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Doctor insights on: Shotty Inguinal Lymph Nodes

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Can untreated, recurrent Tinea Versicolor all over the trunk & groin regions cause enlarged, or shotty, lymph nodes in groin, armpits, & neck?

Can untreated, recurrent Tinea Versicolor all over the trunk & groin regions cause enlarged, or shotty, lymph nodes in groin, armpits, & neck?

No- tests needed: Recurrent fungal Skin infections don't result in shotty lymph nodes. In a young adult, other conditions should be evaluated. This includes viral infections such as HIV. ...Read more

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The region or crease between ...Read more


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Been to dr at least 6 times for swollon lymph nodes in neck and groin. All say they are "shotty nodes". Now I found another node in my armpit. Cancer?

Been to dr at least 6 times for swollon lymph nodes in neck and groin. All say they are "shotty nodes". Now I found another node in my armpit. Cancer?

Why so many times?: If you had cancer in your lymph glands, they would have continued to enlarge, leading your doctor to do a biopsy. Unless the lymph nodes are growing and become bigger than 1.5 to 2cm (one inch), it is hard to think of them as cancerous (normal nodes can be palpable as you have felt them yourself). Please quit feeling for them as it only makes you more nervous and anxious. Get checked 1-2 times/yr. ...Read more

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Are "shotty" lymph nodes abnormal?

Are "shotty" lymph nodes abnormal?

Usually not: Many people have lymph nodes that can be felt. This can result from common problems like allergies. If they are rapidly growing it can be a sign of a serious problem. ...Read more

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Where are inguinal lymph nodes for?

Where are inguinal lymph nodes for?

All over the body: Lymph nodes, sometimes incorrectly called "glands" & are a vital part of immune system. They filter out foreign particles including bacteria and malignant cells. Can limit spread of infections. Can become enlarged with infection or cancer cells. Which is useful for "staging" tumors. However, enlargement, especially in children, is benign more often than not. Always consult your dr. When in doubt. ...Read more

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How many lymph nodes in your groin?

How many lymph nodes in your groin?

Many, Many: 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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Can you feel lymph nodes in your groin?

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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How many inguinal lymph nodes are there?

A whole lot!: 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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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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What is subcentimeter bilateral inguinal lymph nodes?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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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Do lymph nodes abscess in groin area?

Do lymph nodes abscess in groin area?

Yes: Lymph nodes in the groin can get infected and become abscesses. All the best. They often require drainage. ...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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What could cause swelling in lymph nodes in groin?

What could cause swelling in lymph nodes in groin?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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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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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What could cause the swelling of lymph nodes in groin?

What could cause the swelling of lymph nodes in groin?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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'm wondering why are the lymph nodes in my groin swollen?

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. The lymph nodes "taste" 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 your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. ...Read more

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Feel five small lymph nodes under chin, could they be shotty?

Feel five small lymph nodes under chin, could they be shotty?

Unlikely: Shotty lymph nodes are larger. If concerned about acute viral syndrome or HIV get tested ...Read more

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What are the causes of your groin lymph nodes to become swollen?

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. You can feel them then. ...Read more

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When someone has lymphoma do the lymph nodes usually swell up in the groin?

Lymphoma: Usually involves multiple lymph nodes. Generally, enlarged groin lymph nodes are easily palpated, so they may be more apparent than enlarged lymph nodes elsewhere. ...Read more

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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 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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I pulled something in my groin from pulling up a small tree. Can it have made my lymph nodes swell up?

YES: Certainly get checked for a inguinal (groin) hernia and possible lymph node inflammation. Get examined ASAP ...Read more

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What do cancerous lymph nodes look/feel like, and how mobile can they be? Also, where are lymph nodes located in the groin?

What do cancerous lymph nodes look/feel like, and how mobile can they be? Also, where are lymph nodes located in the groin?

Involved answer: Cancerous lymph nodes may be rubbery, if lymphomatous; hard if involved by metastatic tumor; may involve one or multiple nodes, in early stages nodes are moblie but later may be matted and immobile. See the image for location of groin nodes. If you have concerns, please see your doctor. ...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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When I touch my groin I feel three lymph nodes on the left does that mean its swollen sometimes I can see them sometimes I can't is this a problem?

See you doctor: You should see your doctor and get checked out to see if it really is a lymph node and if so, to see if there are other enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more

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2 Inguinal lymph nodes (symmetrical). 2 docs say de can stay forever common for guys my age (16) true? Also if poke them can they get bigger/stay lnger

No worries: Your doctor is right. It's common to feel lymph nodes in the groin in healthy people, generally due to past minor infections. As long as they aren't particularly large or tender, nothing need be done. Your doc also is correct about poking and prodding making them more tender, larger, or persist longer. Hands off. ...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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Could shotty lymph nodes cause headaches?

Could shotty lymph nodes cause headaches?

No.: Not directly, but an infection that causes shoddy lymphadenopathy can frequently produce a low grade fever which causes headache. ...Read more

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Why do I have enlarged inguinal lymph nodes?

Infection?: Possibly infection. There are also some more serious causes, such as lymphoma. Symptoms like these are best evaluated in person by your physician. Based on the findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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How to deal with wollen lymph nodes in groin?

How to deal with wollen lymph nodes in groin?

Let me explain: You have to know the reason for lymph node swelling? And then deal with that.
It could infection some place close or other more serious issues. Check out. ...Read more