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swollen vaginal lymph node

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in 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.
A 53-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 43-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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
17 years experience in Medical Oncology
Depends: They can be painful or painless.
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 member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: There are numerous possibilities and these should be evaluated with full detailed history, physical exam, possible labs and possible biopsy.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Lymph node: Could be ok , but it is better for you to see your doctor.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Hamid
8 years experience in Dentistry
Depends where is it: You have two separate sets of salivary glands , either up in the inside of your cheek on both sides opposite to your first upper molar , or right unde ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Needs evaluation: Enlarged lymph nodes can be reactive, responding to some infection for example, or reflect the presence of cancer. Isolated enlargement of a supracla ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
37 years experience in Orthodontics
Not enough info: Where, when, how long? Submit more information to get a sensible answer. Good luck.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience in Family Medicine
Family practice : Enlarged lymph node on same side as an infection means it is trying to filter out your system. You may have strep throat or possibly a virus which can ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Either or other: It could be either, or could be caused by something else., depending on where it is and other symptoms. Please see you health care provider.
A 49-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 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
20 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Inflammation: Classically lymph node swelling is due to some type of inflammation or localized infection. Infection around the ear and scalp may cause intermittent ... 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
Lymph Nodes: Not really. They may become tender though in inflammatory states or when a patient is sick with infection.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Inflammation likely: Likely inflammation- which is way more common than cancer. Having said that, it is hard to say more without a good examination. You should go to see y ... Read More
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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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
37 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Lymph nodes: Not always. Imaging studies like ct scan or MRI often find enlarged lymph nodes that are not palpable.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Any skin disorder, with or without infection can result in enlarged local nodes.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Does the person have: Classic shingles symptoms? Shingles can cause fairly dramatic pain which is followed within a few days by a rash. It usually appears in a particular ... 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ariel Lopez-chavez
18 years experience in Medical Oncology
Need physical exam: Swollen lymph nodes are never normal. You really need to be examined by a physician to figure out what is going on. Many times, infections can be the ... Read More
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