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Swollen tender lymph node located just above left groin adjacent to left of mons pubis?

Swollen tender lymph node located just above left groin adjacent to left of mons pubis?

Needs to be examined: Given your description, likely to be inflamed/infected structure in your groin area or below, but better be seen, in the interim use warm compresses and pain killers, good luck ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands = inflamed lymph nodes (doesn't actually ...Read more


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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?

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

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Could exercising with a waist trainer cause a swollen mons pubis? And if so how can it be reduced or treated?

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

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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

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

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Hiv- at 6 mon, but still having symptoms. Swollen lymph nodes do I need more testing?

Hiv- at 6 mon, but still having symptoms. Swollen lymph nodes do I need more testing?

Yes: If you still have symptoms, you need to consult your doctor. HIV is not the only disease which makes people ill. ...Read more

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What can be done about swollen lymph nodes?

What can be done about swollen lymph nodes?

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

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How can I treat multiple swollen lymph nodes?

How can I treat multiple swollen lymph nodes?

Lymph node adenopat: This can be due to inflammatory and non inflammatory causes and each has to be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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How do I get my swollen lymph nodes to shrink?

How do I get my swollen lymph nodes to shrink?

Treat the cause: Swollen lymph nodes are usually a sign of infection. If the underlying infection is determined and treated, the associated lymph node will likely shrink back to normal size. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have swollen lymph nodes myself?

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

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When should you be worried about swollen lymph nodes?

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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Is it possible to have swollen lymph nodes without any cause?

Is it possible to have swollen lymph nodes without any cause?

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

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What could multiple swollen lymph nodes in different locations mean?

What could multiple swollen lymph nodes in different locations mean?

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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I have swollen lymph nodes with no other symptoms. What could this be?

I have swollen lymph nodes with no other symptoms. What could this be?

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

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What exactly does it mean if I have swollen lymph nodes in multiple places?

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

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Can teething cause swollen lymph nodes?

Possibly: It's not common for teething to cause swollen lymph nodes but it is possible. Have child checked by a physician to rule out other possibilities. ...Read more

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Can psoriasis cause swollen lymph nodes?

Possibly: Lymph nodes enlarge as a reaction to inflammation so if the skin inflammation is significant then enlargement can occur. ...Read more

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Can gingivtis cause swollen lymph nodes on both sides?

Sure: Gingivitis is caused by bacteria, it's an infection. And the lymph nodes in the neck are scavengers for anything coming from your mouth. Too much bacteria, and they too get inflammed. ...Read more

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Reoccuring swollen lymph nodes. What can I do to prevent this?

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

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Help plz! Can sebasous cysts cause nearby swollen lymph nodes?

Help plz! Can sebasous cysts cause nearby swollen lymph nodes?

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

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What part of my underarms should I check for swollen lymph nodes?

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

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What does it mean if you have swollen lymph nodes in both armpits?

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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I have swollen lymph nodes on the right side of my neck, what is it?

Could be infection: Swollen lymph nodes are very common and are usually associated with infection or inflammation; however, they should be checked out by your medical doctor to make sure you do not have to be treated. Don't take chances with your health and have a great day! ...Read more