Lump On The Neck With Hiv

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Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...loss may happen in the: Arms and legs (fat loss may cause bulging veins in the arms and legs) Buttocks Face (sunken cheeks) Fat build up may happen in the: Stomach Breasts Back of the neck ("buffalo hump") Round lumps of fat may appear under the skin (lipomas) Some studies show that lipodystrophy affects men and women differently.Women are more likely to see fat gain in their breasts and...
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Back neck nodes

Ive been experiencing neck pain for about one month. The pain is muscular pain and sometimes it travels through my head giving me a headache. Three days ago when I was taking a bath I felt behind my neck a lump but it wasnt hard, its size is like a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...This particular website is exclusively for discussion of the side effects of HIV therapy (antiretroviral therapy). Read more »

lumps in neck

Hi. Im CD4 350 and VL 60,000. Im travelling in bolivia at the mo so dont have access to decent doctors. I have two lumps in the back of my neck - one either side that ive had for about a month. do you think they are swollen glands relating to poor...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Paul-Thanks for your post. The "lumps" on your neck are almost certainly lymph nodes ("glands"). It's not uncommon at all to have enlarged lymph nodes with untreated HIV. The Read more »

11-Feareth not the lumps under thy skin

hey Doc,I just wanted to say.damn how stupid man can be.. yes im one of them.. i've been complaining about a sore throat for months so i went to an ENT (to see whether i actualy had tonsilitis or were my tonsils swollen due to hiv) i went to the doc...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Thanks for taking the time to write in and share your story. There are many similar testimonials in the archives. And personally, I can't even count the number of times anxious patients have asked me to check their "swollen lymph nodes," Read more »

Lump at the bottom of my earlobe

I have a pronounced lump at the place where my earlobe meets my neck (the bottom). It swells up for months at a time and then disappears...I have thought that it was a large zit underneath my skin, but am starting to feel like maybe it could be a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Lymph nodes and sebaceous cysts can occur in that region. Your HIV specialist or a dermatologist can usually sort that out. KH Read more »
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The Well Project

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

...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 skin(lipomas) ... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...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 skin(lipomas) ... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...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 skin(lipomas) ... Read more »
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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...from improved immune function (increases in CD4+ cell counts). It involves fevers and the growth of lumps usually around the neck or spine. The drug prednisone can reduce these symptoms. Over time, these people still benefit from anti-HIV... Read more »