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Hiv Under Arm Painful Lymph Node

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Very painful lymph nodes; I have both HIV and cancer. Which disease is causing these nodes?

HIV+ for over 7 yrs, CD4 190, viral load 45,000 recently started anti-retrovirals. Had a growth removed from under left arm about 5cm and was diagnosed with a peripheral nerve sheath sarcoma. I am about to start radiation therapy, but I have more...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...not an easy one, and I have many patient in similar situations. Specifically patients who have a known cancer and enlarged lymph nodes on CT scan. It is VERY difficult to tell whether the lymph nodes are enlarged due to the cancer or due to the... Read more »

swollen lymph nodes

Hi, I am a 28 yr old female, a couple days ago I noticed a few slightly swollen lymph nodes under... Read more »

painful lymph nodes

I do not know if i am hiv positive. my lymph nodes were painful for a period of about a week. they... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

...days after exposure to the bacterium. About one-half of people with chancroid also have painful, swollen lymph nodes in the groin, usually on one side; the enlarged glands may fuse into a large mass called a bubo.... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

...irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). Other cardiovascular problems include: High blood pressure (hypertension) Angina (chest pain) Rheumatic heart disease (damage to the heart caused by rheumatic fever) Stroke (interrupted blood flow to the... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...in the feet and/orhands to the brain and spinal cord become damaged. Like frayed wires that canspark or misfire, PN becomes a painful, numb, burning, shooting sensation thatmany sufferers describe as "holding a lit match to my feet," or "walking... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...lactic acid can lead to a rare but dangerous condition calledlactic acidosis. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain; feelingvery weak and tired; and shortness of breath. Be sure your health care provider is ordering regular lab... Read more »
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Swollen lymph gland

Posted by goguy00, 2 Replies
...started meds. My Dr. really passed it off each visit that I brought it up. He said if it didn't get bigger, or stay in constant pain then it was nothing to worry about. Though when he or I examined and pressed on it, I found it hurt and bothered... Read more »

Lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...are the swollen arpit Nodes painful when they are swollen and can you notice them ? Read more »

Lymph node pain,swelling, and bruising

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...bothers me. I dont see any swelling or bruising but I'm not sure where to look or feel for these lymph nodes. Also, have pain under arms located on the edge of my triceps and armpit. How big are swelling lymph nodes? Can you notice them without... Read more »

Painful swollen lymph nodes...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...If HIV was causing painful swollen nodes would it only effect one area or all nodes generally? I have painful, tender nodes in my groin but I cannot Read more »