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A 21-year-old female asked:

What caused the lymph nodes in the groin to be painful?

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Dr. Laurie Harrell
Radiation Oncology 30 years experience
Infection: In general, pain in lymph nodes is usually a sign of an infectious process. If it doesn't go away, you should go see your doctor so he/she can examine you.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Painful swollen right side groin lymph nodes?

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Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Nearby infection: Painful swollen lymph nodes on one side may often suggest that you have a nearby infection on that side. It should resolve when the infection goes away. The swollen lymph node suggests that your body is working to fight infection.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can you feel lymph nodes in your groin?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
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" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What size are the lymph nodes in the groin?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
All small sizes: 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" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well.

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Last updated Jul 4, 2014

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