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Can a hit or waxing done with trimming machine in the groin area, cause swelling of lymph nodes in that region?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

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: Possibly

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.
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Dr. Tony Ho
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Not usually

Just mechanical trauma usually doesn't cause lymph nodes to swell; swollen lymph nodes are usually a sign of infection.
If they do not spontaneously go down in a few days, i would definitely get them evaluated.

In brief: Not usually

Just mechanical trauma usually doesn't cause lymph nodes to swell; swollen lymph nodes are usually a sign of infection.
If they do not spontaneously go down in a few days, i would definitely get them evaluated.
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