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Are Swollen Lymph Nodes Visible
2 swollen lymph nodes on one side of groin for 1mth now. No visible sores or cuts. Haven't had sex in over 3 months. What could it be? Mild discomfort
R.O. Tumor: Enlarged or swollen lymph glands in groin not normal The process is inflammatory or tumor. Inflammatory nodes usually resolve and are tender arising from a site of inflammation usually on abdominal wall. Must R.O. primary or metastatic tumor to nodes. Check for skin lesions of lower abdominal wall, legs, or perianal region. If no site found bx of node to consider followed by needed therapy. ...Read more
Not always.: While it is true that lymph nodes that remain stable in size are "more likely than not" to be cancerous, that is not an absolute rule. In fact, many lymphomas may grow very slowly and not demonstrate any appreciable change in size over a few years. I advise you to seek out medical evaluation, if for no other reason than peace of mind. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It all Depends: Our lymph system is healthy when it is active, protecting us from infections, even if we cannot feel we have been exposed to a foreign bug or substance. So, in general lymph node activity should reassure us of our health. Now, if the nodes keep growing, become painful or persist well past the time of fighting off an infection then medical care should be sought for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many....: The most common cause of swollen lymph nodes is infection (bacterial or viral). It sometimes can take 1-2 months for the enlarged lymph nodes to return to their normal size after an infection. If the lymph nodes continue to grow, occur in different areas of the body, or you start getting sick symptoms (fevers, unexplained weight loss, night sweats, fatigue), i would go see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It must be reason: For that, the most common are: 1-nfection. 2-virus. 3-inflammation: infiltration with inflammatory cells during infection or inflammation in a region of a given lymph node. 4-cancer. 5-cancer of the blood: uncontrolled, malignant multiplication of lymphocytes as in lymphoma or leukemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get swollen lymph nodes? Is he right?
Depends where how: Swollen lymph nodes are common as a consequence of infections. Lymph tissue participates in the immune response against infection, so lymph nodes temporarily enlarge, then recede in size after the infection is conquered. Lymph nodes that enlarge beyond the size of a walnut, are very painful, or persist should be examined by your doctor. ...Read more
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