Can Lymph Node Sufferers Have Sex?

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Mlm.1.I want to ask .. there is no prohibition on having sex with people with lymph nodes. the doctor said surgery was not needed yet. whether the lymph node can be contagious and if it can be through what?

1 Answer:

Hello Anis, thank you for the question.

Lymph nodes are part of our body that functions as the body's defense system, lymph nodes (KGB) will filter out germs that enter through lymph vessels, then will produce more defense cells of the body to kill germs so that the KGB will be enlarged and palpated from the outside. In our body there are about 600 lymph nodes. KGB enlargement caused by germs or infections is generally harmless and can disappear on its own after the infection is resolved, usually taking about one week after the infection's disease has healed. This infectious disease can be in the form of inflammation of the upper respiratory tract, inflammation of the lungs, tuberculosis, and others. However, this enlargement of the KGB can also be caused by other causes such as a malignancy, such as Hodgkin's lymphoma or nonhodgkin's lymphoma. Can also experience enlargement due to the spread of abnormal cells in other places, such as enlargement due to lung cancer, breast cancer, etc. Or it could also be due to disorders in the immune system, such as lupus, rheumatism, etc. Therefore, to ensure this, you should consult a doctor to get a diagnosis and proper management.

1. There is no prohibition on sexual intercourse in patients with enlarged lymph nodes, unless the enlargement of the KGB is caused by sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, or in people with HIV, and others because it can transmit the disease to their sexual partners.

2. Patients with enlargement of the KGB can give birth or not depending on the cause of the disease, if the enlargement is caused due to disorders of the reproductive organs it may not give offspring. But keep in mind that the enlargement of the KGB is a lot of the reasons you should make sure to see a doctor. If the enlargement is not related to the reproductive system and the general condition of the patient is good, the possibility to have offspring remains.

3. Actually it is not the enlargement of the KGB that transmits the disease, but the cause of the KGB enlargement that can be contagious, most often the enlargement of the KGB is caused by an infectious disease, both viral, bacterial, or infection due to a sexually transmitted disease. Infectious diseases that can be transmitted to other people, other people will suffer the same disease and then the lymph nodes will also experience swelling. Transmission depends on the cause, if caused by respiratory or lung infections usually airborne transmission or droplets, if by sexually transmitted diseases transmitted by bodily fluids, such as blood, sperm, vaginal fluid, and others. If the enlargement caused by malignancy is generally not contagious, it can be passed on to the next generation.

Because there are so many causes, you should consult your doctor to find out the cause of the enlargement. so that handling can be done more precisely. If the complaint is accompanied by pain, can be compressed warm on the bump area, can also consume pain relievers that are prescribed by doctors, adequate rest, drink lots of water, eat nutritious food. If the complaint does not improve or the enlargement is felt to be greater, you should immediately consult your doctor.

Thus, hopefully useful.

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