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How to deal with swollen lymph nodes in my armpit and groin area?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: See a doctor

Lymph nodes can be enlarged for many reasons.
The cannot be dealt with until the cause is found. A doctor's visit is necessary to establish the reason for the enlarged nodes.

In brief: See a doctor

Lymph nodes can be enlarged for many reasons.
The cannot be dealt with until the cause is found. A doctor's visit is necessary to establish the reason for the enlarged nodes.
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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Monitoring Centers

Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food.
Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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: Monitoring Centers

Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food.
Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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.
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