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Doctor insights on: Normal Size Of Inguinal Lymph Nodes

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Can skinny people feel almost all their normal lymph nodes in neck groin and armpits? What size is considered unenlarged?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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

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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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I can feel lymph nodes in groin and armpits ( less than 1 cm) since 3 years. Is it normal?

Not Normal, BUT...: May not be pathological either. Best for you to get an evaluation of your chronic lypmhadenopathy. ...Read more

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What size are the lymph nodes in the groin?

What size are the lymph nodes in the groin?

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

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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