Where In The Body Lymph Nodes

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How many lymph nodes are in the body?

What is the total number of lymphnodes in the body?My mother had 29 removed in just the rectal area and that seems like alot.
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Lymph nodes are a collection of cells which help the immune system fight off foreign organisms. Basically every area in the body from the Read more »

One more lymph node question. Could my body be fighting HIV in only one place.

Dr. Dezube:I did a deeper search and found that you answered an almost identical question. (Swollen... Read more »

Generalized swelling of lymph glands throughout the body

If a person gets a cold (scratchy throat,stuffy nose,slight headache)can that person develop... Read more »
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Viral Load Tests

...about 2% of the HIV in your body is in the blood. The viral load test does not measure how much HIV is in body tissues like the lymph nodes, spleen, or brain. HIV levels in lymph tissue and semen go down when blood levels go down, but not at the... Read more »
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...NHL Diagnosed? NHL tumors can occur in the bone, abdomen, liver, brain or other parts of the body. The first signs of NHL are swollen lymph nodes, fever, night sweats, and weight loss of more than 10%. These symptoms occur with several... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...these cases, these symptoms should be brought to the attention of your health provider. Common symptoms of IRIS include fever, swollen lymph nodes, skin lesions and rashes, changes in breathing, pneumonia, hepatitis, abscesses and eye... Read more »
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Immune Restoration Syndrome

...other 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... Read more »
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So no risk from mastubating with panties?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Yes I masturbated with a pair of worn panties with a yellow stain in them. I'm still worried. I have a few swollen glands and lymph nodes. There is NO risk AT ALL FROM THIS? Im still very worried. Please give me all the proof you can. Read more »


Posted by MIKE7777, 2 Replies
...to touch the lymph nodes behind my ears can that cause irritation in the area,,,'OK 2 questions " If Someone was experiencing swollen lymph nodes from ARS<<would they be very swollen or slightly, ,If im a pest "its my bad" but id rather be... Read more »

Lymph Nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...OK weird question,and just a show of my stupidity about the human body, but where are these lymph nodes that swell after the initial infection.....and what do they look like....and feel like if they are infact swollen, due to the Read more »

ARS is more fever/swollen lymph than cough

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...On most web sites it seems ARS Symptoms are more fever/swollen lymph nodes achy body than coughing sore throat type of symptoms. Am I on the right track?Read more »
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