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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

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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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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I have swollen lymph nodes under my armpit and my groin. I've also had sharp pain around my ovaries and back pain, not period. What could cause this?

I have swollen lymph nodes under my armpit and my groin. I've also had sharp pain around my ovaries and back pain, not period. What could cause this?

Swollen lymph nodes: 23 F notes swollen lymph nodes in armpit and groin. What could cause this? ANS: if a Dr has documented the swollen notes I can't think of many good things that this can be. Bad thinks include lymphoma ad Hodgkins. But need to talk to your Dr who knows you best. ...Read more

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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 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 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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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

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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