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Common finding: Prominent inguinal lymph nodes are commonly seen on ct. Usually they are less than about 2cm in their shortest dimension and elliptical in shape. If normal they are either not palpable or "soft" to palpation. Very round, rubbery/tender, matted nodes can be seen in infection and malignancies such as lymphoma. ...Read more
Necrotic=Dead: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it enlarges. They are fragile and trauma, severe infection, other things can cause their death (necrosis). You have many. ...Read more
Persistent 2cmx0.7cm inguinal node. All tests normal and on day 6 of abx now...no change either way. Moveable. Should I be worried still?
Inguinal lymph node: Movable, inguinal lymph node, 2 x 0.7 cm x ?. abx is=to antibiotics? for 6 days? Do you have any lower extremity infection or injury? no evidence of FEMORAL Hernia? If you lye flat, and try to manipulate the mass, can you make it go away? if so is a hernia, if not is a lymph node. Is only 1/multiple? do you worry? Ask Dr to reduce it, or to aspirate and do a smear for cytology and gram stain. ...Read more
I have 1 inguinal node enlarged and per us is mildly abnormal. My hcp wants to watch it fora fewmonths it hasbeensoreandfeelsbruised/burns. Worried ?
Tender = inflamed: Inguinal nodes can be enlarged from infection, inflammation or growth in the lower limb, groin or genital areas. This certainly warrants a thorough gyn examination. Node has caused enough concern to warrant an us & report was abnormal. Consider discussing it with a surgeon with view to possible excision biopsy. You will then know if it's benign and stop worrying. Good luck. ...Read more
Multiple reactive sub-centimetric bilateral cervical, axillary & inguinal nodes with no significant FDG uptake therein, is this normal?
Likely so:: Generalized lymphadenopathy with reactive http:///bit.ly/1ECse61 http://bit.ly/1ECse61Get a more detailed answer ›
Painless intermitt. swollen mounds-top thighs not inguinal nodes, but below, & looks like pockets of fluid on diff. parts of thigh. Possibilities?
If not nodes. ..: ..could B varicosities, early. Some times only small segments will appear like U describe. If there is a family history of this, on either side of the family, & it would B a good idea 2 have them evaluated. ...Read more
Is it normal to have slightly visible superficial inguinal nodes for years without infection? Doc said not to worry.
Agree : You have a wise doctor. The inguinal nodes drain your perianal area and the pelvis, all with the potential for inflammatory processes. If the nodes are soft, movable and stable in size and not particularly tender, would ignore. ...Read more
26, unexplained loss of 36 lbs, normal blood tests/thyroid. Enlarged been nodes and hard inguinal nodes. What is this? My dr isn't helpful
Different doctor: Unintended weight loss of 36 lbs warrants evaluation that can only be done in-person. This forum is not appropriate for this issue. If your doctor is not helpful, you should find a new doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more