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How Big Will Lymph Nodes Associated With Ars Swell

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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 »

Lymph Node Swelling

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can someone please explain what the exact feeling is when the lymph nodes are swollen.

Are they tender to touch ?

Do they throb painfully ?

Are the pains off and on ?

What are normally the 1st symptoms.

When did they start ? ie whithin 1,2 or 3 weeks or... Read more »

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 »

Lymph Node Swelling

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
when they talk about lymph node swelling, is it visible or what kind of pain is involved and is it in all places or just restricted to certain parts of the body?with this would you have fever or any other signs? thanks and hope to hear from someone... Read more »

Lymph node how long???

Posted by Anonymous
Please if one has swollen lymph nodes due to ARS, how long (for how many weeks) will the noodes vanish. Or will they continue to swell for long time?

Please help! Read more »
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lymph node swelling

For several months the lymph nodes behind my right ear, along my right jaw line and under my chin on the right have been noticeably swollen. When I asked my doc about them he commented that this was a good thing and that's where the...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
He is probably correct. Most of the HIV that is produced and destroyed is in the lymph nodes. Thus, as a result of this they get bigger or hyperactive. In people with high CD4 counts like you and low viral loads, this would not be an unusual finding.... Read more »

Which lymph node swelling should prompt HIV testing?

Which particular lymph nodes would be suspicious for hiv infection. I realize they can't be used to diagnose hiv infection, but in the presence of a high risk exposure, and harsh viral symptoms following several weeks later, I think it's...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I too think it's a fair question, i.e. which lymph node testing should prompt HIV testing. There's no easy answer to this. HIV typically causes swelling of lymph nodes in most sites, internal and external-- These could include lymph... Read more »

Lymph Node Swelling in Groin Area

What does a swollen lymph node in the groin area indicate. Can it be operated on....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
A swollen gland in the groin is usally indicative of an infection in the groin or leg. It is difficult to be sure what kind of infection, and can range from a skin infection in the leg, to herpes to HIV. -BYBenjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.... Read more »

Lymph node swelling with various symptoms

For 3 weeks now I have had very swollen lymph nodes in my neck and head, all blood tests reveal nothing, my doctor is concerned because he says it must be a virus but does not know which one. I am getting more severe migraines than before (had them...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
Hi AndrewIt sounds like you've been having a rough time with these disabling symptoms. I'm no expert on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, but many of the symptoms you are describing might be suggestive of CFS. You didn't mention if you... Read more »
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