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Doctor insights on: Swollen Lymph Node In Groin Area And Rash On Buttocks

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What should I do about potential swollen lymph node in groin area?

What should I do about potential swollen lymph node in groin area?

Check source: If nodes appear swollen, check for possible origin such as a skin lesion on the legs or lower abdomen. Also in females a vaginal lesion must be ruled out as well as perianal growth. If nothing found glands are to be watched. If the become more numerous, larger or firmer then biopsy indicated. ...Read more

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The buttocks are the paired curved masses that make up our "posterior." each buttock consists of a layer of fat superimposed on the gluteus maximus ...Read more


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1 random swollen lymph node in groin area for 1 week now. Painful, but not growing, the skin is not red, it is hard but movable, no other symptoms.

1 random swollen lymph node in groin area for 1 week now. Painful, but not growing, the skin is not red, it is hard but movable, no other symptoms.

Get it checked: Many possible reasons-too many to discuss here-exist. A good history and physical will help narrow down these possibilities. ...Read more

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1 random swollen lymph node in groin area for 1 week now. Painful, but not growing, the skin is not red, it is hard but movable, no other symptoms.?

1 random swollen lymph node in groin area for 1 week now. Painful, but not growing, the skin is not red, it is hard but movable, no other symptoms.?

Probably infection: But could be a malignancy or inflammatory condition.
Get an exam and blood tests for starters. If doesn't go away, need biopsy. ...Read more

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Can swollen lymph node in groin area be caused by stye in eye or something else?

Can swollen lymph node in groin area be caused by stye in eye or something else?

No: Swollem lymph node in groin is secondary to a primary malignancy arising in the lymph node such as lymphoma or metastasis from a site of tumor growth on thigh, buttock or lower abdomen following the path of lymphatic drainage. An inflammatory process on eye will not drain the groin area. ...Read more

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3cm swollen lymph node in groin moveable not painful, others smaller. Sharp pain in groin area, night sweats and tired. Worried...

Any fever, wt loss: Any other lymphnodes- in neck, underarms, palpable? . s you are telling 3 cm which is a big size, if it is a node needs to be evaluated by your primary doctor. There are things in the groin which can look like lymphnodes, but not are there. Eg. Femoral hernias. Hence see your doctor and needs a biopsy if it is a node-to r/o infections-including ones TB, STD's HIV, condn-like sarcoid, lymphoma ...Read more

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Son diagnosed with ulcerative colitis a year ago. Now swollen lymph node groin area. Should this be concerning?

Son diagnosed with ulcerative colitis a year ago. Now swollen lymph node groin area. Should this be concerning?

Probably not: This is a common area for nodes to enlarge because it drains from some fairly dirty sites. If you have no other symptoms would not be overly concerned, but it never hurts to discuss this with the doctor managing your UC. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a swollen lymph node on the groin area for over 6 months the lymph node is not to big according to my doctor?

Is it normal to have a swollen lymph node on the groin area for over 6 months the lymph node is not to big according to my doctor?

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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My husband found a "lump"swollen lymph node in the upper part of his leg. Right next the groin area. A few of the nodes feel swollen in that area.

My husband found a "lump"swollen lymph node in the upper part of his leg. Right next the groin area. A few of the nodes feel swollen in that area.

Groin Lumps: Need to be diagnosed by your husband's doctor. Reasons for the lumps can various in seriousness but need to be determined. Please ask him to see his doc ASAP. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Have one swollen lymph node in groin, right side. 2cm. Been fighting cellulitis in right leg for over a month. Is this normal or should I be worried?

Have one swollen lymph node in groin, right side. 2cm. Been fighting cellulitis in right leg for over a month. Is this normal or should I be worried?

? reactive lymph nod: Most likely do to the infection in your leg, It's not unusual for the lymph node in the area of an infection to become enlarged. Unusual to have a cellulitis for over a month. I'd discuss it with your physician. ...Read more

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I have a small swelling underneath my buttocks. It might be a swollen lymph node?

I have a small swelling underneath my buttocks. It might be a swollen lymph node?

See a gyn doc: Several possibilities, doubt life threatening at this time but treatment has to be diagnosis specific ...Read more

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Help! Could swollen lymph node in groin cause back pain?

Help! Could swollen lymph node in groin cause back pain?

