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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 scalp all the way down to the feet as well as everything inside has a drainage pattern to lymph nodes. There... Read more »

3 months HIV comb test and still have swelling lymph nodes in all my body

I did hiv combo test many times in different lab as following.. 3 weeks. Neg. 4 weeks.neg. 6 weeks... Read more »

Swollen lymph nodes all over my body

I was infected 4 months ago and tested positive 1 month ago. After 4 weeks of my exposure I had... Read more »

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Lymph Node Fibrosis, CD4 T Cells, and Immune Reconstitution

One of the less well-publicized consequences of thepersistent immune activation caused by HIV infection is a type of scarring damageto lymph tissues described as fibrosis. Some early studies of lymph nodes fromHIV-infected individuals reported... Read more »
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HIV Drugs Have Harder Time Penetrating Lymph Nodes Than Blood Cells

This article was reported by Healio . Healio reported on a study to determine why antiretrovirals (ARVs) are effective for treating HIV infection, allowing patients to live longer, but do not cure the infection. The study by Timothy Schacker,... Read more »

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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 HIV....sorry for... Read more »

My lymph nodes?

Posted by cm82391, 1 Reply
Lately I've been getting these "nodes" popping up randomly. I know its because your body is fighting off infection, i was just curious...does anyone else have a problem with the whore re-curring thing?! Read more »

Lymph nodes or fat--seriously

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've gained some weight in the past few years and when feeling for my lymph nodes I can't tell (especially in groin or arm pit) whether I'm feeling fat or a node. do they feel the same? If they do feel the same how can you or your doctor tell the... Read more »

Lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
No body in the "I'm infected?" area was willing to help me with this, are lymph nodes related to hiv infection (when sollen) painless and the size of a pea, and usually appear behind the ear or in the back of the neck?

Will appreciate Read more »