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Swollen Lymph Nodes In Armpits And Behind Legs

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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 »

you said lymph nodes are common; what if just one lymph node is swollen

in your reply to someone you said that lymph nodes are very common in hiv infected people. what... Read more »

enlarged lymph nodes behind my ears

i have been positive for about a year, and have swollen lymph nodes that go down occasionally, but... Read more »
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On August 27, 2001, I found out that I was HIV positive. I was surprised, hurt, confused, and angry, all at the same time. A friend of mine who is a nurse told me that she had noticed visible lymph nodes behind my ears and on the back of my neck.... Read more »
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SWOLLEN BEHIND THE KNEES

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have what appear to be severly enlarged lymph-nodes on the back side of the leg in the knee area. Wondering if others out there have this and the results of HIV test? Any known HIV positives with this? Any helpful comments would be appreciated.... Read more »

Stress and swollen lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Ok, gang, question. Dr. Holidny states in his Viral Load forum that lymph nodes don't swell because you push on them a lot or when you are stressed. Yet, I see a lot of smart people here say that stress can cause swollen lymph nodes. Further, people... Read more »

Swollen lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello....wierd question, how do I tell if the lymph nodes in my armpit are swollen? I am having some discomfort in that area and didn't know if it is HIV or not. I tested negative at 2 months with a quick blood test, so im just not sure? Currently I... Read more »

Swollen Lymph Nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
When someone has swollen lymph nodes, do they appear in just one spot or all over the body?
I am not sure how swollen lymph nodes would look like, where do they appear? How do they resemble? Are they like insire bies, causing a raised swelling in the... Read more »