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A 25-year-old male asked:

How to tell the difference between a lymph node in the groin or a injury in the groin?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
History?: A history of injury would suggest injury. A history of symptoms that could lead to enlarged lymph nodes would suggest that. Also a physical exam could help differentiate.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can you feel lymph nodes in your groin?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 37 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?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 37 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.
Last updated Feb 22, 2013
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