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Will Swelling Go Away When Ks Blocks Lymph Nodes

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Lymph to make them go away.

Dear Dr. Dezube, I have two lymph nodes on my neck. One on the right side and a small one on the back of my neck. Is there any way to make them go away without surgery? I told my doctor I wanted them biopsied, but he refused saying that "if you...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Lymph nodes are a very NORMAL part of the immune system. They tend to swell and shrink depending upon what infections you may have (kids have them all the time when they get an upper respiratory infection). They are VERY common in HIVers, but they... Read more »

lymph node swelling-- HIV vs non-HIV enlargement

If nodal enlargement is because of HIV, all the nodes around the body should have the same chance... Read more »

Lymph node swelling; Should I worry?

I have a lymph node of size 1- 1.5 cm. No other symptoms. My blood test, x-ray are all negative.... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

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 »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Develop Vaccine Candidate That Is Successful in Blocking Simian Version of HIV

Researchers have successfully blocked SIV, the simian version of HIV, using a new technique that could help lead to the development of an effective HIV/AIDS vaccine, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports . The research, published online in the journal... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chemical "Blocks HIV Infection"

Lab tests of a compound that disables HIV are generating cautious optimism for a potential HIV treatment. "We have some preliminary but very exciting results," said Dr. Derya Unutmaz, who conducted the tests. "But we would like to formally show this... Read more »
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Lymph Node Swelling

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can someone please explain what the exact feeling is when the lymph nodes are swollen.

Are they tender to touch ?

Do they throb painfully ?

Are the pains off and on ?

What are normally the 1st symptoms.

When did they start ? ie whithin 1,2 or 3 weeks or... Read more »

Lymph Node Swelling

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
when they talk about lymph node swelling, is it visible or what kind of pain is involved and is it in all places or just restricted to certain parts of the body?with this would you have fever or any other signs? thanks and hope to hear from someone... Read more »

Can you make your lymph nodes swell from touching?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Does anyone know if you can make your lymph nodes swell by constantly checking them? I am very scared because I have swollen nodes behind my ears 6 weeks after a possible exposure. If anyone knows anything about this I would appreciate thier input. Read more »

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 »