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Aching feeling in the groin and arm pits

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Had protected encounter with sex worker in late December. Tested at 4 weeks and 8 both neg. All these while with very painful toncils on my left side. Saw an ENT and he said that there are some swollen lymph nodes and might be tongcilists. I... Read more »

arm pit swelling

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
So, I've been palpating my armpit a lot recently (kinda OCDish I guess) feeling for lumps. No lumps there or my groin, but they're starting to hurt a bit, and possibly swell (it's been 4 weeks since a possible contact with HIV--didn't know the... Read more »

Painful swollen lymph nodes...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If HIV was causing painful swollen nodes would it only effect one area or all nodes generally? I have painful, tender nodes in my groin but I cannot identify them in my arm pits or neck area. Read more »

Swollen glands and muscle pain

Posted by neibet, 3 Replies
7 weeks ago, I had an oil massage (we were both naked and the masseuse was sitting on my back and feet while massaging me) right after the massage she gave me protected oral sex with a condom. when performing oral sex on me the masseuse licked my... Read more »

Discomfort under my arms

Posted by dotman32, 3 Replies
Recently have noticed some discomfort under my arms .. not pain .. just dull discomfort. I don't see my PCP till mid September. At my appointment in early June my CD4 was 500 and my VL 600. I'm not on any meds. Poz since last November. Anyone... Read more »
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very swollen glands in groin area...

diagnosed may 19th:( cd4 650 vl 80,000. last two days seeing very swollen glands on both sides of groin area and very tender. friend tells me hiv is entering my glands/lymph nodes and it will last 2 or 3 months...he also tells me anti...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Your swollen lymph nodes could be the result of several things. First, yes, it's common to have generalized enlarged lymph nodes when one has untreated HIV. If the swelling is new, it's unlikely that HIV is... Read more »

swollen lymph nodes in armpit , neck, chest area.

Hello, about 5 months ago the lymph nodes from my ear down my neck have swollen and gone back down a few different times and I didnt' think much about it. However about 2 months ago I notice the lymph nodes in my armpit, on the same side as my...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Lymph node swelling can be due to a large number of disease processes, including a range of infections and cancer (lymphoma). In addition to a scan there are a number of blood tests (called "serologies") for various types of infections... Read more »

Swollen lymph node in left arm

I have been HIV poz for 16 years that I know of. Have had no serious complications. Good t-cell count and low viral load. Now I have developed a swollen lymph node in my left arm pit. This has been going on for about 2 months. I take Aleve to...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
A painful lymph node may indicate a local infection. Less likely it could be a lymphoma. You might want to have the node aspirated (by a needle placed into the node) or biopsied. I don't know the name of an HIV physician in Virginia Beach,... Read more »

Are my Med's making my arm pits break out?

I am a 40 year old women. I've been positive since 1991. In the past two and a half years, I've been on two different combinations. I currently take Viracept, Viramune and Epivir. Two years ago I developed a large spot on my left leg that...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
You may have a fungal and/or bacterialinfection of your armpits, it's not possible for me to be certain from your description. You should see a skin doctor and get diagnosed so you can be treated-- it sounds uncomfortable. The patch on your... Read more »
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