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Enlarged Lymph Nodes After Touching Skin Worried I Have HIV

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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 node swelling-- HIV vs non-HIV enlargement

If nodal enlargement is because of HIV, all the nodes around the body should have the same chance... Read more »

Lymph Nodes - worried

Can a person be HIV positive only in their Lymph Nodes and not test positive with a Antibody or DNA... Read more »
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Can you make your lymph nodes swell from touching?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Does anyone know if you can make your lymph nodes swell by constantly checking them? I am very scared because I have swollen nodes behind my ears 6 weeks after a possible exposure. If anyone knows anything about this I would appreciate thier input. Read more »

lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Are lymph nodes under the skin or in the skin? I have a bump in my armpit right now and I am not sure how to tell if it is a lymph node or not. I can lift it up with the skin so it is not under the skin. I guess i am trying to figure out if it is... Read more »

Please answer about swollen lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can you tell if your lymph nodes are swollen without touching them? Will it be difficult to breathe? I took a test at 6.5 weeks and felt good but now I have this terrible feeling around my neck like someone is choking me. Is this stress or... Read more »

lymph nodes keep getting bigger!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I have lymph nodes in my groin that keep getting bigger. What is going on with me?! I was trying to remain calm and now I don't know that I can. This is agony. Would you lymph nodes keep getting bigger like that? Read more »