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Hiv Knee And Elbow Pain

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Are there lymph nodes near the elbows? near the knees?

Are there lymph nodes near the elbows, and if so, are they on the biceps side or triceps side? Are there lymph nodes behind the knees? Can these be swollen due to hiv infection and is it typical? I beg you......please help me.Mike...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Mike, there are indeed lymph nodes near the elbows and behind the knees. The ones near the elbows are called epitrochlear nodes and are located on the triceps side; the ones behind the knee are called popliteal nodes. Although swollen epitrochlear... Read more »

Killer Lateral & Medial Epicondylitis(golfer's elbow & tennis elbow)!!!

I am 48 years old, in great health, w/ CD4 counts in the 600's, but I was diagnosed several... Read more »

faint elbow pain.

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Test Positive Aware Network

Livin' With It: We've Outlived AIDS!

It wasn't what I expected to hear. I went to the doctor complaining about the pain and stiffness in my knees and ankles. I was prepared to hear that it was another side effect of my meds, a progression of my neuropathy or worse yet joint... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV-Related Pain

Table of Contents Introduction What Causes Pain? Common Types of Pain Assessing Pain Pain Management What to Do if You Have Pain Introduction Pain is common in people living with HIV (HIV+ people). One study found thatmore than... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Making the Most of Your Medical Visits

Mary has been having a nagging back pain for several weeks. The pain is keeping her from sleeping, and she is anxious because her grandmother had a similar pain that turned out to be cancer. When Mary sees her clinician, Dr. Lamb, for her regular... Read more »

"What a Pain" Gives Practical Pointers for Addressing HIV Chronic Pain in Clinical Settings

Sixty percent of HIV-infected patients have chronic pain, which remains under- or untreated in the vast majority of such patients (80%), according to R. Douglas Bruce, M.D., M.A., M.Sc. In the recent webinar "What a Pain: Addressing HIV Chronic Pain... Read more »
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Elbow Nodes

Posted by Anonymous
I'm about as scared of posting this as I am of the disease I'm afraid I've got - but here goes nothing. Had a risky encounter about 33 weeks ago. Thought I was in the clear then after 8 weeks, my lymph nodes behind and under my jaw became swollen -... Read more »

Lymph node pain,swelling, and bruising

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you were exposed to hiv would you have the following symptoms? Swelling, bruising and pain in your lymph nodes by your elbows and behind your knees? I am experiencing pain in my left elbow area on top of my arm. Also, pain, swelling, and... Read more »

Joint Pain caused by liver, HIV, meds, arthritis?

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
Has anyone experienced joint pain that was diagnosed as relating to either HIV or the meds? Don't laugh now, but my elbows are warm to the touch, and I have a burning pain in them. I have liver problems which cause my right shoulder and the right... Read more »

Sharp Pains

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Since testing positive i have started having sharp pains in my hands and elbow areas, has anyone one else ever had this?
If so what did they do? Read more »