Where are the lymph nodes in the groin - Doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can varicocele cause swelling of lymph nodes in the groin? Varicocele is diagnosed, but lymph node swelling seems to accompany the pain.
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.
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
I'm taking doxycycline 100mg for 14 days now for LGV and my lymph nodes in the groin are still swollen. Should I be concerned?
YES: Please get rechecked and retested for all STDs and infectious diseases. ...Read more
What can cause swollen painful lymph nodes in the groin area of a 15 yr. Old male with pain around lower back and upper thigh area?
Hello. I am a 30 year old healthy female. I have experienced recurring swelling and tenderness in my lymph nodes in the groin area. Lasts several days at a time. Always tender to touch and sometimes during certain movements. I do have a history of ova
Get checked: Swelling & tenderness inymoh nodes is significant. Do get checked as soon as you can. Hope that helps. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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