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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
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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?

Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
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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

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more


Dr. Eric Chevlen
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I have painful swollen lymph nodes in my groin area ?

Dr. Eric Chevlen
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I have painful swollen lymph nodes in my groin area ?

Infection or cancer: Swollen lymph nodes usually indicate infection or cancer. You should see a doctor to have this checked promptly. ...Read more

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Dr. Maricer Escalon
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Swollen lymph nodes on both side of groin. No open sores or anything . Night sweats and painful swollen lymph nodes. What could this be?

Dr. Maricer Escalon
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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

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Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
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Good morning I had notice this morning (suddenly)that I have one swollen lymph nodes on each side of my groin area( female),no pain, what could this b?

Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
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Good morning I had notice this morning (suddenly)that I have one swollen lymph nodes on each side of my groin area( female),no pain, what could this b?

Inflammation: Lymph nodes enlarge because of some inflammation in their area of drainage. Sometimes this can occur if you have a herpes outbreak or any other infection in the genital area. Let your doctor know if this does not resolve withing a week ...Read more

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Dr. Myron Arlen
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Good morning I had notice this morning (suddenly)that I have one swollen lymph nodes on each side of my groin area( female),what could this be?

Dr. Myron Arlen
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Good morning I had notice this morning (suddenly)that I have one swollen lymph nodes on each side of my groin area( female),what could this be?

Possible tumor: Bilaterality of nodal disease in the groin is inflammatory or neoplastic. How large are the nodes and how firm?. Inflammation is tender. Tumor not tender. Area around anus should be checked for perianal lesion . If lesion is considered suspicious , the node must be removed for dx rather than needle bx which can be misinterpreted. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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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?

Dr. Martin Raff
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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

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Dr. Eric Chevlen
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What to do if I have painful right at the front of my head and at the very back by my neck, sometimes have a fever, swollen lymph nodes in my groin area?

Dr. Eric Chevlen
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What to do if I have painful right at the front of my head and at the very back by my neck, sometimes have a fever, swollen lymph nodes in my groin area?

See doctor: Swollen lymph nodes usually represent infection or malignancy. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Roberts
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I have swollen lymph nodes in my groin. They are not painful and I have no infection. My GP doesn't seem to be concerned. Should I be concerned?

Dr. Richard Roberts
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I have swollen lymph nodes in my groin. They are not painful and I have no infection. My GP doesn't seem to be concerned. Should I be concerned?

No: painless enlarged lymph nodes in the growing are usually caused by little nicks and minor skin infections from the toes on up the legs. Bacteria can drain up the lymphatics to the lymph nodes in the groin, which destroy them, enlarging in the process. They eventually will return to normal size. Rarely, a node will becomeabscessed and require therapy ...Read more

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Dr. Abby Caplin
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I have swollen lymph nodes in my groin, armpits and neck. Groin is most painful. Also have bloating and slight nausea. So worried, what could this be?

Dr. Abby Caplin
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I have swollen lymph nodes in my groin, armpits and neck. Groin is most painful. Also have bloating and slight nausea. So worried, what could this be?

Need check up: The cause is probably nothing serious, most likely a viral infection, but you need to see a doctor to go over your history, examine you, and make sure you don't need other tests, indicating something more serious. Do go in for a check up. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin
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I have had swollen lymph nodes in neck/groin for over three months now. Also, day after drinking alcohol I have painful swelling in neck. Why?

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
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See a physician: Lymphadenitis or swollen lymph nodes is due to viral or bacterial infection. The swollen lymph nodes caused by cancer is not very common condition. I don't think that your case is any different. Rec.: see your pcp for further investigation. ...Read more

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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands is also known as Enlarged lymph nodes. Swollen glands usually refers to enlarged lymph nodes. Lymph nodes may become enlarged during an infection as the nodes fill ...Read more


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