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Groin Pain Sign Of HIV Infection

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very painful swollen lymph node in groin

I've had a painful swollen lymph node in my groin for about 2 weeks. My doctor prescribed me bactrum, which didn't clear it up or help any! It is actually feeling worse..I was also prescribed ciprofloxacin (spelling?) by an emergency room...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
In the setting of known HIV infection a swollen node in the groin can be related to an infection in the genital or rectal area. A good examination and history with appropriate lab/blood tests is usual the first step in sorting that out. Your HIV... Read more »

Groin swelling... possible stabbing infection?

I had a lump swelling in my groin which I at first attributed to an abcess in my tooth. As the... Read more »

Doctor said Regular Blood Tests would show Signs of HIV Infection

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Colonization in Groin Linked to MRSA Infection in Adults With HIV

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New York: New Payphone Signs Aim to Reduce HIV Infections in Youths

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Groin Nodes Please Help

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Have terrible pain in my groin My pain is below my belly button center and both sides. I thought your groin nodes were along the crease where your leg meets your torso,but my pain is above that. Are there nodes in this area. The pain is like a stich... Read more »

So worried about groin pain

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
So my stupid ass had sex with two prositutes in the Dominican Republic a few weeks ago. I know that the HIV rate there is extremely high, so I am very worried that one or both of the women may have been positive.

I used a condom both times, and... Read more »

Pelvic and groin pain after sex

Posted by Philsaint55, 1 Reply
Hi is groin pain and loin pain a sign of HIV? I had a brief exposure to anal sex without a condom (about a minute with no ejaculation). 2 days later I had some groin pain followed by loin and pelvic tenderness. After 7 days I had a slight... Read more »

groin lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
My glands are swollen now due to strep throat and an ear infection. I mentioned to the doc that I found nodes in my groin that were small -pea sized- and he said they should not be felt in healthy induviduals.
They have been there for about a month.... Read more »