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Swollen lymph node near groin (Page 2)


March 15th, 2012
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i'm 27 years old and around 2 or 3 years ago i noticed a little lump in my right pantyline area. i didn't have it checked until this year bec my mom got worried. i have an inverted uterus and both ovaries a polys but the Gyne said the mass is 'fat deposit'. since i have an irregular menstrual cyle, she gave me hormonal pills instead. the pea-sized mass cuases pain especially if i wear my high-heeled shoes (approx of 3 to 4.5 heels) and swells before my period. i'm still kind of scared and i'd like to ask if its okay to get a biopsy. or should i just have this removed? please help.
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replied March 31st, 2012
Before jumping for a biopsy go for an ultrasound or CT.. They can tell a lot with out being invasive. If there is no increased vasxularity in the mass, chances are it is benign... There are other indicators that they can see in the scans as well that will help determine the nature of the mass. Good luck! Trust your instincts!
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replied March 16th, 2012
Hi my name is Jonathan and Im 19 years old. Well three years ago I got a swollen lymph node behind my right ear. To this day it hasnt gone down and it hasnt grown at all. After I get seasonal allergies they tend to get a little hard and grow a little and then go down to being soft. Recently however, I discovered that I have two in the groin area, to the right and left of my pubic area. The one on the right is a little painful and soft while the other one is just soft. They arent that big either but lately I have been experiencing some back pain. I do work at a fast food retaurant in which I use bus trays to carry dishes into the kitchen and usually they are heavy. Do you guys think the back pain can be related to the swollen lymph nodes? Also Ive heard that if the nodes experience some pain but are soft then it really shuldnt be something to worry about, but I'll rather get some opinions on the subject. PLEASE HELP ANYBODY!
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replied March 16th, 2012
Hi my name is Jonathan and Im 19 years old. Well three years ago I got a swollen lymph node behind my right ear. To this day it hasnt gone down and it hasnt grown at all. After I get seasonal allergies they tend to get a little hard and grow a little and then go down to being soft. Recently however, I discovered that I have two in the groin area, to the right and left of my pubic area. The one on the right is a little painful and soft while the other one is just soft. They arent that big either but lately I have been experiencing some back pain. I do work at a fast food retaurant in which I use bus trays to carry dishes into the kitchen and usually they are heavy. Do you guys think the back pain can be related to the swollen lymph nodes? Also Ive heard that if the nodes experience some pain but are soft then it really shuldnt be something to worry about, but I'll rather get some opinions on the subject. PLEASE HELP ANYBODY!
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replied April 4th, 2012
Right groin lymph node swollen
Good God i found this thread and i am in shocked to find other people with the same issues as i have. I am a 27 yr old male, and lately i noticed a swollen lymph node on my right groin area it doesnt hurt but its kinda tender, i dont get any sore throat, fever, or any other bad symptoms, however i noticed that lately ive been having sinus alergies besides that everything seems fine but i am scared on why do i have this lump on my right groin and when will it disappear? I am so scared and worried and what i hate about it is the location of the lump because its in the groin area i feel a little embarrassed to seek medical attention...

Jim- South Florida
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replied April 5th, 2012
Let me make this very clear... If you are a male experiencing groin pain that is VERY different than a woman! The anatomy for a man can be such that you can have emergency situations with that pain and it should be examined by your Dr sooner rather than later especially if it is causing you pain! For the women, lymph modes are the bodies way of healing infections, when they swell... Your body is dealing with an invasion. The problem comes when your body i any fight the infection/invasion itself... If the nodes are extremely large, for extended periods of time, causing you pain, come with fever or weight loss and appetite loss it is time to see your Dr! As I said before you have to trust your instincts, if you don't like what your Dr said get a second opinion. As for the men... GO TO THE DR ASAP!
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replied October 2nd, 2012
WOMEN have EMERGENCY SITUATION GROIN PAIN, ALSO
Thank goodness most women aren't dumb enough to believe what idiotic comment you made!! The lymph nodes are made in males for the same exact reasons and respond to the same problems women have.. infections, cancer, etc.

