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Doctor insights on: Inguinal Lymph Nodes

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Where are inguinal lymph nodes for?

Where are inguinal lymph nodes for?

All over the body: Lymph nodes, sometimes incorrectly called "glands" & are a vital part of immune system. They filter out foreign particles including bacteria and malignant cells. Can limit spread of infections. Can become enlarged with infection or cancer cells. Which is useful for "staging" tumors. However, enlargement, especially in children, is benign more often than not. Always consult your dr. When in doubt. ...Read more

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How many inguinal lymph nodes are there?

A whole lot !: 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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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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What is subcentimeter bilateral inguinal lymph nodes?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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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Should inguinal lymph nodes be the same size as each other, or bilaterally?

No: Inguinal lymph nodes can be bilateral or unilateral but are usually quite small. Any nodes bigger that 1 1/2 cm are bothersome and need to be further investigated! ...Read more

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2 Inguinal lymph nodes(symmetrical). 2 docs say de can stay forever common for guys my age (16) true? Also if poke them can they get bigger/stay lnger

No worries: Your doctor is right. It's common to feel lymph nodes in the groin in healthy people, generally due to past minor infections. As long as they aren't particularly large or tender, nothing need be done. Your doc also is correct about poking and prodding making them more tender, larger, or persist longer. Hands off. ...Read more

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Can an inguinal ligament pull cause slight enlargement of inguinal lymph nodes?

Lymph nodes: What's more likely is you are 'noticing' your lymph nodes now that you've sustained an injury. These 'groin' lymph nodes are almost always slightly enlarged to some degree because of bowel function. Poop is loaded with bacteria, and with daily BMs, the immune system stays on alert to prevent any complications from normal biological function. To be sure-have a MD check these out at your next visit. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel inguinal lymph nodes in toddler in the absence of any noticeable rash, etc?

Is it normal to feel inguinal lymph nodes in toddler in the absence of any noticeable rash, etc?

Yes: Lymph nodes are part of the body's immune system and especially in small children and toddlers, are often enlarged, without apparent cause. If they are larger than 2-3 cm, or persist for longer than say 2 weeks, or more appear, or your child is ill, have the toddler seen. ...Read more