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Whats the likeliness the a lymph node in the groin area is a sign of hiv?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many, many causes

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.

In brief: Many, many causes

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.
Dr. Michael Miller
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Lymph node in groin

Very unlikely unless you are HIV positie.

In brief: Lymph node in groin

Very unlikely unless you are HIV positie.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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