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Glands in neck, collarbone, groin, thighs, armpits enlarged for 3 yrs generally unwell, biopsy in 2 weeks, weight loss , any ideas? Slightly worried ... X
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I used a public restroom and afterwards noticed a red bump on my inner thigh. Days later it grew to a nickel size. What could it be?
Lump: A hard, tender lump could represent a MRSA abscess which might require drainage by a doctor. Certain antibiotics may be needed such as Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) Clindamycin or doxycycline to treat it. Warm, moist compresses or soaks in Epsom salts may help it drain. Please see your doctor, or do a consult with a HealthTap doctor today. ...Read more
Had a massive bruise that grew over few days, now 3 more on other leg and a big one under thigh. Is this serious? Hate unnecessary dr appts
Spontaneous bruise: spontaneous bruises can occur because of medications, platelet problems or clotting issues. You should be evaluated to find the cause. ...Read more
Something bit my thigh. It's surrounded by black bruises and grew to 3 seperate bumps. We thought it was mosquitoes but the bite is bigger-what is it?
Urgent Medical Need: If you have something that is growing or spreading it is time to put the computer away and get to a doctor. Infections in the skin can become life threatening. There is an epidemic of a drug resistant form of staph infection. Please call your family doctor and get in to be seen today. ...Read more
I have pain in my thighs at irregular intervals(for the past 3 months).My calves have been enlarged for a long time. I fear this is Muscular Dystrophy?
If you're not: weak when you try to stand, and you walk ok, MD is very unlikely. Pain in muscles could bemany things.Talk to your Dr. ...Read more
Would like to know if it's HIV. Pimple between groin and thigh.Pimple like formation which grew big slightly away from arm pit. Stool not going fully.
Swollen & painful lymph node in right groin area between pelvis and right thigh. Had it for ages but recently enlarged after vaccinations. What is it?
Regional adenopathy: For a young man with a history of STI I will rather investigate the possibility of another STI as the nodes in this region are commonly affected with such infections. Assessment of infection in the lower extremities and other more serious pathologies should be screened out. I will like to recommend a consult with Infectious Dse. MD in the network for continued evaluation. Take care. ...Read more