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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


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Two swollen lymph nodes in groin area. Afraid I have cancer in reproductive system. Is this rare or common?

Two swollen lymph nodes in groin area.  Afraid I have cancer in reproductive system. Is this rare or common?

Not Gyn: If the presence of groin nodes do not represent a primary process in those nodes such as Infection or tumor then if there is existing pathology it has spread from well defined sites such as thigh or even lower leg, vulvae, or perianal area. Cancer in reproductive system when noted in nodes are defined by those in the pelvic hypogastric area. ...Read more

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4 year old has ulcerative colitis. Doctor found Two swollen lymph nodes on groin area? He said this is not concerning? Should I be worried?

4 year old has ulcerative colitis. Doctor found Two swollen lymph nodes on groin area? He said this is not concerning? Should I be worried?

This is serious: That diagnosis in a 4 year old is very rare and quite serious I would refer you to your childs Gastroenetrologist! (With THAT Diagnosis , you need one!) Good Luck Hope this helps\ Dr Z ...Read more

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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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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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My bf has a swollen lymph node in groin area i hv read that this hv relation with std, im afraid if being contaminated, i only hv vaginal itching?

My bf has a swollen lymph node in groin area i hv read that this hv relation with std, im afraid if being contaminated, i only hv vaginal itching?

Evaluation: You should see your doctor to be evaluated and have blood test ( CBC,EBV,CMV) and if blood test are negative and lymph node enlarging you need biopsy for the cause so be treated. ...Read more

Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more