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Offline pozinHI

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swollen lymph nodes
« on: July 22, 2012, 02:42:57 AM »
i am once again dealing with swollen lymph nodes. Anyone else going through or have gone through this?

Offline tednlou2

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Re: swollen lymph nodes
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2012, 04:03:14 AM »
Hi, pozinHI. 

How long have you been infected?  Soon after my infection, the lymph nodes in my neck, under chin, above collarbone, and groin were swollen and sore.  The soreness went away probably around 6 months, but they stayed swollen for a good 5 years.  It seemed like I felt for them one day and noticed they were no longer swollen.  It seemed like overnight. 

Since then, I've only noticed a large sore one in my neck, but I had a tooth infection.  Earlier this year, I got a fairly large node/mass pop up in my right armpit.  After not having them for a long time, it did concern me--due to how big it was and painless.  But, it didn't spread and the swelling went down.  I can still feel 2 pea-sized nodes there, but have been assured just what happens living with HIV.  One thing I have learned is to leave them alone.  Feeling them often causes them to get irritated and just swell more. 

If yours are sore, I always found heat helped.  I would get my heating pad out and put it up to my neck or other areas.     

Offline pozinHI

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Re: swollen lymph nodes
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2012, 02:59:46 AM »
« Last Edit: July 24, 2012, 03:04:56 AM by pozinHI »


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