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Swollen Lymph Nodes Mons Pubis
Alt 110, AST 90, swollen lymph nodes for 5 mons with on and off pain. No other symps HAV, HBV, HCV, HIV all negative. What could be the problem? Thanks
I am freaking out that I might have herpes. There are red bumps all over my mons pubis. It's not from shaving b/c I haven't shaved in a week. My groin lymph nodes are swollen too. What could it be?
Infection-GYN: You must have a pelvic examination and tests for all p[ossible stds. This could also be a skin/bacterial infection. Swollen lymph njodes requirw further investigation. ...Read more
Could exercising with a waist trainer cause a swollen mons pubis? And if so how can it be reduced or treated?
The big squeeze...: If swelling began after using the trainer, and wasn't there before using the trainer, then there is a high probability that the restricting effect of the trainer is the culprit. Depending on what tissue was strained, it could take days to weeks for resolution, providing no further irritation occurs. ...Read more
Hi, I have a painful, swollen lump on my mons pubis. It is painful, hard and dosent seem to move. Any idea what this could be? Thanks
Abscess?: An abscess can cause local swelling, hardness, and pain. It is sometimes accompanied by skin redness and/or fever, but not always. Please see a doctor in person for evaluation; if you have an abscess it may need to be drained (a simple office procedure), and/or require antibiotics. Good luck! ...Read more
2 painful bumps on Mons Pubis, red and swollen, larger than pimple. Becoming larger & more painful. Unsure what to do about them? Thanks
Swollen lymph nodes-on/off Pain for 3 mon, rashes, body ache. Saw 3 docs, no diag. Tested for lyme, ANA, hiv, cmv, ebv, sti. Neg. Cbc -normal. Worred Hlp pls?
A lymph node:
Biopsy...is probably your next step....it will "settle" your concerns.....A "needle" aspiration may be sufficient!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Depends: The treatment would depend upon the diagnosis. The best route of action is to speak with your physician. If the nodes are only slightly enlarged then monitoring may be the best option; if they are large and accessible then biopsy may be the way to go. In addition, any work-up will also depend upon how long the nodes have bee there. Hope that this helps. ...Read more
See your doctor: See your doctor to have it evaluated. Many possible causes. ...Read more
Not always: Generally those that can be felt will be in the neck, in the armpit, along the inguinal area, and along the groove above the clavicle. These will feel like round bumps, usually a centimeter or more in size, and may or may not be tender, feel soft or hard, be movable or not. The clue is that they are new, and have not been felt previously. ...Read more
Persistence: When nodes in lymph node bearing areas such as neck, axilla and groin are non tender, firm and persist at least at 1 cm. Size, exam of neck, and chest well should be performed to rule out existing primary ie. Thyroid, breast Ca or skin malignancies. If the nodes progress in size and number with no primary identified one should consider bx for lymphoma. ...Read more
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No: There are always reasons for swollen lymph nodes. Some reasons are known, and others are not. Just because we don't yet know the reason, it does not mean the swollen lymph node occurred without any cause. Some of the causes are injury, injection, inflammation, autoimmune disease, cancer... ...Read more
Many things: Many causes for enlarged nodes, both malignant and not. You need to see a doc for a good physical exam and maybe additional tests. Do it asap. Best to you. ...Read more
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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
Get it evaluated: It means that it absolutely needs to be evaluated to determine the cause. That includes, blood tests, scans and a possible biopsy of a node. Do not delay. ...Read more
Prevent the cause: Usually swollen lymph is sign of either disease close by or disease of the lymph node itself. Please check it out. ...Read more
Occassionally: Sebaceous cysts arise in the skin as blackheads which then have capsular expansion and the development of the classic subcutaneous sebaceous cyst. Lymph nodes are the immune glands always found in proximity to major blood vessels like axillary, jugular or femoral vein. If a sebaceous cyst becomes infected because there is always a small opening at the skin level, infection could node swelling ...Read more
Armpit (Axilla): The lymph nodes are located inside your armpit. In order to feel for them you should raise your arm and place one hand on your head and use the fingers of the other hand to feel for any rounded ball (small) like structures between the flat of your fingers and the chest wall. Normal nodes are not palpable but enlarged ones (>1 cm) are suspect and will require a visit with your doctor. ...Read more
Infection: This is usually a sign of infection. You should see your doctor to get worked up for the infection and treated. ...Read more
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