U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 44-year-old member asked:

Painful swollen right side groin lymph nodes?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 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.

Similar questions

Jamaica
A 21-year-old female asked:

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

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Laurie Harrell
Radiation Oncology 31 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.
A 45-year-old member asked:

I have a swollen groin lymph node, please help!?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
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 32-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of your groin lymph nodes to become swollen?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 37 years experience
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lymph node "tastes" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. You can feel them then.
A 40-year-old member asked:

I'm wondering why are the lymph nodes in my groin swollen?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 37 years experience
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there 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.

Related questions

A 44-year-old female asked:
I have painful swollen lymph nodes in my groin area ?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 41-year-old member asked:
I have swollen and painful lymph nodes next to my groin. How do I treat this?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated Mar 10, 2020

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.