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Painful left inguinal lymph node, and nausea 2weeks after mirena (levonorgestrel) removal only have one partner for last 2 years can it be pid?

Painful left inguinal lymph node, and nausea 2weeks after mirena (levonorgestrel) removal only have one partner for last 2 years can it be pid?

Possibly: I would definitely get checked out by your gynecologist. These symptoms might suggest an infection or pid. Better to get it checked out to make sure you're ok. ...Read more

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Extremely painful and swollen/tender inguinal lymph node in left groin area. About 2.5 inches long and growing. No know injuries or infections. ?

Extremely  painful and swollen/tender inguinal lymph node in left groin area. About 2.5 inches long and growing. No know injuries or infections. ?

See a doctor.: That sounds like it needs to be seen. Nodes can get infected but there are also glands in the same area that get infected. Either way tender enlarging lesions need to be seen. You may need antibiotics or even drainage and packing. ...Read more

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Painful swollen right side groin lymph nodes?

Painful swollen right side groin lymph nodes?

Nearby infection: Painful swollen lymph nodes on one side may often suggest that you have a nearby infection on that side. It should resolve when the infection goes away. The swollen lymph node suggests that your body is working to fight infection. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis cause painful groin lymph nodes?

Uncommonly: Endometriosis can cause pain anywhere in a body. It has been detected even in lung, brain, all over the abdomen and even in men. If the groin pain is related to your period it could be endometriosis although unlikely. ...Read more

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I have swollen and painful lymph nodes next to my groin. How do I treat this?

I have swollen and painful lymph nodes next to my groin. How do I treat this?

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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I run 30-50 miles per wk and have had enlarged groin lymph nodes for months. Recently turned painful (rt & left) is this associated with my running?

Unlikely, unless ...: Unless running shorts' lining rubbing in groin area leading to ingrown hairs which may be mistaken for swollen glands. Consider changing shorts. If no better or actually getting worse, go see your Family Doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible that herpes could cause a big painless node(s) in the groin or are herpes lymph nodes always going to be tender/painful?3 day aftersex

Is it possible that herpes could cause a big painless node(s) in the groin or are herpes lymph nodes always going to be tender/painful?3 day aftersex

Thoughts: Typically if you first get infected with herpes, small sores, scabs and itching occur first and then the virus lays dormant for years. That presentation sounds more like an infected follicle which you could use bacitracin for. See your doctor or someone with an infectious disease background and be examined. You can check a blood test to rule out exposure if really concerned. ...Read more

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What caused the lymph nodes in the groin to be painful?

Infection: In general, pain in lymph nodes is usually a sign of an infectious process. If it doesn't go away, you should go see your doctor so he/she can examine you. ...Read more

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What are the causes of extremely painful groin lymph nodes?

Monitoring Centers: 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. A lymph node "tastes" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They may be painful. ...Read more