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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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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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