Enlarged Lymph Nodes In Neck And Groin

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...unchanged from last labs. Have not started meds as of yet. To be re-checked in May '02. Feeling Fine; only outward signs are enlarged lymph nodes in neck and groin/ but they go up and down. Question? Short of actually starting meds. What can I do...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Rocky Mountain CARES
We get this question a lot.Outside of HIV therapies, most of my advice is to make sure that your other health issues are well cared for (ie., hepatitis, dental care, mental health). Good nutrition, exercise and rest all contribute, but are not... Read more »

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Symptoms

...flu-like illness within a month or two after exposure to the virus. This illness may include Fever Headache Tiredness Enlarged lymph nodes (glands of the immune system easily felt in the neck and groin) These symptoms usually... Read more »
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

The Faith in Prevention Training Manual: Tools for Your HIV/AIDS Ministry

...exposure to the virus. This illness, called Acute HIV Syndrome, may include fever, headache, tiredness, nausea, diarrhea and enlarged lymph nodes (organs of the immune system that can be felt in the neck, armpits and groin). These symptoms... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

...Lymph nodes are located along the so-called lymphatic routes. There are nodes, or clusters, in the neck, armpits, abdomen, and groin. Each lymph node contains B cells, and T cells, and other cells, ready to fight invaders. The spleen is a very... Read more »

An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

...redness of skin; sores, ulcers, or white spots on lips, tongue, or inside the mouth; swollen and painful spots on neck, armpit, or groin; and unusually warm skin. Individuals should tell a doctor if these side effects continue or are bothersome. ... Read more »
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Just took the "Finale"

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...prostitute and immediately thereafter came down with a serious illness. Since that time ( > 6 months ago ) I have still had enlarged lymph nodes in my neck and groin... I tested neg at 8 wks and 15 wks and I almost wasn't going to go any... Read more »

Please help clarify! Thanks!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...infection, such as influenza or infectious mononucleosis, and may include: Abdominal cramps, nausea, or vomiting. Diarrhea. Enlarged lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, and groin. Fever. Headache. Muscle aches and joint pain. Skin rash. Sore... Read more »

Lymph Nodes?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...OK, I am starting to obsessively feel my lymph nodes. I think I have a sore neck. What is an enlarged lymph node? Does anyone know? I've read that the size can vary depending on the location and also depending Read more »

Enlarged Lymph Node

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...other symptom that I believe could cause it. I do have pretty bad post nasal drip constantly but I don't think that causes enlarged lymph nodes. I wish I could just get up the courage to go and get tested but I just feel way too scared to. Read more »