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What can cause inguinal lymph node swelling?

What can cause inguinal lymph node swelling?

These nodes filter : Lymph from perianal, genital zones, and infections can cause transient enlargement. Inected nodes are tender to touch usually. Persistent enlarging nodes may need biopsy. Some start with empiric antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Is inguinal lymph node swelling a sign of cervical cancer? Not other symptoms and pap last year was negative

Is inguinal lymph node swelling a sign of cervical cancer? 
Not other symptoms and pap last year was negative

Not usually: There are many reasons for inguinal node enlargement and cervical cancer is low on this list. If you are healthy otherwise. give it a couple more weeks to see how they progress. If you have lower abdominal or genital problems, you will need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can varicocele cause swelling of lymph nodes in the groin? Varicocele is diagnosed, but lymph node swelling seems to accompany the pain.

Can varicocele cause swelling of lymph nodes in the groin?  Varicocele is diagnosed, but lymph node swelling seems to accompany the pain.

Second look: Varicocele is not generally associated with enlarged lymph nodes. There may some thing else going on in the groin of lower extremity. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an in-person examination. ...Read more

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Reading conflicting info online - can genital herpes (HSV-2) of the groin cause lymph node swelling in the neck along with the groin?

Reading conflicting info online - can genital herpes (HSV-2) of the groin cause lymph node swelling in the neck along with the groin?

That's news to me: Since essentially all young adults have a few swollen lymph nodes in the neck, and it's healthy (they're your friends), it would be impossible to investigate this (frankly silly-sounding) claim. If the nodes in your neck flare when your genital herpes lesions do, maybe there's a connection. No big deal. Otherwise, stop worrying and get on with your life and be thankful for good health. ...Read more

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Can a hair bump in groin area caus lymph node swelling in upper right groin area?

Can a hair bump in groin area caus lymph node swelling  in upper right groin area?

Yes: Lymph nodes in the right groin area are associated with your legs and genital area. Any type of inflammation or infection in those areas can cause your groin lymph nodes to swell. If you have an ingrown hair bump in your groin that is inflamed, it could be the cause. Other causes can include a sexually transmitted disease or even cancer. See a health provider to be sure. ...Read more

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I have a swollen inguinal lymph node on my right side only. I have no other symptoms or illnesses besides a foot strain. Is the swelling normal?

I have a swollen inguinal lymph node on my right side only. I have no other symptoms or illnesses besides a foot strain. Is the swelling normal?

Inguinal node: Inguinal nodes are actually the least specific nodes we have since they drain so many areas...entire leg, pelvic area. So usually they are related to an infection you may not even be aware of...if it stays enlarged for more than 2 weeks you should have it looked at and a pelvic exam as well. Look your foot and leg over for any scrapes or scratches. ...Read more

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I have pain and swelling in groin. Recent CT scan states nonspecific inguinal lymph node. What kind of doctor does a biopsy?

It depends: A radiologist can perform a ct guided needle biopsy. A surgeon can perform an excisional biopsy. Surgeons and other physicians may be able to perform needle biopsies if they have access to ultrasound equipment or if the mass is palpable. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause ing lymph node swelling and persistence for 7 weeks?

Can allergies cause ing lymph node swelling and persistence for 7 weeks?

Consider other cause: lymph notes become tender and swollen whenever that area of the body becomes inflamed. It is unlikely that allergy could cause this unless you have open sores or inflammation on your legs or genital area. it would be advisable for you to have this checked out if it has continued for this long. To make sure you don't have a hidden infection ...Read more

Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more