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Swollen Inguinal Lymph Nodes
I've had swollen inguinal lymph nodes both sides for a year and recently the ones on the left have become bigger and painful. Thoughts?
Need to see a doc: For complete evaluation . If it were I infection you would think they would have gone away by now not gotten larger ...Read more
There is a rash that has suddenly developed directly above my swollen inguinal lymph nodes. What could this be?
The word "rash": The word rash is too ambiguous to even begin to comment upon in any valid medical way. But, if something has developed rapidly and you have other proof you are ill then you sign off of the internet, make a phone call to your doctor, and then go get seen in person at the family medical clinic. Please go to the doctor today. ...Read more
What can cause swollen Inguinal Lymph Nodes (also neck, arm pit and behind knee on occasion) consistently for almost 2 years? (All on left side only)
Lymphadenopathy: When lymph nodes enlarge it is often due to their performing their designated function in helping to fight off an inflammatory process. If these remain enlarged, are fixed to underlying tissues or stony hard in consistency they should be seen by a doctor. Or if you are overly concerned, do that for reassurance. Best wishes. ...Read more
Swollen inguinal lymph node, and it feels firm, though it is less than 2cm. It's been there for 3 days. Not sick. Should i be concerned?
Other symptoms?: A rash in that area can cause a swollen lymph node. Do you have any new bruising, fatigue, large lymph nodes anywhere else, fevers, night sweats or unintentional weight loss? If any of these, you need to see doc now. If really not sick (like you said), you could watch this. If it increases in size any more, i would have a doc look at it. Otherwise, lymph nodes can take 1-2 months to go away. ...Read more
I have one swollen inguinal lymph node. Its soft, moveable, about 1 cm, & heart shaped. It could be 2 that are matted. Its hard to tell. Causing panic
Groin lymph nodes: Don't panic. These nodes are usually the largest in the body because they are located in an area that isn't clean and they have to manage a lot of activity. If they don't hurt and you don't have any new symptoms (vaginal discharge or foul odor), then just keep an eye on it/them. If painful or not going away, you can show a doctor. ...Read more
Can a painless pea size swollen inguinal lymph node be a sign of a std? If so which ones and how Common is this? Anything to worry about?
Enlarged lymph node: a swollen inguinal node could be from any cause of irritation or inflammation (and infection) in the surrounding area. It could also be a residual node from a past irritation. If there is the possibility of having a STD, schedule an appointment with your doctor for testing and treatment if needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a swollen inguinal lymph node on my right side only. I have no other symptoms or illnesses besides a foot strain. Is the swelling normal?
Inguinal node: Inguinal nodes are actually the least specific nodes we have since they drain so many areas...entire leg, pelvic area. So usually they are related to an infection you may not even be aware of...if it stays enlarged for more than 2 weeks you should have it looked at and a pelvic exam as well. Look your foot and leg over for any scrapes or scratches. ...Read more
Have had 1 swollen inguinal lymph node for 3 weeks. It is about 2cm in size, painless, but movable and has not grown. What are the chances it's cancer?
Look Elsewhere: The bladder is an internal organ. Infections of the bladder would not cause enlarged inguinal lymph nodes. However, if you are having pain in your lower abdomen or genitals, a skin infection anywhere externally would likely result in swollen inguinal nodes. Check yourself or see someone who can assess your symptoms and do a thorough evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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