Hey im 18, and i seem to be having a problem. I have swollen glands at my groin. I can notice them because the seem to ache a lot. I pretty sure thats what they do when they get swollen. None of my other glands are swollen that i know of, or in pain. I have had unprotected sex (Thats really been on my mind). I looked up HIV, vomiting, abdominal pains, sickness, aches at the joints, diarrhea, SWOLLEN GLANDS. I mean ive had diarrhea, but that really it. And that usually happen when i drink a lot that night. Im scared i have HIV, or some type of sexual transmitted disease. I really dont get fatigue either. If this description of this message doesnt help you understand what im asking please ask me on your reply. Once again i think i have HIV or some type of STD. All because my glands are flared up, and swollen. But not huge swollen just noticeable and seem to have pain. HELP Thanks you..
Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you.
You want to know whether you might be infected with HIV.
Swollen lymph nodes may indicate infection or lymphadenitis (if painful). Enlarged lymph nodes may also appear in cases of blood cancers or metastasis of any other cancer (usually in this case the lymph nodes are not painful). In cases of acute HIV infection enlarged lymph nodes may appear, but there are additional symptoms such as fever, pharyngitis, rash, myalgia, malaise, mouth and esophageal sores, and rarely, headaches, nausea, vomiting, enlarged spleen or liver, etc.
Given the data that you provided, you may or may not be infected with HIV. See your doctor to exclude local inflammation in your groin or possible lymphadenitis. You may also consider getting yourself tested for possible HIV infection a few days after the suspicious event and 12 weeks after the same event.
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