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Swollen Lymph Nodes In Groin In Children
Usually nothing.: This is the place where enlarged lymph glands are most often found. If not tender or hard, and if they are under 1 cm in diameter there usually is no problem. If that is not the case, or if there are other symptoms like fever, night sweats or weight loss, they might need to be biopsied. ...Read more
It depends: We need to know more. How long have you had these nodes and what is their size? Are they increasing in size? If they are bigger than 2 Cm and increasing in size in 1 to 2 months, you need to be examined by a physician. If the nodes are suspicious for Cancer, a biopsy is the best way to find out or exclude Cancer as the cause. Infections can also cause swelling of lymph nodes (Tender to touch) ...Read more
Neck and groin nodes often swell secondary to infection
depends n size and feel if firm and hard need biopsy ...Read more
See doctor: Could be infection or other cause which is more likely then Hodgkin's. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my little boy (3) has had a swollen lymph nodes in groin and neck for months but bloods all normal?
2 options: If he is seemingly healthy, active, appetite good and no other symptoms, I would recommend watchful waiting. If any concurrent symptoms, he just isn't himself, poor growth or weight loss, fevers, then I would suggest a biopsy of one of the nodes. Make sure he has also had a TB test done as well. Also, if you have a cat, have him checked for cat-scratch disease (blood test). ...Read more
I have reoccurring swollen lymph nodes in groin. These swell to around size of black olive or 2. Red, painful, they go away and come back. Is it bad?
Worth an exam: Not necessarily bad, but worth an exam when they are active. Hidradenitis, among others is a possibility. ...Read more
After 1yr check up with my daughter she has developed swollen lymph nodes in groin and back of head. Now she has had full blown body rash. What's wrong?
did your daughter receive vaccines at her visit? Usually the MMR and varicella vaccines are given at 1 yr old check-ups. Since these are live viruses she could be having and adverse reaction to the immunizations. Notify her physician of the situation as soon as possible. If she starts having difficulty breathing call 911 or bring her to the nearest er immediately. ...Read more
Need physical exam:
Swollen lymph nodes are never normal. You really need to be examined by a physician to figure out what is going on. Many times, infections can be the cause of swollen lymph nodes in the groin but there are many other causes. Please don't wait and ask your pcp to take a look and help you figure out what is going on. I hope this helps.
ariel. ...Read more
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
Several things: A few small nodes (less than 1 cm) are not uncommon in the groins. These are usually due to injury or infection and are usually harmless. However, if your groin nodes seem getting larger over times, you should check with your doctor since besides infection, many cancers can cause this. Some examples are lymphoma, melanoma, or testicular cancer (in men), or cervical cancer (in women). ...Read more
Med eval: Your physician can evaluated to help determine etiology. ...Read more
Good morning I had notice this morning (suddenly)that I have one swollen lymph nodes on each side of my groin area (female), what could this be?
Possible tumor: Bilaterality of nodal disease in the groin is inflammatory or neoplastic. How large are the nodes and how firm? . Inflammation is tender. Tumor not tender. Area around anus should be checked for perianal lesion. If lesion is considered suspicious, the node must be removed for dx rather than needle bx which can be misinterpreted. ...Read more
I keep getting swollen lymph nodes in my groin area. They all come and then go away but I keep getting them. Is this normal as long as they go away?
Concerned.: You need to see your gyn to check out for possible infection which may wax and wane. This is certainly abnormal. ...Read more
Good morning I had notice this morning (suddenly)that I have one swollen lymph nodes on each side of my groin area (female), no pain, what could this b?
Several things: Swollen nodes can be due to injury or infection. However, since you have swollen nodes at distant sites in the body, namely armpit and groin, this raises the possibility of cancer such as lymphoma. You should not ignore it and should go see your doctor for an assessment. ...Read more
Not likely: The definition of 'pinched nerve' is unclear here. The inguinal region is a common place for lymph node enlargement because the nodes drain a particularly 'dirty' area of the body. Nodes enlarge when they are fighting inflammation or tumors. If this persists or gets worse see a doctor. ...Read more
Have swollen lymph nodes on both sided of my groin. Left side swelling has gone down but not the right. No pain anymore. Is there something wrong?
Dx requires testing: There is something potentially wrong, ranging from benign to more serious. I would suggest evaluation including blood tests, and if inconclusive, may require scans and biopsy. ...Read more
You need to see MD: Swollen tender lymph node is sign of infection or inflammation. In this particular region they drain the genital area and part of the thigh, that means it could be an infection or inflammation in those areas. I would recommend seeing a physician, specially if you have been sexually active or have any genital ulcer/lesion. I hope you will feel better. ...Read more
2 swollen lymph nodes on one side of groin for 1mth now. No visible sores or cuts. Haven't had sex in over 3 months. What could it be? Mild discomfort
Enlarged or swollen lymph glands in groin not normal The process is inflammatory or tumor. Inflammatory nodes usually resolve and are tender arising from a site of inflammation usually on abdominal wall. Must R.O. primary or metastatic tumor to nodes. Check for skin lesions of lower abdominal wall, legs, or perianal region. If no site found bx of node to consider followed by needed
therapy. ...Read more
I have had 2 swollen lymph nodes on side of my neck for 3 months and just found 2 in my groin. All hard except one is soft and size of a bean. None hu?
See MD: You need to see an internist and have a full exam. These nodes can turn out to be nothing more than a few hypertrophic (enlarged) nodes or a host of other aliments. In any event a real history physical and labs are required ...Read more
Needs to be checked:
You have swollen lymph glands in two different areas of your body and it needs to be evalated by your physician
usually you can have swollen nodes in armpit due to an infection in arm or from the breast. And same for swollen glands in your groin
but you have glands in two places and you need a detailed history and complete physical exam to find out the cause and treat appropriately. ...Read more
Doubtful: After obtaining a medical history, examination and any needed studies - your physician may be able to shed more life on your inguinal lymphadenopathy. ...Read more
Yes: Certainly so. However, simply the act of shaving can lead to swollen nodes in the groin. I would seriously recommend you have this examined. ...Read more
See a doctor: Lymph nodes can be enlarged for many reasons. The cannot be dealt with until the cause is found. A doctor's visit is necessary to establish the reason for the enlarged nodes. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my son (3) has swollen lymph nodes in neck and groin but bloods all normal should I still be worried?
Depends on situation: Lymph glands generally swell after stimulation and can do so after a general illness, vaccinations, or if limited to one area, some local factors. If they enlarge and gradually shrink back to resting size within 3-4 weeks, they are behaving normally. You have done the initial baseline workup, so I would give it time and recheck if it persists too long. ...Read more
I think I might have two swollen lymph nodes in my groin area. If I have Hodgkin's or non Hodgkin's would I have more symptoms?
Probably: You can get groin nodes from something as simple as going barefoot. Hodgkin's seldom starts there and when it does, the nodes are obviously abnormal. Your lymph nodes are your friends. Unless they are obviously pathological, just mention them to your physician next visit ...Read more