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Help with lymph nodes

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 9, 2006
  • 10:07 PM

I have generalized swollen glands. The most impacting area is in my right armpit and throughout my neck and by the jaw below the ear. I have had them swollen for at least 4 months. I have skin problems in addition--namely follicultitus. I have been feeling fatigued and generally not well. I was tested for hiv using the oral test 3 and 6 months after an experience that I considered to be risky, and both tests were negative. I was also tested for an entire STD panel one month after the incident, and all that came back OK. I am waiting on insurance to go back to the doctor, but I am very concerned about my health and the pains in my neck due to the lymph node swelling. I am still concerned about hiv. Is that rational? What are some other things that can potentially cause my lymphs to stay swollen for so long? I appriciate any help and advice.

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  • i currently have swollen lymph nodes and have had extreme neck pain for a month and a half. especially when i lean my had back. is this similiar for you ?
    helpme101 5 Replies
    • November 11, 2006
    • 07:26 PM
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  • Yes, I have had neck pain also.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 11, 2006
    • 11:47 PM
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  • could you be more specific? i cant believe these forums every thread has like 100+ views and almost no replies.
    helpme101 5 Replies
    • November 12, 2006
    • 06:41 AM
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  • The pains in my neck where reasonable severe at times and were mostly on the right side. Now I feel like my neck is swollen in general, but there is not much pain. I have had pain my jaw as well due to the swelling of that gland. My lymph nodes have become a little less swollen recently, but they have been giving me problems for months now, and are still more swollen than they have ever been. I have also had a low grade fever off and on for quite a long time. Please let me know if there is any more specific information that you would like to know. Thanks.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 13, 2006
    • 07:01 PM
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  • get evaluated for lymphoma. Night sweats? weight loss? screw money, this is your health, go to a clinic.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 20, 2006
    • 11:09 AM
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  • The low grade fever would concern me more than the swollen lymph nodes. I've had swollen lymph nodes since high school and I'm now 33. I've been to the doctor for it more than once and he didn't seem concerned. I think it means you can have an infection, esp. with the fever. Definitely go get it checked though...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 22, 2006
    • 03:07 AM
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  • Anybody with swollen lymph nodes, AND has been subjected to a cat scratch or bite (as I have been) might want to check out "Cat Scratch Disease" on the internet. I was bitten recently (by my own cat no less) and suddenly have a large lymph node (at least I hope that's what it is) in my pubic area. Not exactly something you want to discuss or even go to the Dr. about. I had to take my cat for his immunization shot today and my VET and I got talking about what can happen to people who have been bitten or scratched by a cat. I guess they have really nasty bacteria in thier mouth. Anyway sometimes this is something that a DR. might not know or think about...........just something for you to investigate.wishing you all good health:)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 1, 2006
    • 08:26 PM
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  • Have you been tested for Lyme Disease and its co infections??? The Western Blot test is the best test, the rest give false negs. That could be the skin problem too. Lyme causes alot of problems, including lymph swelling , cause it is an infection..Please see a Rheummy soon. Just a thought. Hope you feel better soon. Best wishes
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 16, 2006
    • 09:31 PM
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  • Thanks very much for all of your ideas. Have a good day!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 16, 2006
    • 10:23 PM
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  • in the last two days lymph nodes in both my armpits have swollen quite a bit, the right one being noticeably bigger. i was immediately concerned bc i've never experienced swelling there before, and they are both very painful. all the research i've done suggests that the swelling is in response to the lymphatic system fighting off infection or disease, but to my knowledge there is nothing else wrong with me. apparently these things happen and are not a big deal so long as it doesn't last over a month, so i guess i have to wait a while, but i thought it was odd that both sides swelled up so fast and hurt so bad. again, i'm not sick at all, haven't had any unprotected sex, and haven't been bitten/scratched by a cat. so if anyone has any other ideas, please let me know. thanks!
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