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Is a male produces more estrogen than usual, can you that male developed enlarged thighs ?

Is a male produces more estrogen than usual, can you that male developed enlarged thighs ?

Breasts, yes: Breast development can occur in males with excess amounts of estrogen, but enlarged thighs are either due to muscle development or fat, not estrogen. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have an enlarged lymph node in your upper thigh?

What exactly does it mean to have an enlarged lymph node in your upper thigh?

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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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?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Unlikely but: This is not typical of HIV but likely from another kind of infection. See your doctor. It is always a good idea to get tested for HIV if you participate in unprotected sex and perhaps this is a good time for you to consider safe sex practice. ...Read more

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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

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Why you lymph node in upper thigh near to testis...Not on testis but near.....Enlarge? Is it STD or infection of another source?

Why you lymph node in upper thigh near to testis...Not on testis but near.....Enlarge? Is it STD or infection of another source?

Possible infection: The presence of an enlarged lymph node in the groin is in response to a possible pelvic infection, or a skin infection, and in rare instances can be associated with lymphoma. ...Read more

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