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What are the possible causes of a large painless swollen lymph node in the groin (2 cm or so) that lasted about a month without other symptoms?

What are the possible causes of a large painless swollen lymph node in the groin (2 cm or so) that lasted about a month without other symptoms?

Infection or tumor: A large palpable painless node in groin is abnormal and may be inflammatory or neoplastic. One checks the abdominal wall and skin of extremity on the side of the node. Then one examines rectum and perianal area for inflammation or tumor. If source not identified then node bx indicated to RO lymphoma or other cause. ...Read more

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22 female, 9 weeks painless swollen lymph node, 5 weeks night fevers/chills, 2 1/2 weeks night/day fevers/chills, 1 week malaise, 4 days no appetite.

22 female, 9 weeks painless swollen lymph node, 5 weeks night fevers/chills, 2 1/2 weeks night/day fevers/chills, 1 week malaise, 4 days no appetite.

Go to see MD: Need to see your pmd for further eval. Your pmd can do some basic work up etc. If necessary, referral to specialist/s — for instance to see a hematologist/oncologist, id specialist etc can be done though your pmd. Conditions like infection, inflammation, autoimmune, malignancy can cause the symptoms you experience. Go to see your pmd. ...Read more

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I noticed a really small painless swollen lymph node behind my ear&few days ago I noticed a painless small swollen lymph note behind my head. Worry?

I noticed a really small painless swollen lymph node behind my ear&few days ago I noticed a painless small swollen lymph note behind my head. Worry?

Watch and wait: There is no need to worry. You may feel the node every couple of weeks, if the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, or lose weight, you should see a doctor.
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Are painless swollen lymph nodes for 2 years likely yo be cancerous? No other symptoms. No other conditions related.

Are painless swollen lymph nodes for 2 years likely yo be cancerous? No other symptoms. No other conditions related.

How big?: That is a good long time. In a young woman it could be hodgkin's disease even with minimal symptoms. In an older patient it could be indolent non-hodgkin's lymphoma. This is the worst case, but may be deserving of some work-up. ...Read more

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I have read that painless swollen lymph nodes that are non tender are mostly cancerous. Is this true?

I have read that painless swollen lymph nodes that are non tender are mostly cancerous. Is this true?

Not true.: Lymph nodes can become enlarged from infections, inflammation, and many benign conditions. They can also be enlarged (and painless) if involved by cancer. Typically, we don't worry about cancer for lymph nodes that return to normal size after a few days or weeks. ...Read more

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Movable painless swollen lymph node in armpit it's been there for 5+ years I believe had ultrasound doctor request biopsy to be safe I'm 18 cancer?

Movable painless swollen lymph node in armpit it's been there for 5+ years I believe had ultrasound doctor request biopsy to be safe I'm 18 cancer?

Unlikely: If the node has remained unchanged in 5+ years, it is not likely to be cancer. You may wish to get a second opinion before opting for biopsy, as it may not be warranted. ...Read more

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I have two painless swollen lymph nodes on right jaw (I think submandibular gland) for quite some time. I can feel them with hands. I use snuff.

I have two painless swollen lymph nodes on right jaw (I think submandibular gland) for quite some time. I can feel them with hands. I use snuff.

Needs eval: These need to be evaluated by your doctor or ENT specialist. You are correct to be concerned, especially since you appropriately report you use snuff which can contribute to the risk of mouth cancer even, unfortunately, at your young age. The fact that they are painless and you don't report an associated infection is also concerning. Make an appointment today. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Heavy bleeding with every bm for many years, painless swollen lymph node in groin (new) lump above breast. Cbc and chest xray were normal worrisome?

Heavy bleeding with every bm for many years, painless swollen lymph node in groin (new) lump above breast. Cbc and chest xray were normal worrisome?

GI bleeds: Definitely you need to check yourself with a gastroenterologist and your internist. This should not be negleted especially that now you have a lump above the stomac and other lymphnods. You may need a colonoscopy, other studies and may need a diagnostic biopsy to define the problem. ...Read more

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Wbc 10.4, anemic, mpv 6.3, mild petechia, joint pain, headaches, painless swollen lymph nodes in neck, fatigue, bruising, night sweats. No dr., no ins?

Wbc 10.4, anemic, mpv 6.3, mild petechia, joint pain, headaches, painless swollen lymph nodes in neck, fatigue, bruising, night sweats. No dr., no ins?

ER or clinic: The combination of swollen lymph nodes, anemia and petech. With night sweats and fatigue require that this patient be seen in an er or clinic for referral to a hematologist. Most emergency rooms will evaluate and stabilize a patient. Teaching hospitals may offer a place for this patient. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can shaving groin area cause a painless, small swollen lymph node?

Not uncommon: If shaving in this area exposes hair follicle to secondary infection, then the consequence is a groin lesion or node . Should such a groin lesion however be noted and is not a phenomenon of inflammation in groin then one would need to bx the groin node for possible malignancy ...Read more

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I am a 19-year-old female. I have had unexplained, painless, hard, swollen lymph nodes throughout my left posterior cervical nodes for the past 3 mon?

I am a 19-year-old female. I have had unexplained, painless, hard, swollen lymph nodes throughout my left posterior cervical nodes for the past 3 mon?

Needs evaluation: The new appearance of bunches of lymph nodes anywhere on the body could be a signal of something serious with your health. You should see your family doctor very soon to have this looked at. ...Read more

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I finished a full course of Zithromax and I still have painless pharyngitis, a swollen lymph node (but it went down) and a cough. Should I be worried?

I finished a full course of Zithromax and I still have painless pharyngitis, a swollen lymph node (but it went down) and a cough. Should I be worried?

Pharyngitis: You probably have a viral illness for which Antibiotics are not indicated. Drink a lot of clear fluids, get rest. Should be better in five days. ...Read more

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Is a painless swollen mastoid lymph node for 10 months a cause for concern?

It could be. : Painless masses that persist are worrisome. Please see your primary care provider to have it evaluated. You may need to see a specialist. ...Read more

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40 y/o w male with a soft, painless, swollen auxiliary lymph node under Rt arm x 4 wks. Neck pain and bi-lat swelling parotid & saliva nodes x 1wk?

40 y/o w male with a soft, painless, swollen auxiliary lymph node under Rt arm x 4 wks. Neck pain and bi-lat swelling parotid & saliva nodes x 1wk?

Give priority to...: 40 y/o male w a soft painless, swollen auxiliary lymph node under Rt arm X 4 wks. Neck pain and bi-lat swelling parotid & saliva nodes X 1wk? Need to see PCP for Physical Examination, Labs & Imaging studies if indicated. One should give priority to this concern. ...Read more

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Firm, painless nonmoving 1cm swollen lymph node outer armpit (no hair there) 5wks. Scared it could be cancer. Follow up apt this week. 28 y/o female.

Firm, painless nonmoving 1cm swollen lymph node outer armpit (no hair there) 5wks. Scared it could be cancer. Follow up apt this week. 28 y/o female.

Might not be node: Significant node in axilla is found deep against axillary vein. Firm subcutaneous cyst or sweat gland lesion can present as you note. If more lesions appear in this area or enlargemtn proresses then bx needed. For Ca to appear other than lymphoma a primary must be noted in upper arm, chest wall or breast. ...Read more