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swollen vaginal lymph node

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not normal: You should not be able to feel a painful vaginal lymph node. If you do then that is not normal and should be evaluated by an obgyn.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Infection or tumor: The usual cause is some infection in the area drained by that node. Less commonly tumors may present as a swollen node.
Dr. Michael Miller
36 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Shidham
Specializes in Pathology
Question is vague!: Swollen lymph node may reactive process or could be cancer (lymphoma or metastatic spread). Reactive process may be secondary to various organisms suc ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
36 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
36 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
It gets smaller: 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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Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
31 years experience Infectious Disease
Neither: The question should be why is it swollen and address the cause. Local heat or cold does not help.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Eisenberg
25 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Possible infection.: The cause of lymphadenopathy is often obvious after a complete history.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Prasad
Dr. H Prasad answered
39 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Fluid vs solid: A cyst is a fluid-filled sac like structure, usually benign a swollen lymph node is a solid mass of variable size which could be benign or malignant ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Lymphadenopathy: Hi, you need to see an MD for evaluation and possible Ultrasound and biopsy of your node.

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