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Can You Feel Your Lymph Nodes

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Constantly feeling/touching "Lymph nodes-please answer worried cancer or HIV "

Hi, I had a relatively low risk exposure 3 weeks ago and have been nervous since! Since then I have been constantly playing with my lymph nodes and lo and behold I can now clearly feel one on my left side of the neck. This morning I also woke up...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

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Thanks for the question,It sounds like your "low risk exposure" was actually <b>no risk</b> since you had no penetration. Since this is a safe sex / prevention forum, I'm going to move forward with the assumption that your... Read more »

Lymph nodes everywhere! Are collarbone lymph nodes more likely to be cancer?

My husband 29, has soft grape sized lymph nodes near his left collarbone, head, back of neck and... Read more »

Very painful lymph nodes; I have both HIV and cancer. Which disease is causing these nodes?

HIV+ for over 7 yrs, CD4 190, viral load 45,000 recently started anti-retrovirals. Had a growth... Read more »
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Lymph Node Fibrosis, CD4 T Cells, and Immune Reconstitution

One of the less well-publicized consequences of thepersistent immune activation caused by HIV infection is a type of scarring damageto lymph tissues described as fibrosis. Some early studies of lymph nodes fromHIV-infected individuals reported... Read more »
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HIV Drugs Have Harder Time Penetrating Lymph Nodes Than Blood Cells

This article was reported by Healio . Healio reported on a study to determine why antiretrovirals (ARVs) are effective for treating HIV infection, allowing patients to live longer, but do not cure the infection. The study by Timothy Schacker,... Read more »
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What do Swollen lymph Nodes feel Like??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What do Swollen lymph Nodes Feel Like??, Can people with Hiv always feel them or do they just come around during ars and then go down?, I think I feel something under my jaw on my left side., Not noticeable, only if I look for it., Is that normal? I... Read more »

Bump or lymph node?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can any tell what the difference between a bump or lymph node. All of a sudden i developed a bump in my groin. Help! Read more »

lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How long are the lymph nodes painful with an acute infection? Read more »

neck lymph node

Posted by Anonymous
I was wondering what the lymph nodes in the neck would feel like. I can feel hard lumps just under the corner of my jaw and can feel my pulse in them. Are these enlarged lymph nodes or the carotid sinus? The one on the right is larger than on the... Read more »