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Why do I have enlarged inguinal lymph nodes?

Why do I have enlarged inguinal lymph nodes?

Infection?: Possibly infection. There are also some more serious causes, such as lymphoma. Symptoms like these are best evaluated in person by your physician. Based on the findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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My left inguinal lymph node has been swollen for approximately two weeks and continues to enlarge. It's hard, warm, and sensitive to touch. It's almos?

Go see a doctor: Any lymph node that is continuing to enlarge is a sign of something serious that needs medical attention. You should go see your family doctor right away. If you can not get to him/her, you may have to go to the Er to see a doctor in the ER. ...Read more

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I have pain , sorenessin vulval region with inguinal lymph node mild enlarged and painful.Whitnesh of vulvsl skin are observed .No discharge?

I have pain , sorenessin vulval region with inguinal lymph node mild enlarged and painful.Whitnesh of vulvsl skin are observed .No discharge?

As above: What u have described can be a sign of infection . It is worthwhile to see u gynecologist for evaluation and work up , as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Inguinal lymph node right only!. Is this serious?

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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What to do about inguinal lymph node right only!?

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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How should a deep inguinal lymph node get infected?

How should a deep inguinal lymph node get infected?

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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How would you treat a deep inguinal lymph node that's infected?

How would you treat a deep inguinal lymph node that's infected?

Infection: If you do have an infected node, there may be a source of infection that may need to be identified in the groin area or lower leg. It should be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Inguinal lymph node had shrunk for a few weeks and now seems back to where it was before..do malignant nodes shrink and grow?

Usually no: Anything is possible but these inguinal lymph nodes may re related to foot fungus or other reasons. You need to discuss with your physician to see what evaluation is necessary. ...Read more

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Swollen inguinal lymph node, and it feels firm, though it is less than 2cm. It's been there for 3 days. Not sick. Should i be concerned?

Other symptoms?: A rash in that area can cause a swollen lymph node. Do you have any new bruising, fatigue, large lymph nodes anywhere else, fevers, night sweats or unintentional weight loss? If any of these, you need to see doc now. If really not sick (like you said), you could watch this. If it increases in size any more, i would have a doc look at it. Otherwise, lymph nodes can take 1-2 months to go away. ...Read more

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Why do I need 2 biopsies of inguinal lymph node if no cancer is found?

Your doc knows best.: Sometimes a single biopsy is not conclusive. In medicine we must be sure of the diagnosis. That may require an additional sample. ...Read more

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Whats an open inguinal lymph node biopsy?

Whats an open inguinal lymph node biopsy?

Surgery: This is where a small surgical incision is made and the lymph node is dissected out and removed or at least a portion of the lymph node is cut out and sent for testing and cultures. This is not as commonly done with inguinal nodes as it is for nodes in other areas. ...Read more

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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

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Is it safe to have sex with a swollen inguinal lymph node?

Is it safe to have sex with a swollen inguinal lymph node?

Lymph node: It may be safe to have sex, but you should go see your doctor for this lymph node swelling and get it checked out. It may be significant. ...Read more

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I have one swollen inguinal lymph node. Its soft, moveable, about 1 cm, & heart shaped. It could be 2 that are matted. Its hard to tell. Causing panic

Groin lymph nodes: Don't panic. These nodes are usually the largest in the body because they are located in an area that isn't clean and they have to manage a lot of activity. If they don't hurt and you don't have any new symptoms (vaginal discharge or foul odor), then just keep an eye on it/them. If painful or not going away, you can show a doctor. ...Read more

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My 1 year old has an inguinal lymph node in her right leg her pediatritian said is nothing to worry about and is common in nfants, should I be worried?

Common : Most infants will have lymph glands in either inguinal fold that measure about the size of a peanut. They are normal findings.On occasion they may double their size during a simple viral illness, after some vaccines or when a skin disturbance is located nearby. ...Read more

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Can a painless pea size swollen inguinal lymph node be a sign of a std? If so which ones and how Common is this? Anything to worry about?

Enlarged lymph node: a swollen inguinal node could be from any cause of irritation or inflammation (and infection) in the surrounding area. It could also be a residual node from a past irritation. If there is the possibility of having a STD, schedule an appointment with your doctor for testing and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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