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what does swollen lymph nodes in the groin mean

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hung Khong
27 years experience Medical Oncology
Several things: A few small nodes (less than 1 cm) are not uncommon in the groins. These are usually due to injury or infection and are usually harmless. However, if ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
45 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Usually nothing.: This is the place where enlarged lymph glands are most often found. If not tender or hard, and if they are under 1 cm in diameter there usually is no ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
39 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Not usually: Groin nodes enlarge when the body is trying to clear an inflammation or infection of the limb they drain. An ankle sprain could causes unilaterally sw ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Doubtful: After obtaining a medical history, examination and any needed studies - your physician may be able to shed more life on your inguinal lymphadenopathy.
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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/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" th ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
25 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Certainly so. However, simply the act of shaving can lead to swollen nodes in the groin. I would seriously recommend you have this examined.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ariel Lopez-chavez
19 years experience 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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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Many: Most common cause is a nearby infection or irritation causing the lymph nodes to enlarge, such as bladder or urinary problems. Sometimes skin irritati ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
47 years experience Medical Oncology
Infection or cancer: Swollen lymph nodes usually indicate infection or cancer. You should see a doctor to have this checked promptly.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Med eval: Your physician can evaluated to help determine etiology.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Concerned.: You need to see your gyn to check out for possible infection which may wax and wane. This is certainly abnormal.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
In several: Areas makes one think of a generalized infection or lymphoma.

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