How Do U Distinguish A Regular Lump In Ur Armpit From An Hiv Lump

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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

...the skin. Lipids are fats or fat-like substances in the blood, such ascholesterol and triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in HIV+ people including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy: Fat gain in the breasts, back of the neck (buffalo hump),visceral fat in the belly, or round lumps that appear under the...
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What should I do about the lump in my armpit?

I have had a lump on my breast for 5 yrs. My first and only mammogram so far said not cancerous, but my lump has gotten bigger. Just recently I developed a hard lump under my arm that was more full the first 2 days and is still there for about 10...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...If I understand your query correctly, you have two separate lumps-- one on your breast, one in your armpit.In terms of the lump on your breast, even if your mammogram is negative, you should have a persistent lump biopsied. Only through Read more »

Lumps in the armpit

Dear Dr. Feinberg,I wonder if you could shed some light on lumps I have been getting in the armpits. They are approximately the size of the tip of my small finger and seem to be slightly oblong. The lumps are accompanied by little pussy acne...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...infection hard to get rid of. This should be treated with antibiotics active against Staph (a common skin organism). If one of the lumps gets very tender, sometimes you can get these to drain on their own by applying hot compresses. Sometimes,... Read more »

Red lump in armpit

When I was taking a shower today, I noticed a red swelling about the size of the tip of your index finger. It is red and blanches to the touch. Is this a lymph node or would those be deeper in the armpit?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Sounds more like a superficial infection (folliculitis, pimple, etc) than a lymph node to me. If it persists, talk to your doctor. BY Read more »

Odd lumps after HIV DX

Hi Doc,I am a 33-year-old male who tested positive in July. I believe I was infected in April or May. I have yet to have the blood work-up for virtual load and CD4 count. I will be meeting with Dr. Henry in mid Aug.In the meantime a have become...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...a very highly respected HIV specialist.From what you've described, you may have enlarged lymph nodes (aka "glands") in your armpit and groin. These are very common among persons with HIV infection, particularly those who are not on... Read more »
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Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted changes in body fat that are experienced by many HIV+ people.Lipodystrophy can also include changes in fat and sugar levels in the blood ofHIV+ people. Although... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in HIV+ people including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy: Fat gain in... Read more »
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