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Dr. Michael Miller
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Where are the lymph nodes located in women?

Where are the lymph nodes located in women?

Same as in men: 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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Chances of survival for a 24yo women with a 8.7cm papillary cancer of thyroid with metastic neck disease 13/15 lymph nodes were cancerous.

Chances of survival for a 24yo women with a 8.7cm papillary cancer of thyroid with metastic neck disease 13/15 lymph nodes were cancerous.

100% survival rate: In younger 45 , papillary carcinoma with only lymph node spread no distant metastasis , next step is to get all available treatments ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Miller
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How do you treat lymph nodes in groin area of a female?

How do you treat lymph nodes in groin area of a female?

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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Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
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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?

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?

Inflammation: Lymph nodes enlarge because of some inflammation in their area of drainage. Sometimes this can occur if you have a herpes outbreak or any other infection in the genital area. Let your doctor know if this does not resolve withing a week ...Read more

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Dr. Myron Arlen
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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?

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

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Dr. Tracy Berg
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I received hernia surgery in groin ysterday to repair hernia and they took a biopsy of my lymph nodes bc they looked"odd" im 23yrs old female. In pain?

I received hernia surgery in groin ysterday to repair hernia and they took a biopsy of my lymph nodes bc they looked"odd" im 23yrs old female. In pain?

Post surgery care: The lymph node will be further evaluated by a pathologist and a report with final diagnosis will be available to you and your surgery team in a few days. The pain is from your surgery site and expected. Okay to take your prescribed medications, ice the area and call in to your surgery team, make your post surgery appointment. Be well. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Olson
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How many lymph nodes are in the groin area female? I have had tenderness on the right side since April. It is August. I had an ultrasound

There are multiple: There can be over a dozen nodes in the groin. They are often related to the body fighting an infection or to abnormal cells in your blood. It would advised to obtain further labs like a culture for any STDs that could cause this node. Further lab work should include a complete blood count and follow up imaging studies of the node to rule out any serious causes. ...Read more

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Dr. Sumit Sawhney
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