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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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What could cause swelling in lymph nodes in groin?

What could cause swelling in lymph nodes in groin?

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 more

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What could cause the swelling of lymph nodes in groin?

What could cause the swelling of lymph nodes in groin?

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 more

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Can atletes foot cause swelling in the groin?

Can atletes foot cause swelling in the groin?

Fungus or lymph node: A fungal skin infection can cause athlete's foot and "jock itch". Do you have redness and itch in groin? Swelling in groin could also be an enlarged lymph node. Get checked by your doc. ...Read more

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Can a hydrocele or varicocele in adult cause a little swelling in the groin?

Can a hydrocele or varicocele in adult cause a little swelling in the groin?

H'cele yes V'cele no: A hydrocele can extend up into the groin, but varicoceles almost invariably remain in scrotum. I have seen many hundreds of varicoceles over the years & never seen one extend up into the groin. ...Read more

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Had groin node exc biop-benign but cervical nodes still up and down with swelling. Cxr-normal, labs-normal, abd US-normal..what else could be cause?

Had groin node exc biop-benign but cervical nodes still up and down with swelling. Cxr-normal, labs-normal, abd US-normal..what else could be cause?

Swollen nodes: Hi NValencia, it sounds like a fairly good work up this far. Not knowing which cervical nodes you are speaking of, i would look in your mouth and check your sinuses. Dental caries, tonsilitis, sinus infections, folloculitis (ingrown hair), and viral infections of the mouth can cause this as well. Hope that helps ...Read more

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80 days after scrotal trauma still some actions cause pulling pain in groin.Its not 24/7.Urologist says still some swelling is present, possible?

80 days after scrotal trauma still some actions cause pulling pain in groin.Its not 24/7.Urologist says still some swelling is present, possible?

Portect the jewsl: Depending on the degree of the initial inflammation and bruising, as well as th exact anatomical location , it can take months before swelling completelty subsides. Scrotal elevation may help this. The inflammatory cells and proteins have to get through a few layers of tightly woven facial layers and this may explain why it may take loner to see complete resolution. ...Read more

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Can a hit or waxing done with trimming machine in the groin area, cause swelling of lymph nodes in that region?

Can a hit or waxing done with trimming machine in the groin area, cause swelling of lymph nodes in that region?

Possibly: 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 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

Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more