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Under Arm Painful Lymph Node

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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 »

Why is my swollen lymph node painful?

I checked all the questions about nodes, but didn't see this one so....I have a swollen lymph node... 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 »
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The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

...are located along the so-called lymphatic routes. There are nodes, or clusters, in the neck, armpits, abdomen, and groin. Each lymph node contains B cells, and T cells, and other cells, ready to fight invaders. The spleen is a very important... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...the skin, 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... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...swelling, redness and pain. Inflammation can appear nearly anywhere in your body. It can occur in an organ like the liver, in lymph nodes, in nerve fibers, and even in areas outside organs like your immune system. Inflammation can be acute or ... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

...swelling; redness of skin; sores, ulcers, or white spots on lips, tongue, or inside the mouth; swollen and painful spots on neck, armpit, or groin; and unusually warm skin. Individuals should tell a doctor if these side effects continue or are... Read more »
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Lymph node pain,swelling, and bruising

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If you were exposed to hiv would you have the following symptoms? Swelling, bruising and pain in your lymph nodes by your elbows and behind your knees? I am experiencing pain in my left elbow area on top of my arm. Also, pain, swelling, and Read more »

Lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...are the swollen arpit Nodes painful when they are swollen and can you notice them ? 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 Read more »

Painful lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous
... I have been having pain in my lymph nodes(neck, armpit, groin and behind the knee) for over two weeks. No swelling at all according to my two family doctors. I had a Read more »