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I have a sore on the bottom of my foot. How can I tell if it is infected? There is no puss but I think my lymph node in my groin is swollen.

I have a sore on the bottom of my foot. How can I tell if it is infected? There is no puss but I think my lymph node in my groin is swollen.

Red, warm?: If so, it may be infected. Streaking red lines from that sore or a fever would be the first signs of cellulitis and that needs attention. ...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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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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Seroma size of grapefruit in groin 3 weeks post lymph node removal. What to do, very painful. ?

Seroma size of grapefruit in groin 3 weeks post lymph node removal. What to do, very painful. ?

Painful seroma: if large and painful have it be evaluated by the lymph node removing surgeon with a view to possible ultrasound-guided drainage for symptom relief and to exclude infection ...Read more

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I noticed a swollen lymph node on my right groin area yesterday in the shower. It is painful to touch and accompanied by a slight fever of 99.7 help?

I noticed a swollen lymph node on my right groin area yesterday in the shower. It is painful to touch and accompanied by a slight fever of 99.7 help?

See your doctor: Lymph nodes which are painful are usually infected-- you need to see your doctor for a full exam to be evaluated and have some lab tests done for infections both viral and bacterial. Good luck. ...Read more

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Help! can anal fissure cause enlarged lymph node in groin?

Help! can anal fissure cause enlarged lymph node in groin?

Usually not unless: The fissure has got infected and you now have a perirectal abscess. Best to be examined by a colon and rectal surgeon to offer proper advice on management of either. ...Read more

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Have one swollen lymph node in groin, right side. 2cm. Been fighting cellulitis in right leg for over a month. Is this normal or should I be worried?

Have one swollen lymph node in groin, right side. 2cm. Been fighting cellulitis in right leg for over a month. Is this normal or should I be worried?

? reactive lymph nod: Most likely do to the infection in your leg, It's not unusual for the lymph node in the area of an infection to become enlarged. Unusual to have a cellulitis for over a month. I'd discuss it with your physician. ...Read more

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Extremely painful and swollen/tender inguinal lymph node in left groin area. About 2.5 inches long and growing. No know injuries or infections. ?

Extremely  painful and swollen/tender inguinal lymph node in left groin area. About 2.5 inches long and growing. No know injuries or infections. ?

See a doctor.: That sounds like it needs to be seen. Nodes can get infected but there are also glands in the same area that get infected. Either way tender enlarging lesions need to be seen. You may need antibiotics or even drainage and packing. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node on groin and now a very painful boil popped up on my ear. Hot to the touch and red. Could these be related? What to do?

Swollen lymph node on groin and now a very painful boil popped up on my ear. Hot to the touch and red. Could these be related? What to do?

Unrelated: Boil on ear frequently from infected sebaceous cyst which should be treated with warm soaks and if necessary antibiotics. If resolving and cystic structure found then excision of cyst necessary to prevent recurrence. No way that lymph node in groin can be connected to ear. From the ear, any infection would spread to cervical nodes. ...Read more

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