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Tender Nodes Under Left Arm

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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 Read more »

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Hi Doc. About 5 weeks ago I met a girl in a bar in Saigon. We frenched a few minutes (one small... 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... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

...membranes that protect the openings of the body (e.g., the mouth and throat). These cells capture and carry invaders to the lymph nodes or spleen. Macrophages (their name comes from Latin and means "big eaters") protect different organs,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS), or in the linings of the mouth, nose, or eye. KS can also spread to the lungs, liver, stomach and intestines, and lymph nodes. KS involves the development of many new, tiny blood vessels. This process is called angiogenesis. KS is caused by... Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Defining Conditions

...Cryptosporidiosis, chronic intestinal (greater than 1 month's duration) Cytomegalovirus disease (other than liver, spleen, or nodes) Cytomegalovirus retinitis (with loss of vision Encephalopathy, HIV-related Herpes simplex: chronic... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

...patients and with different infections. It was called "immune recovery syndrome." Some patients developed fever and swollen lymph nodes. Others had inflammation in various parts of their bodies. These problems showed up after the patients... Read more »
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Lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...lymph nodes in my groin area were aggitated/swollen. Now, about two weeks later, the ones in my neck (and possibly under my left arm) are swollen too. Today is two days shy of 6 weeks since unprotected sex (highest risk, no ejaculation). Now... Read more »

swollen lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous
...recently i have been experiencing swollen lymph nodes that are painful under my left arm then it will go away a few days later and appear under my right arm a few weeks later.they started when i was carrying my son Read more »

lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...after exposure I had lymph nodes on top of lymph nodes in my neck can anyone that is hiv positive remember what kind of lymph nodes they had ? and mine were Read more »

arm nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...i have read that during ars the armpit lymph nodes swell..i was wondering where those nodes are?...are they directly in the armpit or underneath it ? Read more »