over the last 5 years, I've noticed the growth of hard, subcutaneous lumps in my lower torso and on my arms. My taciturn ID, the only one available in my area, gives me only...
...Dear Michael, I have occasionally seen lumps
in persons with lipodystrophy but they are generally not painful. Most often they have been lipomas, fatty overgrowths. I have Read more »
...effective. The protection lasts for about 5 years in people with HIV. Hepatitis (see Fact Sheet 506 ): Hepatitis can be caused by
several different viruses. Vaccines exist for hepatitis A and B. Hepatitis A is usually not serious but it... Read more »
...lipodystrophy. Wasting is the loss of muscle. Lipodystrophy can caus
e a loss of fat under the skin. Wasting is not the same as fat loss caused by
lipodystrophy. However, wasting in women can start with a loss of fat. What Caus
es AIDS Wasting?... Read more »
...III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes . Treatments for Fat Gain Fat gain, especially visceral fat in the belly, can caus
e a number ofproblems. These include feeling bad about how your body looks and feelingdepressed, as well as bloating,... Read more »
...Metabolic Problems Many HIV+ people experience increases in blood fats (lipids) and blood sugar(glucose). There are many possible caus
es for these metabolic changes,including HIV or the HIV drugs. Although you cannot see these changes, they... Read more »
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...nervous. I've had these bumps for a long time, they pop up randomly and I usually never really paid too much attention to them becaus
e they would come and go. But now I want to know. There are only 2 of them, sometimes they itch and bleed in... Read more »
...sensations in my legs and arms and lumps
in my lower back (lipomas I believe). Is it possible that a nervous breakdown could caus
e these problems or is it a sign of infection? Does anyone else have these problems? Please help. Scared... Read more »
...there a couple weeks now. had a similar one a year or so a ago and tried squeezing it but it didnt work and i strill have that lump
till this day. now i have a second one...baffling Read more »
...years or so, on meds for 7-8yrs..... and have been doing VERY well. However, within the last 30 days, I've developed a painful lump
(about the size of a pencil eraser) under my right breast nipple. After a thorough radiologic and surgical exam,... Read more »