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Which lymph nodes commonly swell if you have hiv?

Which lymph nodes commonly swell if you have hiv?

All major groups: The lymph nodes of the neck (front, back, under jaw), armpits, elbows and groin swell during the acute illness, and again when progression to full-blown aids is fairly advanced. If you're concerned, get yourself a test now -- but remember that essentially all young people have a few palpable lymph nodes. Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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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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How long after you get hiv to your lymph nodes swell? Or can they just any time?

How long after you get hiv to your lymph nodes swell? Or can they just any time?

Variable: Symptoms of HIV are variable among different people. It may take a few weeks to years for the lymph nodes to be enlarged. You may consult this site for more info. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/hiv-aids/basics/symptoms/CON-20013732 Read more

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Just curious, if someone got HIV several years ago, do all lymph nodes swell gradually or all same time? How long do they stay swollen?

Just curious, if someone got HIV several years ago, do all lymph nodes swell gradually or all same time? How long do they stay swollen?

Depends on the cause: Lymphadenopathy in an HIV patient must be carefully evaluated. It is true that the HIV virus can cause a lymphadenopathy response in itself. However, HIV can also make you more succeptable to different infections and malignancies (lymphoma and kaposi sarcoma) which can present with lymphadenopathy. It is important to be evaluated by a physician to exclude any of these other causes. Read more

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When groin lymph nodes swell is it hiv?

When groin lymph nodes swell is it hiv?

Not necessarily.: Swollen groin lymph nodes can be due to many reasons depending on the overall assessment. If it is painful, it may be infection. If there are other lymph nodes that are swollen, then you may need further work up. Swollen groin lymph nodes are very common, usually because many times people do not wear socks when wearing shoes. I would go see your doctor for definite medical advice. Read more

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Doctor, how much lymph nodes swell and where are their location in acute retroviral syndrome? ? Is one swollen lymph node point to HIV after safe sex?

Doctor, how much lymph nodes swell and where are their location in acute retroviral syndrome? ? Is one swollen lymph node point to HIV after safe sex?

HIV unlikely: To have HIV transmission there must be fluid transfer from one person to the next. If you had safe sex HIV would be very unlikely. Swollen lymph nodes can be seen in a large number of viral illnesses as well as with bacterial infections. See you doctor. Read more

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Does HIV cause rock hard lymph nodes?

Might: Hiv can cause lymphadenopathy, that is enlargement of lymph nodes, and opportunistic infections which arise in the setting of HIV may also do this. Some infected large nodes can be hard. There are other causes for enlarged hard nodes, so this doesn't prove that someone has hiv. Read more

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How big would lymph nodes grow in hiv? Can I feel it? Which lymph nodes are commonly inflamed?

Highly variable: If you think you might have HIV disease you should go and be tested asap. The size of lymph nodes and their location may have nothing whatever to do with the cause. Please do not delay in seeing a doctor if this is what you suspect. The earlier you are treated the better the likely outcome. Read more

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Can lymph nodes become swollen and not have hiv?

Can lymph nodes become swollen and not have hiv?

Lymphadenopathy: Yes, lymph nodes can enlarge for a wide variety of reasons, including infection, tumors, granulomatous diseases, autoimmune diseases, etc. On the other hand, if you have been exposed to HIV disease the best thing that you can do is to go and be tested. Best wishes. Read more

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Is tht could be bcus of hiv? Which lymph nodes get affected with acute hiv? Thnx

Any nodes; get testd: Symptoms almost never help judge whether someone has HIV. All symptoms of HIV are much more common with other, mostly minor illnesses. When HIV causes lymph node inflammation, it tends to involve several areas at once, like neck, armpits, groin, etc. If at risk or think you were exposed, get medical care and HIV testing. An excellent choice would be one of Australia's superb sexual health centres. Read more

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23weeks past HIV exposure with negative rapid and duo combo results. Have got swellings like lymph nodes in the head. What is the cause?

23weeks past HIV exposure with negative rapid and duo combo results. Have got swellings like lymph nodes in the head. What is the cause?

