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i can feel my lymph nodes

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Sounds normal: Lumps in the groin can be felt in most healthy persons. Usually they are lymph nodes that remain slightly swollen after a past infection. What you des ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nodes: Nodes normally are about that size or slightly larger. If you shave your pubic area that can lead to enlargement. I would be concerned if the nodes ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
44 years experience Family Medicine
See MD: Lymph nodes in the groin area are not unusual however did need to be checked out as they may represent a disease that need to be evaluated.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Swollen lymph nodes: Treatment of your sore throat will help alleviate the pain in your lymph nodes.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Infection?: You probably have some form of upper respiratory tract infection, likely viral. Lymph nodes help fight this and enlarge and are tender in the process ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
See an MD: MAke an appointment with an MD. The lymph nodes are most likely from sort of infection. The "sternal" nodes are different, if you mean you had an X- ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Hematologist: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. It would be preferable t ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Comisi
37 years experience Dentistry
See your doctor: If you haven't already done so, you should see your doctor to determine the best course of action for you.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Seek consultation wi: Enlarged lymph nodes can be caused by many different causes. You should go and see a hematologist who is a blood specialist dealing with such problems ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hung Khong
26 years experience Medical Oncology
Several things: Swollen nodes can be due to injury or infection. However, since you have swollen nodes at distant sites in the body, namely armpit and groin, this rai ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Usual place 4 them: There is a long chain of lumpy ducts & nodes. If u just felt theme they may have been there a long time. They will increase in size with any illness o ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
NOPE: You can, however, make them painful if you keep poking at them! (It's called "lymphadenitis") Hope this helps Dr Z
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
No effect of poking: Enlarged regional lymph nodes essentially immune to the effect of local poking. They enlarge, become firm and can increase in number secondary to inf ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The l ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Not always: Generally those that can be felt will be in the neck, in the armpit, along the inguinal area, and along the groove above the clavicle. These will fee ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Stastny
33 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Infection: This is a sign that you have an infection somewhere.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not necessarily: Lymph nodes make become enlarged in response to some forms of cancer, infection or inflammation.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Follow: If you have a infection and the lymph nodes (lns) resolve, it is from the infection. If you don't have an obvious infection and they are: growing, pai ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Scott Schaffer
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See your doctor: could be infection/inflammation, but you must see a physician for full exam and possible testing

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