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Diarrhea for 2 weeks, swollen and tender groin lymph nodes on both sides. This is the 5th time in a year this happens. Blood work ok. What could it be?

Diarrhea for 2 weeks, swollen and tender groin lymph nodes on both sides. This is the 5th time in a year this happens. Blood work ok. What could it be?

Not good: The blood work being OK is irrelevant. You have persistent bouts of diarrhea. You may have a parasitic infection, or a malabsorption syndrome or other nastiness. You need to see a good gastroenterologist to do a thorough eworkup on you. Several months of persistent diarrhea is not right. I hope that you have not lost much weight! ...Read more

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Is it possible that herpes could cause a big painless node(s) in the groin or are herpes lymph nodes always going to be tender/painful?3 day aftersex

Is it possible that herpes could cause a big painless node(s) in the groin or are herpes lymph nodes always going to be tender/painful?3 day aftersex

Thoughts: Typically if you first get infected with herpes, small sores, scabs and itching occur first and then the virus lays dormant for years. That presentation sounds more like an infected follicle which you could use bacitracin for. See your doctor or someone with an infectious disease background and be examined. You can check a blood test to rule out exposure if really concerned. ...Read more

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6'1, 158 lb male. Can feel a few lymph nodes on neck and groin. Not tender or sore. Normal?

Yes: Most of your lymph nodes are located in your head and neck region. Lymph nodes that frequently swell are in this area, as well as in your armpits and groin area. So this is normal but if they are swollen more than 2wks I would seek a MD for evaluation. No worries ...Read more

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Tender lymph nodes in groin and armpit on the right side?

Tender lymph nodes in groin and armpit on the right side?

Enlarged and: Tender lymph nodes usually means infection somwhere. But it can be inflammatory conditions or lymph cell malignancy, such as lymphoma or hodgkin's disease. Best to have your doctor check them out. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in left groin, tender to touch.

Swollen lymph nodes in left groin, tender to touch.

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

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Cause of solid enlarging lymph nodes in groin area (crease of upper legs), hard like stones, non-tender, many on both sides, enlarging for a month now?

Lymphadenopathy: Lymph nodal enlargement could be from reactive enlargement form infection/inflammation in the near by structures or infection/inflammation in itself, growth in the lymph gland like in lymphoma or spread of cancer from other sites, have it examined by a physician and may even need a biopsy for the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Where can lymph nodes swell with mono? Dr said I had mono and my collarbone, arm pits, groin and under jaw are all tender. Been about 3 weeks

Where can lymph nodes swell with mono? Dr said I had mono and my collarbone, arm pits, groin and under jaw are all tender.  Been about 3 weeks

Indeed!: This is a very common finding with mono. Also the spleen can be effected, & must be protected until back to normal size without tenderness. A ruptured spleen is a surgical emergency asuntreated can lead to death. ...Read more

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