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Superficial Inguinal Node Hiv

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inguinal lymph node

I have a 2year old daughter that has palpable inguinal lymph nodes on her right side, since birth. I have addressed this to her pediatrician and he does not seem to be concerned. I worry that it may be HIV but am afraid to ask the MD to test her....
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Palpable inguinal lymph nodes that wax and wane in size (but usually remain less than a quarter inch in diameter) are not uncommon in children. There are many potential reasons for lymph node enlargement. You should ask your pediatrician to... Read more »

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Lymph Node Fibrosis, CD4 T Cells, and Immune Reconstitution

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Inguinal lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous
I was just wondering how big the inguinal lymph nodes should be. I may have been infected (unprotected oral without ejaculation, and he fingered my rectum and may have had pre-semen on his fingers, and I noticed slight bleeding rectally from a torn... Read more »

Superficial Question

Posted by Anonymous
I realize taht many will feel this question is ridiculous and superficial but, the way I look at is, just because I am hiv+ doesn't mean I have to stop caring about my looks.

So teh question is, does anyone know if there are any special precautions... Read more »

Swollen/Painful Nodes and No HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I've tested negative beyond three months, yet my groin and axilla (armpit) nodes remain swollen and tender. My exposure was high risk, and I did contract chlamydia from the exposure (treated months ago). The medic at the clinic assured me that the... 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 »