No: Swollen lymph nodes do not cause back pain. However the swollen lymph nodes suggest an inflammatory or infectious process happening in your body. If this does not resolve I would seek medical evaluation to determine why you have swollen lymph nodes and why you are having back pain. ...Read more

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I have a bump in my groin area on my right side. Could it be a swollen lymph node or a hernia?

Could be either: Best to let your pcp examine you and get some history. Then appropriate further evaluation or referral can be done. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lymph node in groin with purpura cluster on the skin overlying it. What could this be?

I have a swollen lymph node in groin with purpura cluster on the skin overlying it. What could this be?

See doctor: How do you know it is a lymphnode? It may be early hernia and the presence of bleeding over the swelling is more suggestive of a new hernia. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lymph node in groin for almost a wk now. How long does it normally take to go away? After how long with it should I go see a doctor?

Possible tumor: Swollen lymph node in groin should not be present. With tumor or infection there is always a source that can be noted. Perianal lesions to low pelvic growths to mid thigh pathology result in lesion in groin. Lymphomas arise de-novo in gland and as such if lesion enlarges or more than one appear, surgeon should evaluate for bx. ...Read more

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Female25: I think I might have a swollen lymph node in my groin area and my left labia majora is swollen and there are small sores on the inside.?

Female25: I think I might have a swollen lymph node in my groin area and my left labia majora is swollen and there are small sores on the inside.?

See your physician: You need to be seen by your physician or gynecologist as this may need some diagnosis test and physical exam before come to diagnosis, this may std or simple bartholian gland infection or sebaceous cyst infection. ...Read more

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Can BV cause cellulitis in the groin area. I've had a swollen lymph node for a year but my gyn ignores it when I ask questions about it. 2nd opinions?

Can BV cause cellulitis in the groin area. I've had a swollen lymph node for a year but my gyn ignores it when I ask questions about it. 2nd opinions?

BV: Will not cause cellulitis in the groin area but if u have a swollen lymph node in the groin area it may or may notnot be significant, please see your gp or an infectious disease doc for an opinion and workup if necessary. ...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 have a swollen lymph node is my groin area. It has been characterized as smooth and mobile. What could this be?

Your friends: Lymph nodes are there protecting you from infection. As a kid, when I'd start going barefoot in the summer, my groin nodes would pop up. This is common. Stop worrying and be thankful for good health. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between a swollen lymph node or hernia in my groin area?

How to tell the difference between a swollen lymph node or hernia in my groin area?

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 noticed a swollen lymph node on my right groin area yesterday in the shower. It is painful to touch and accompanied by a slight fever of 99.7 help?

See your doctor: Lymph nodes which are painful are usually infected--
you need to see your doctor for a full exam to be evaluated and have some lab tests done for infections
both viral and bacterial. Good luck. ...Read more

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For the past 3 weeks I have had a swollen lymph node on the back and side of my neck and now feel one in my groin area. Should I be worried?

Would not be worried: However, these need to be checked out by a physician and in the context of your medical history and a full medical exam. Go ahead and schedule an appointment. Enlarged lymph nodes are usually a sign of transient infection. They can rarely be an early sign of cancer, which needs to be diagnosed as early as possible. ...Read more

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I feel tender pain just below my left ear lobe. Could it be for swollen lymph node. However there are no signs or rashes in that particular area.

I feel tender pain just below my left ear lobe. Could it be for swollen lymph node. However there are no signs or rashes in that particular area.

Possible lymph node: Yes it could be a lymph node that is swollen or even a small sebaceous cyst. If it does not resolve on its own you should get it checked out. ...Read more

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What can I do to help a swollen lymph node in the groin?

Try this: Take some anti-inflammatory meds- Ibuprofen (if no allergies), hopefully may shrink it a bit.
If it gets bigger and spreading, go see your dr. ...Read more

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I have one swollen lymph node in my groin I have no symptoms is this hiv?

I have one swollen lymph node in my groin I have no symptoms is this hiv?

Not likely but: It is not likely just by having a one swollen lymph node in groin. But we can not tell you for sure what it could be due to.
I will suggest you get it checked by your family doctor. Discuss with your parents and get it checked as you are 16 years old. ...Read more

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Hard lump where groin meets leg, I'm assuming swollen lymph node. Three days now no change. Concerning?

Inguinal adenopathy: Lymph nodes in the inguinal area are often enlarged because they are doing their job properly in that area of the body. If it persists, is enlarging, has a stony consistency or appears fixed to underlying tissues might then have your doctor take a look. Otherwise it will be likely to recede in time. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

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