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Painful Swollen Lymph Nodes In Groin
My 6 1/2 week grandson has a painful swollen lymph node in his groin... in hospital doctors can not figure out what is causing this?
Poor thing!: Tina, I'm sorry your grandson is in pain; There are many possible causes of a mass in the "inguinal area." Hernia, hydrocele, lymph node inflammation, and undescended testicle being the most common. If not already done, I would ask for an ultrasound. Watch for fever, as any fever over 100.4 rectal can be a sign of a spreading infection in a 6 wk old child. Hope ur grandson feels better soon ...Read more
Painful swollen lymph node (left side) groin 2 painful bumps, lumps, on vagina lip (left) and the entire left lip is swollen.?
What can cause swollen painful lymph nodes in the groin area of a 15 yr. Old male with pain around lower back and upper thigh area?
I have reoccurring swollen lymph nodes in groin. These swell to around size of black olive or 2. Red, painful, they go away and come back. Is it bad?
Worth an exam: Not necessarily bad, but worth an exam when they are active. Hidradenitis, among others is a possibility. ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes on both side of groin. No open sores or anything . Night sweats and painful swollen lymph nodes. What could this be?
See someone: Hello - you should see a general surgeon (or your primary care doctor) for an evaluation. He/she will examine you and determine if a biopsy is necessary. It could be nothing serious but lymphoma may need to be ruled-out. The first step is a consultation and an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes. Had one in groin a few months ago;still there/not as noticeable. Wasn't painful. Noticed one in armpit today/is painful.same side?
Lymphadenopathy: If this doesn't recede and become not painful in a week or so, or it gets progressively worse, see your PCP. ...Read more
Usually nothing.: This is the place where enlarged lymph glands are most often found. If not tender or hard, and if they are under 1 cm in diameter there usually is no problem. If that is not the case, or if there are other symptoms like fever, night sweats or weight loss, they might need to be biopsied. ...Read more
It depends: We need to know more . How long have you had these nodes and what is their size? Are they increasing in size? if they are bigger than 2 Cm and increasing in size in 1 to 2 months, you need to be examined by a physician. If the nodes are suspicious for Cancer, a biopsy is the best way to find out or exclude Cancer as the cause. Infections can also cause swelling of lymph nodes(Tender to touch) ...Read more
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