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Enlarged Lymph Nodes After Touching Used Condom 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 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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Dear Drs.My husband is Hiv positive for 6 years since he tested for hiv. Recently though i started... 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 »

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 »

LymphNodesMeanSomething

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If you have swollen lymph nodes it means something is wrong. Dr. Young from this site has confirmed that stress and anxietty cannot cause this.
If the nodes are in one location then it is most likely NOT hiv....but if they are swollen in multiple... Read more »