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Old 09-28-2007, 05:02 AM   #1
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Unhappy Swollen left neck above collarbone (HIV?)

Hi all ...

3weeks ago I've just discovered had a swollen neck above collarbone.
Sometimes I feel fever and feel burning around the neck(back), but go to ER and got measured the body temperature and seems normal.

Some doctor said it was nothing(just muscle), or some said there're no swollen glands. Just give me some antibiotics.

But until now the swollen still doesn't disappeared.

A few days ago I feel sore throat(unfortunately YES I'm a smoker), Then I go to ENT doctor. After some test, he said I had irritation at my throat & a little at my nasal passage.

Today I go Thyroid doctor(the ENT doctor said I can go for him for the swollen problem). I'm astonished after the doctor said It could be AIDS!( I'm still shocked until now). Then he just got me draw blood for HIV test & arrange the neck scanning(but because there too many patients got to test, I were being arranges 1 month later).

I really shocked, and can't wait for the blood result.

What can I do for now. I feel so down ...

 
Old 09-28-2007, 07:15 AM   #2
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Re: Swollen left neck above collarbone (HIV?)

The problem is, almost every symptom can be caused by HIV or cancer so it is impossible to be diagnosed from generic symptoms. If you are not in a high risk group then don't worry too much. Just go get some rapid test if you don't want to wait.

 
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Old 09-28-2007, 07:17 AM   #3
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Re: Swollen left neck above collarbone (HIV?)

Hi confused....Please try no tot worry. I have the same thing. After suffering a neck and shoulder injury and having shoulder surgery during a PT session this area right above my collar bone just swelled up. I have gotten no answers from the shoulder surgeon or the spine specialist. One PT said it could be some glands but my Primary care Dr. tell me it's a fatty mass that is really pretty common. Most times they come from no where, for no reason. I have had an MRI done of the area that has showed no abnormalities so please try not to worry. The thyroid isn't in the place you're speaking of. Good luck.

 
Old 09-28-2007, 07:55 AM   #4
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Re: Swollen left neck above collarbone (HIV?)

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Hi confused....Please try no tot worry. I have the same thing. After suffering a neck and shoulder injury and having shoulder surgery during a PT session this area right above my collar bone just swelled up. I have gotten no answers from the shoulder surgeon or the spine specialist. One PT said it could be some glands but my Primary care Dr. tell me it's a fatty mass that is really pretty common. Most times they come from no where, for no reason. I have had an MRI done of the area that has showed no abnormalities so please try not to worry. The thyroid isn't in the place you're speaking of. Good luck.

Yeap, the thyroid isn't in the place I spoke about. But the HIV part is the most scariest to me.

So about the fatty mass at your neck, the doctor didn't intend to remove it?

Do you have a stiffness neck ? or "fever" like around your neck ?

@missing & cjf78 :
BTW, thanks for the support.

Last edited by confused80; 09-28-2007 at 07:57 AM.

 
Old 09-29-2007, 07:18 AM   #5
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Re: Swollen left neck above collarbone (HIV?)

Yesterday & Today I really lost my appetite.

Yesterday I just ate a few spoon of porridge. I felt 'fever' like, keep sweating at my hand and around my neck. Difficult to sleep, keep awaken for every 2 hours.

Today I just ate bread for a breakfast. After that I'm not eating until now(22.00), but still got no appetite. Still sweating around my neck & hand.

I really feel depressed. My whole body really feel not well ...

Can the ER do the rapid test ? what's the item to test ? Is it the HIV items or just the white cell blood count ... etc ?

Last edited by confused80; 09-29-2007 at 07:30 AM.

 
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