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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 placed into the node) or biopsied. I don't know the name of an HIV physician in Virginia Beach,... Read more »

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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 ?

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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
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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 »

Bump or lymph node?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can any tell what the difference between a bump or lymph node. All of a sudden i developed a bump in my groin. Help! Read more »