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Superficial cubital nodes

Dr., first let me thank you for the support and answers you provide us - it really helps people's lives and is wonderful.I am very confused regarding swollen lymph nodes. Where are the Superficial cubital or supratroclear lymph nodes located. I...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Epitrochlear nodes are above the 'bump' in the bone at the top of the elbow and are on the medial side (side closest to the trunk); antecubital Read more »

Very painful lymph nodes; I have both HIV and cancer. Which disease is causing these nodes?

HIV+ for over 7 yrs, CD4 190, viral load 45,000 recently started anti-retrovirals. Had a growth removed from under left arm about 5cm and was diagnosed with a peripheral nerve sheath sarcoma. I am about to start radiation therapy, but I have more...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...an easy one, and I have many patient in similar situations. Specifically patients who have a known cancer and enlarged lymph nodes on CT scan. It is VERY difficult to tell whether the lymph nodes are enlarged due to the cancer or due to the... 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 Read more »

lymph node swelling-- HIV vs non-HIV enlargement

If nodal enlargement is because of HIV, all the nodes around the body should have the same chance to enlarge. However, most of the nodes appear around the throat and neck. I think it is because all HIV+ guys have some infection in their mouth and...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...lymph node groups to be particularly enlarged. The three areas of the body which are particulary prone to develop enlarged nodes are the following:1) head and neck because mouth/tooth infections are common2) armpit since the hand is constantly... Read more »
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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 »

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 Read more »

Swollen/Painful Nodes and No HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...were a reaction to the STD and would gradually disappear. But they haven't I want to move on from the constant concern over HIV, but the ongoing discomfort of the nodes keeps me worried. I keep hatching the "what if the virus is 'hiding' in my... Read more »

Help w/HIV & lymph node/cancer info...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...only swollen lymph node on my body (which I've been reading on the net is more worrisome for some reason than having a set of nodes or systemic swelling). I'm terrified, with all the cancers HIVer's are getting, that this is cancer (especially... Read more »