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How do you know what is a swollen lymph node?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have read many people saying that they have swollen lymph node. How can someone know they have a swollen lymph node in the neck or groin, for example? How does it feel. Can it actually hurt sometimes even without feeling it or touching it?. Ok.... Read more »

Swollen Lymph Nodes?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How do you know your Lymph nodes are swollen in your neck, armpit, and groin? Are the swollen nodes visable to the eye or do you have to feel for them? Will swollen nodes in the neck make your neck stiff without having a sore throat or difficulty... Read more »

What are swollen lymph nodes?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What are exactly swollen lymph nodes? How do they feel?
Please I need the info (preferably from someone who has gone through it)
Thanks in advance, and God bless you

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Does HIV always cause swollen lymph nodes?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Even if you do not have any other symptoms will swollen gland always appear in the first few weeks of infection? Read more »

swollen lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous
When you say swollen lymph nodes, does it mean that it is usually swollen throughout the entire time you experience ARS or it does not follow, I know a lot of people experience the symptoms differently, I guess want to know what usually happens

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question on swollen lymph nodes

I understand the swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpit, and groin are common symptoms of an HIV infection along with other infections as well. My question is with HIV positive individuals, is it most common to have swollen nodes in all of those...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The answer is: any of the above. There is no one pattern of lymph node swelling that is associated with HIV-- one or more nodes can be involved in the same or different areas of the body.... Read more »

painful swollen lymph node

Hi. posting for the 2nd time .. i had a small risk of hiv 18 days before ...After 16 days a swollen lymph node in my right hand armpit appear . Its painful .i have only one swollen lymph node in armpit.Is it possible to have only one swollen lymph...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiNot knowing what your "small risk" was. Some time people can get swollen lymph nodes that can be either be sore or not sore. Swollen lymph nodes are also not just a sign of HIV they can be a sign of many other illness, virus's or... Read more »

swollen lymph nodes... - BB

hi, may i know what is a swollen lymph nodes?? where's that located, is there a picture on that? and when does that will happen after the exposure.Thank you, and hope for your kind answer. ...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
Lymph nodes are involved in the immune system and are located throughout the body, notably in the groin, armpits and neck. Many things can cause them to become swollen, but infections are probably the primary reason. When swollen, they may feel like... Read more »

Are swollen lymph nodes a CONSTANT feature in HIV/AIDS?

Please let me know whether swollen lymph nodes is a constant feature in HIV/AIDS...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Swollen lymph nodes are extremely common in HIV/AIDS. They are a sign that the body is trying to fight off infection. Usually lymph nodes are more prominent early on in HIV infection. You ask, are they a CONSTANT feature? I would have to answer... Read more »
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Lymph Node Fibrosis, CD4 T Cells, and Immune Reconstitution

One of the less well-publicized consequences of thepersistent immune activation caused by HIV infection is a type of scarring damageto lymph tissues described as fibrosis. Some early studies of lymph nodes fromHIV-infected individuals reported... Read more »
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HIV Drugs Have Harder Time Penetrating Lymph Nodes Than Blood Cells

This article was reported by Healio . Healio reported on a study to determine why antiretrovirals (ARVs) are effective for treating HIV infection, allowing patients to live longer, but do not cure the infection. The study by Timothy Schacker,... Read more »
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