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groin lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
My glands are swollen now due to strep throat and an ear infection. I mentioned to the doc that I found nodes in my groin that were small -pea sized- and he said they should not be felt in healthy induviduals.
They have been there for about a month.... Read more »

Can lymph nodes be swollen and sore seven days

Posted by Tyne2011, 1 Reply
I may have been exposed to HIV a week ago. I took combivir at hr 60, then added kalestra three days later. I think my groin nodes are swollen and sore. Does this make sense ? Please, any advice is appreciated. TY. Read more »

lymph nodes in groin

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey. are the lymph nodes in the groin area palpable? i just started to "feel" my nodes to check if they were ok, and i noticed i could feel small little balls in my groin are. i think its pretty stupid those that say(if its greater than 1cm its... Read more »

Scared, swollen lymph node, sore throat. HIV ?

Posted by mikeisworried, 1 Reply
Hi please help, i am getting very worried.

I had sex last week on monday night (8th may) with a worker girl. i used a condom.
2 days later, i noticed my urine started smelling very foul. now on tuesday the week after (+8 days), the smell has subsided... Read more »

Groin nodes?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I think I have swollen lymph nodes in my groin. They give me pain every now and then. I feel one on the right and one on the left. They feel like as I've read, a pea. Do they grow larger than that when they are infected? Thank you for your answer.

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Lymph Nodes in the groin area

In November of 1998 I had oral sex with a homosexual male in which semen entered my mouth. Ive done alot of reading on the risks of this. I was tested at 14 days (Elisa blood test) at 45 days (Caltype hiv-1 urine test), and at 90 days with another...
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
Given the your three serial tests, it is highly unlikely that you have HIV infection. The CDC would recommend one more test at 6 months after exposure. Isolated groin pain would not be a symptom of acute infection. Many possibilities exist including... Read more »

confused groin lymph node question HELP HELP

Hi i am a female and in october i slept with a guy i really no nothing about.I no i need to test but am far to scared to as i feel like i have had all ARS symptoms.Wk1 - lower abdominal pain (6 days after exsposure) lasted afew weeks on and...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou do need to get an HIV test and a full screening for all of the other sexually transmitted infections. Your symptoms are showing that obviously something is going on.The testing guidelines for HIV are to be initially tested at 3 weeks post... Read more »

Sore lymph nodes

I think I was exposed to HIV seven days ago. My lymph nodes in my groin and above my breasts are sore. Does it make sense to have a reaction so quickly? I am terrified. I started PEP at 60 hrs, Combivir for three days then Kalestra was added. ...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou are doing everything correct with starting PreP and the symptoms you are experiencing may be from the medications. It is too soon for HIV symptoms to appear. I would check with the health care provider who prescribed the medications for you to... Read more »

Extremely large lymph node in groin; what's the next step?

I have been HIV positive since 1992. Three months ago I switched my antiretroviral therapy. The results in terms of CD4 cells and viral load have been very positive. About a week ago I noticed that one of the lymph nodes in my groin was extremely...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
The first thing I would try to ascertain is whether there is an obvious reason for you to have a large groin node. For example, have you recently had a toe/foot infection or a sexually transmitted disease. Either of these processes could cause an... Read more »
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CDC National Prevention Information Network

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 »
Treatment Action Group

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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

Sexually-Transmitted Infections for HIV-Positive People

STDs (sexually transmitted disease) that cause ulcerations (sores on the skin, including on or inside the genitals, mouth, or rectum) can dramatically increase the risk of picking up HIV, due to the fact that ulcers and open sores provide an easy... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Colonization in Groin Linked to MRSA Infection in Adults With HIV

Researchers report that HIV-infected adults are more likely to have methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections if the patients have a history of MRSA colonization in the groin or they have had a prior MRSA infection acquired from... Read more »