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A 32-year-old member asked:

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

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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.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

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

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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 44-year-old member asked:

Painful swollen right side groin lymph nodes?

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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.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What should I do about potential swollen lymph node in groin area?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Check source: If nodes appear swollen, check for possible origin such as a skin lesion on the legs or lower abdomen. Also in females a vaginal lesion must be ruled out as well as perianal growth. If nothing found glands are to be watched. If the become more numerous, larger or firmer then biopsy indicated.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How long does a groin lymph node stay swollen after a bug bite?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 37 years experience
Big enough: 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 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.

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