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Normal Size Of Inguinal Lymph Nodes
Can skinny people feel almost all their normal lymph nodes in neck groin and armpits? What size is considered unenlarged?
size differs: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have 2 pea sized, rubbery, movable lymph nodes on the left side of my body (armpit and groin). I have no other symptoms. Normal CBC. should I worry?
Need an exam: Lymph node enlargement(lymphadenopathy) is often due to a recent infection and sometimes underlying malignancy, or other disorders. If the lymph nodes have been present for a long time without enlarging in size there is less chance of malignancy. It would be best to have your physician examen you. He or she may decide to watch the nodes for a while or possibly order a lymph node biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well I'm skinny about 5'11 and 149lbs and I can feel my lymph nodes and I was just wondering if inguinal groin nodes the size of raisins are normal? I haven't been in sexual contact in almost 8 months and the person I was with has been tested in every way
Nodes: Nodes normally are about that size or slightly larger. If you shave your pubic area that can lead to enlargement. I would be concerned if the nodes were rock hard or getting bigger. If you're still concerned, go see a gyn for a thorough pelvic examination that includes palpating the nodes and a pap smear. ...Read more
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
Not Normal, BUT...: May not be pathological either. Best for you to get an evaluation of your chronic lypmhadenopathy. ...Read more
All small sizes: 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
27 year old female, 115 lbs. When i lay down i can feel lymph nodes on both sides of my groin, each about 2 cm. They are movable. Is this normal?
No: It needs diagnosis locally rather than guess work. ...Read more
I'm currently fighting off a cold. I know it's normal for the lymph nodes in your neck to swell, but should the ones near my groin be swelling aswell?
Lymph node swelling: Swelling of lymph nodes near the groin is not related fighting off a cold. Best to see you doctor for examination. ...Read more
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