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Lymphadenopathy/hiv/mono

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 21, 2011
  • 10:51 PM

I would deeply appreciate if someone answered.

21 years old
Female
symptom: extreme swelling of the neck lymph nodes, not painful, or tender.

So the story:

Last august I noticed a lump on my neck. A couple of days later I had a sore throat and some low fever but in 2 days I was fine again. Lymph node swelling increased.Went to the Dr. and after tests it said Mononucleosis. Dr. said to eat well, lots of rest etc.

January this year, the neck swelling gets worse and in the past six months it has increased, including to a couple of nodes on one of my arm pits. I feel nothing else. No Pain, change in apetite, no fever, nothing at all. Just the big painless lymph nodes,both sides of my neck.That's considered generalized lymphadenopathy I believe.

I had sex last time in January of 2010. The first node appeared in August 2010. Could it be HIV? I'm going to the Dr. tomorrow, but I am so nervous, I wish someone could give me an opinion on this.

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