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Difference between swollen lymph glands due to HIV and due to bacterial infection ?

Difference between swollen lymph glands due to HIV and due to bacterial infection ?

Lymphadenopathy: There is really no difference but the difference will be in the findings on biopsy and blood tests. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Fat underarms or swollen lymph glands?

Fat underarms or swollen lymph glands?

Could be both: Probably soft tissue/fat tissue- but it could be either one. If in doubt, go to see your doctor and get yourself checked. ...Read more

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How can you detect that you have swollen lymph glands?

How can you detect that you have swollen lymph glands?

Feel for them: You can feel for then under the armpits, in the neck, in the area above the collar bones, and in the inguinal region (the front body crease where the leg meets the torso). ...Read more

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Swollen lymph glands but not sick? Do I have cancer?

Swollen lymph glands but not sick? Do I have cancer?

Unlikely: The most common cause of swollen lymph nodes is infection (bacterial or viral). It sometimes can take 1-2 months for the enlarged lymph nodes to return to their normal size after an infection. If the lymph nodes continue to grow, occur in different areas of the body, or you start getting sick symptoms (fevers, unexplained weight loss, night sweats, fatigue), i would go see your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do to treat a cyst on my ovary and swollen lymph glands?

What should I do to treat a cyst on my ovary and swollen lymph glands?

Depends: A cyst on the ovary usually doesn't cause swollen lymph glands. Cysts on the ovary can be normal, functional, or abnormal. You should discuss the findings with your gyn. ...Read more

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How can I reduce swollen lymph glands?

How can I reduce swollen lymph glands?

SEE YOUR DOCTOR: First step see your doctor, after an exam and labs he then will advise you on best treatment and follow up. With out this evaluation you don't know what your dealing with. ...Read more

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Can an endoscopy see swollen lymph glands?

Can an endoscopy see swollen lymph glands?

No: I assume you are asking about esophagus, stomach and small bowel lymph nodes. In this case no. However you can see the tonsils quite well. ...Read more

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Hi! My daughter (8 yrs) just woke up complaining of pain in both armpits. I immediately think of swollen lymph glands. Any ideas?

Hi! My daughter (8 yrs) just woke up complaining of pain in both armpits.  I immediately think of swollen lymph glands.  Any ideas?

Agree with you: I think you may be right on track! Many viral infections, especially, can cause lymph nodes to swell, and the armpit nodes are commonly painful. I would check to see if she has a fever at all, and look for any other signs of viral infection (sudden fatigue, sinus drainage, runny nose, dark circles under eyes, etc.). Also gently check the neck for large nodes. Fluids, vitamin C, l-lysine, and REST. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more