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What could be the cause of swollen lymph nodes in the groin around the time of my period? This has happened for my last 3 cycles

What could be the cause of swollen lymph nodes in the groin around the time of my period? This has happened for my last 3 cycles

Examination: Newly discovered lymph node swelling should be investigated by a doctor. Often lymph nodes swell as the body fights infection. The menstrual cycle alone should not be causing lymphadenopathy. ...Read more

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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more


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What can cause swollen lymph nodes?

What can cause swollen lymph nodes?

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. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen lymph nodes in my groin?

What could cause swollen lymph nodes in my groin?

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 more

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Can thrush cause swollen lymph nodes?

Can thrush cause swollen lymph nodes?

Yes: Thrush is a type of fungal infection and any infection may cause swollen glands. It's one of the ways human body deals with infections. ...Read more

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What cancers cause swollen lymph nodes?

What cancers cause swollen lymph nodes?

Many can: Non-hodgkin's lymphoma and hodgkin's lymphoma commonly cause swelling of lymph nodes. But any cancer that spreads to a lymph node can cause swelling of the involved lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Can metformin cause swollen lymph nodes?

Can metformin cause swollen lymph nodes?

No: I have never heard of that happening with metformin. See your doctor for an evaluation of the swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen lymph nodes in lungs?

What can cause swollen lymph nodes in lungs?

A number of things: Infections, malignancy, and autoimmune diseases can all cause swollen lymph nodes in the lungs. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen lymph nodes in groin/neck?

It depends: We need to know more . How long have you had these nodes and what is their size? Are they increasing in size? if they are bigger than 2 Cm and increasing in size in 1 to 2 months, you need to be examined by a physician. If the nodes are suspicious for Cancer, a biopsy is the best way to find out or exclude Cancer as the cause. Infections can also cause swelling of lymph nodes(Tender to touch) ...Read more

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Could poor oral hygiene cause swollen lymph nodes?

Could poor oral hygiene cause swollen lymph nodes?

Definitely: Swollen lymph nodes are one of the body's chief ways to ward off disease from infection, tumors, etc. Small lymph vessels connect each node like a string of pearls trapping cellular debris and fluid to be filtered, drained, and diseases destroyed by this lymphatic system located everywhere throughout the body. Poor oral hygiene can lead to infection which drains to the nearby lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Might it be that a gallstone cause swollen lymph nodes?

Yes, it can: Cause inflamed lymph nodes next to the gallbladder, when it gets inflamed. But you will not be able to feel these lymph nodes because they are deep inside. If you can feel enlarged lymph nodes in the neck or groin, these are not caused by gallstones. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more