i have a groin lymph node that has been swollen for 3 weeks. the doc said it was fine a few days after it popped up but it's still here.?
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Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Have it looked at...: Details are needed in your case in order to determine why this is happening- was it tender? Matted? Had. Associated symptoms? It's more appropriate if this is done in person with your primary care doctor.
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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.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Is there anything that can make my groin region smell any better? I usually shower twice a day
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General Practice 28 years experience
Smelly sweat: This has to be something you are eating causing an odor in your sweat, given the groin is the warmest and darkest place on your body. You may want to do a food diary and do elimination of common things you are consuming until you discover what this is.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
My husband has found a mass in his right groin , seems to be fixed. He says it has not increased in size since found 2 day ago? Ideas? Or concerns?
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Family Medicine 33 years experience
Mass in groin: A fixed mass in the groin can be an enlarged lymph node, a cyst or a hernia. If it is tender or painful he should see his physician or go to an urgent care to have it evaluated. Severe pain can indicate an incarcerated hernia which is an emergency.
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Last updated Aug 4, 2013
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