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Author Topic: Swolen Lymph Node.  (Read 1491 times)

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Offline jupiter

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Swolen Lymph Node.
« on: August 12, 2011, 03:12:48 AM »

for about the past month I have been having back pains and bloating in my stomach ( a few people at work have had the same symptoms not the swolen lymph noder just the back and stomach problems and I am asuming they are hiv neg)
I went to the do who refered me for a ct scan.  sure enough I have a swolen lymph node near my groin.
I get the results from the tests on wednesday and because My 3 collegues have been having the same symptoms I am not so worried.
My question is is it common for for us living with this bug to have swolen lymph nodes from time to time.

Offline mikeyb39

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Re: Swolen Lymph Node.
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2011, 03:53:44 AM »
swollen lymph nodes denote some type of viral or bacterial infection or you're bodies response to it, it doesn't always have to be hiv, but if you aren't taking  ARV then its possible you're body is activating to the higher amount of virus in the system.
11/02/2010  cd4-251, vl-591000
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02/18/2011  cd4-425, vl-800
06/10/2011  cd4-447, vl-70
10/10/2011  cd4-666, vl-80
01/05/2012  swiched med (prezista,norvir ,isentress, )
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09/05/2014 switched meds isentress, prezcobix -still only two antivirals
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Offline littleprince

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Re: Swolen Lymph Node.
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2011, 07:02:59 AM »
I wouldn't rely on vague symptoms like back pain and bloating... everyone will complain of those at some time. To have 3 people in a room with these symptoms at the same time is almost to be expected.

The swollen lymph node could also be caused by any number of reasons. Infections like STIs often do this. Did your Dr test for STIs before doing a CT? If your lymph node is only swollen for a short time I wouldn't worry, this happen all the time even in non HIV+ people. If it continues, then it a good idea to find out what is causing it.

Offline Nestor

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Re: Swolen Lymph Node.
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2011, 01:14:22 PM »

I had a visibly, dramatically swollen lymph node during sero-converstion; it was the first symptom and the most pronounced.  I think it took a week or even several weeks to go away.  Since then I've never had swollen lymph nodes, but palpable throbbing in the lymph has happened a number of times, sometimes for no obvious reason and other times in conjuction with illness--during both of my recent illnesses, there were moments when I could feel throbbing in the lymph nodes. 
Summer 2004--became HIV+
Dec. 2005--found out

Date          CD4    %       VL
Jan. '06    725    25      9,097
Nov. '06    671    34     52,202
Apr. '07    553    30      24,270
Sept. '07  685    27       4,849
Jan. '08    825    29       4,749
Mar. '08    751    30     16,026
Aug. '08    653    30       3,108
Oct. '08     819    28     10,046
Jan '09      547    31     13,000
May '09     645   25        6,478
Aug. '09    688   30      19,571
Nov. '09     641    27       9,598
Feb. '10     638    27       4,480
May '10      687      9    799,000 (CMV)
July '10      600     21      31,000
Nov '10      682     24     15,000
June '11     563    23     210,000 (blasto)
July  '11      530    22      39,000
Aug '11      677     22      21,000
Sept. '12    747     15      14,000

Offline jupiter

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Re: Swolen Lymph Node.
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2011, 05:57:18 PM »
Hi. Im on ARVS and have an undetectable viral load. There are no other sti's.

From what I have read on other sites it can be common for people living with this to get swolen lymph nodes.


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