Where are the lymph nodes in the groin - Doctor answers

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What do cancerous lymph nodes look/feel like, and how mobile can they be? Also, where are lymph nodes located in the groin?

What do cancerous lymph nodes look/feel like, and how mobile can they be? Also, where are lymph nodes located in the groin?

Involved answer: Cancerous lymph nodes may be rubbery, if lymphomatous; hard if involved by metastatic tumor; may involve one or multiple nodes, in early stages nodes are moblie but later may be matted and immobile. See the image for location of groin nodes. If you have concerns, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible for flea bites to cause infection to where my lymph nodes swelled up at groin area?

Is it possible for flea bites to cause infection to where my lymph nodes swelled up at groin area?

Very probable: Flea bites or any insect bite compromise the integrity of the skin and thus allow bacteria to ingress. These bacteria go along the lymphatic systems and end up in regional lymph nodes and there as the host mounts a defence, the lymph glands hypertrophy (become enlarged) and sometimes painful as the battle takes place. ...Read more

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What size are the lymph nodes in the groin?

What size are the lymph nodes in the groin?

All small sizes: 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 caused the lymph nodes in the groin to be painful?

What caused the lymph nodes in the groin to be painful?

Infection: In general, pain in lymph nodes is usually a sign of an infectious process. If it doesn't go away, you should go see your doctor so he/she can examine you. ...Read more

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Coxarthrosis can lead to inflamed lymph nodes in the groin?

Coxarthrosis can lead to inflamed lymph nodes in the groin?

Don't think so: Coxarthritis is a very common type of arthritis. It usually does not cause lymphadenopathy (swelling of lymph nodes). If this persists, go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does testicular cancer cause the lymph nodes in the groin to swell or enlarge?

Does testicular cancer cause the lymph nodes in the groin to swell or enlarge?

It Can: It can. But so can infection or inflammatory processes. Please have a thorough exam from your doctor. ...Read more

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What can mean swollen lymph nodes in the groin area?

What can mean swollen lymph nodes in the groin area?

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

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Are all lymph nodes in the groin area, what most doctors call benign tumors, felt by lightly pressing the area?

Are all lymph nodes in the groin area, what most doctors call benign tumors, felt by lightly pressing the area?

No, and no: Lymph nodes are not tumors. An enlarged lymph node is not a benign tumor, though because there are no benign tumors of the lymphatic system, we may call it "benign". The vast majority of groin lymph nodes are not palpable. When I was a barefoot-summers kid, I got big groin nodes whenever it was nice out. Life's to hard already to worry about each lymph node that comes up. Relax. ...Read more

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Can varicocele cause swelling of lymph nodes in the groin? Varicocele is diagnosed, but lymph node swelling seems to accompany the pain.

Can varicocele cause swelling of lymph nodes in the groin? Varicocele is diagnosed, but lymph node swelling seems to accompany the pain.

Second look: Varicocele is not generally associated with enlarged lymph nodes. There may some thing else going on in the groin of lower extremity. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an in-person examination. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have hard painless lymph nodes in the groin and left armpit and nothing be wrong with me? I'm 22 years old. Had mono a year ago.

Is it possible to have hard painless lymph nodes in the groin and left armpit and nothing be wrong with me? I'm 22 years old. Had mono a year ago.

Lymph Nodes: It is not normal. It could be just a residual from your mono but would recommend an evaluation to make sure. Please follow up. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause swollen lymph nodes in the groin?

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

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Can a twisted ankle be the cause of swollen lymph nodes in the groin?

Can a twisted ankle be the cause of swollen lymph nodes in the groin?

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

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Can an anal fissure or hemorrhoids cause swollen lymph nodes in the groin?

Can an anal fissure or hemorrhoids cause swollen lymph nodes in the groin?

Yes, but not often: Any inflammatory lesion can cause local lymph node enlargement however, enlarged nodes in the groin are not commonly associated with these perianal problems. See a surgeon they can assess and treat the perianal problems and evaluate the nodes. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in the groin, what's wrong? No rash. Could it be std?

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

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I'm wondering why are the lymph nodes in my groin swollen?

I'm wondering why are the lymph nodes in my groin swollen?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there 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. ...Read more

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How many lymph nodes in your groin?

How many lymph nodes in your groin?

Many, Many: 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