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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
20 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Possibly: I would definitely get checked out by your gynecologist. These symptoms might suggest an infection or pid. Better to get it checked out to make sure ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience in Family Medicine
Lump in the groin: Usually this is from an infection in the pelvis or lower extremity. Lymph nodes swell up in response to infection.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience in Wound care
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience in Wound care
Big enough: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience in Pathology
many possibilities: It could a benign process or a malignant one. Only a biopsy inspected by a pathologist can say for sure.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
52 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Maybe not: A necrotic lymph node can be a product of a nearby infection. However, a thorough pathology exam should be done of the node(s) to be certain there ar ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience in Wound care
BAsic info: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Surgery: This is where a small surgical incision is made and the lymph node is dissected out and removed or at least a portion of the lymph node is cut out and ... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Lymphadenitis : Or swollen lymph nodes due to viral or bacterial infection. The swollen lymph nodes caused by cancer is not very common condition. I don't think that ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Impossible to say: That is impossible to say without knowing the entire clinical picture, being able to examine the area and not having access to the results of imaging ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ruben Mesa
29 years experience in Hematology
Could be either: Chances are greatest that an enlarged lymph node is not cancer (i.e. Lymphoma) - however needs to be assessed by a physician and sometimes a biopsy ne ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Please wait up: Your scar has healed.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience in Wound care
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" th ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
9 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Lymph nodes can be biopsied using fna (fine needle aspiration), but it is easier to take the entire node out, subtotal or wedge biopies may not heal a ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
You need your lungs: and thyroid evaluated immediately by a doctor.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Yes: Lymph nodes in the groin can get infected and become abscesses. All the best. They often require drainage.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience in Family Medicine
These lymph nodes: may not mean anything, unless there is a readily diagnosed condition that will explain their existence, such as acute infection or tumor. Lymph nodes ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Regional spread: Many tumors, as they evolve, develop the potential to spread. The lesions develop matrix metalloproteinase which forms small e-cadherin from the cell ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience in Wound care
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" th ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience in Family Medicine
If you do not have: cellulitis (skin infection) on left side, and your left groin nodes are inflamed, then you need to look to make sure you are not starting to get cellu ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience in General Surgery
Be patient: Even with a family history of breast cancer, it would be very rare for a 22 yo to have the disease. You only have about a 14-15% chance of developing ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hung Khong
26 years experience in Medical Oncology
Not necessary: From your post, I am guessing your swollen nodes are in the groins. This may be due to injury, infection or cancer. If the nodes are small and unchang ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
It's not THAT big: "Enlarged" is a matter of opinion. Any why do you ask? Unless you feel obviously sick, or a lymph node in your neck is rock-hard, fixed to surronding ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience in Pathology
Swollen node: A lymph node will enlarge if there is a nearby skin infection. As the node responds, lymphocyte populations increase and expand the node. Lymphatic d ... Read More

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