Other causes...: The rapid HIV test should be positive if you are HIV-infected if the test was done at least 3 months after your HIV exposure. You can have the test repeated 6 months after exposure to be most certain. There are other infections that can cause lymph node enlargement in the neck or head; many are viral and will resolve on their own. One common treatable cause is a fungal infection of the scalp. Read more

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Hi please tell, are the lymph nodes which are swollen due to HIV get to their orignal size or they remain swollen even after some time?

They may shrink: Lymphadenopathy due to HIV can fluctuate over time. Some patients have the nodes return to normal, while in other patients they may stay mildly enlarged over time. Lymph nodes are very enlarged or continue to grow should be biopsied, particularly in the setting of HIV infection as there is an increased risk of malignancies. Read more

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I have many lymph nodes appearing in neck after testing negative for hiv?? Do I have to retest because my test was 7 months from last exposure

I have many lymph nodes appearing in neck after testing negative for hiv?? Do I have to retest because my test was 7 months from last exposure

Other issues: To be complete you could get another test but swollen lymph nodes while obviously a finding of HIV can be caused by other problems such as infection or other diseases that can cause lymph node enlargement. You need a full physical exam and appropriate labs and other testing to rule out other causes of lymph node enlargement. Good luck Read more

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If no HIV then why shooting pain and swoolen lymph nodes?

If no HIV then why shooting pain and swoolen lymph nodes?

We can't answer: You haven't given us much to work with. HIV doesn't announce itself as shooting pains. In a single area, it's likely to be something impinging on a nerve. If several areas, it's a neuropathy workup. Anybody can get swollen lymph nodes for no reason whatever. Any physicain can begin the workup for nerve pain. Best wishes. Read more

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Can lymph nodes be swollen more than one month in case of HIV ARS? Other symptoms gone after 6 weeks. If lymph nodes are still swollen so no HIV?

Not necessarily: The sings and symptoms of HIV vary a lot between people. The only way to know is to get tested. Do not put off getting tested, as treatments now are quite effective in controlling the disease. Read more

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If one had HIV and if their lymph nodes were swollen due to early hiv, would it likely be all over the body or all over the neck or just one spot?

Can see anything: If you have been potentially exposed to HIV infection, are worried about HIV infection, or have engaged in risky behavior, go and get tested not only for HIV but for other stds. Read more

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Are swollen lymph nodes noticeable with hiv?

Are swollen lymph nodes noticeable with hiv?

Possibly...: Acute retroviral syndrome (ARS, i.e. symptoms from a new HIV infection) can include enlarged lymph nodes. However, that''s usually not the only symptom -- usually also sore throat, fever, skin rash. The vast majority of people with newly enlarged lymph nodes do not have HIV. Check with your doctor and/or get tested for HIV if exposed or concerned. Read more

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My left axillary lymph nodes are enlarged. I have no cancer and HIV symptoms. What are the other reasons?

Enlarged lymphnodes: Lymph nodes are filters on the lymphatic channel. They act like barriers to anything the body might wish to contain...Cancer, infection, and some autoimmune diseases. If you have an infection 'down stream' the nodes will catch the infection and protect your body from the organism. Definitely get them checked out...Your body is fighting something. Best to listen to it. Read more

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What is the best way to reduce swelling if someone with hiv, has lymph nodes in whole body from neck to feet?

Diagnosis needed: Diffuse lymphadenopathy in an HIV patient needs to be evaluated fairly soon. Before recommending a treatment, your healthcare provider must ascertain the cause first. Read more

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What is the chance to have HIV when 2 -ve 4th generation tests are negative after 6 months but still enlarged lymph nodes?

What is the chance to have HIV when 2 -ve 4th generation tests are negative after 6 months but still enlarged lymph nodes?

No chance: The 4th generation HIV tests are among the most accurate tests ever developed, for any medical condition. The results prove you do not have HIV. Anyway, HIV is a rare cause of enlarged lymph nodes; many other causes are much more likely. Keep working with your doctor on this. Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...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