Pain in the groin area can be just as deadly and need to be looked at, too. Ever hear that women are MORE likely to die from a hernia than a man?? Less likely a hernia will even be looked for?? That's right.. even for the most common hernia to women. A femoral hernia. But being very good at medical knowledge, you should know that, right?!?! Also, ever hear of appendicitis? That affects the female population as well as the male one. Ever hear of OVARIAN CYSTS??? What about etopic pregnancy?? Of course you have.. great medical knowledge you have. The only difference that cause pain or emergency situations in a male that a woman can't experience is to do with a male's reproductive organs. Of which males don't experience much pain associated with those or problems with those.. so in reflection, they are less likely to be a major cause of any type of abdominal pain.
Learn anything new?
And the main difference it's considered emergency pain or not in males is because males are looked at as not being hyperchondriacs and they're taken seriously for pain!! Even with chest pain, a woman is likely to be sent home instead of being tested for a heart attack. Guess what? Women are MORE likely to die from a FIRST heart attack than a woman is. BEcause heart disease and heart attacks isn't thought to be a problem in WOMEN.

Now before you speak about what is an emergency or not and in whom or for what reasons, perhaps you should research!!
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replied April 9th, 2012
46 year old female. Lump discovered during shower two weeks ago in that right groin region (no pain or other symptoms). Had CAT scan and was then referred to surgeon. After brief exam and feeling the lump, scheduled me for surgery to remove the lymph nodes there. He ordered blood tests, so he's removing nodes based only on CAT scan and feeling the lump. I'm surprised he didn't want to wait for blood test results or conduct other tests. I'll try to get a second opinion, but surgery is in seven days. I'm just shocked at how fast things are moving.
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replied December 28th, 2012
i am a 70 yo female and discovered my lg. lump in groin a month ago. CT-Scan show 2 masses one behind the other. It is hard and lg. and didn't hurt but now has some pain. Had biospy on Friday but results not back yet Because of the Holidays. so I wait and see. I read all these messages but a Dr. needs to be seen and if he does nothing then see another. Test can be run to see just how serious the lumph nodes is........
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replied April 12th, 2012
Hi I am 23 and found a swollen lump in my groin. I went to the doctor this morning and he said come back in four week s if its still there. I cant stop crying since I am a young mother and terrified for my children if its something serious wrong. I feel ok other wise its about a pea size fixed lump very tender to the touch. Does this sound like something serious ??
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replied April 16th, 2012
Lumps in Groin, Underarm, Shoulder, and Neck
I'm 31 years old, for the past year and a half I have had painless lumps in my groin, underarm, and shoulder area on the right side. I had my gallbladder removed December 2011 and the lumps still remained after surgery. I weigh nearly 200 pounds and they cannot easily be felt or seen. And now another painless lump has appeared in the right side of my neck. I also have discomfort in my chest, chills and sometimes I run a slight fever now. Does this warrant medical attention.
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replied June 22nd, 2012
Painful, Swollen Lymph nodes in Groin
Hello everyone. I have two swollen lymph nodes on my pantyline. One on the left, one on the right side. I am a 16 year old female. They are both painful and sometimes it will hurt to walk. The pain only started a couple days ago when they started swelling. I am healing from a few cuts in my vaginal area, and I know that lymph nodes sometimes swell due to fighting off illnesses or infections. I called my gyn and she is out of town for two weeks and her back up is in a different city for quite a bit. I was wondering if antibiotics would help my situation at all and if there was an over the counter alt. I could pick up. I'm getting a little worried.
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replied June 23rd, 2012
2 years swollen- help!
I've also had a swollen right inguinal node for the past 2 years. It is sometimes extremely painful and seems more swollen, never really going away. I am negative for Stds but recently my bloodwork came back abnormal for lymphocytes, monocytes and neutrophils. An ultrasound was pretty normal, it is enlarged but not enough for them to biopsy it successfully. I am tired and have lost weight (not a ton) over the past 7 months without trying. I am going back for retesting for bloodwork this week. Should I be too concerned or get a second opinion? Trying to not worry but I've had this for so long. I also haven't had too many other swollen nodes but have had a couple bouts with one in my neck. The doctor seemed really worried at first by the combination of the test results and the swelling but once I had the ultrasound she calmed down. Any advice is appreciated!!
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replied October 2nd, 2012
I came to this site after researching for a similar issue. I'm a 40 something year old woman. This morning while washing, my hand ran over this large lump in my groin area right near the where the leg connects. I'm assuming it's a lymph node, but will pay attention to it. If it increases in size, gets painful without any touch (it did this morning when I first ran over it), or stays large for a long period of time, I'll have it checked out. I won't worry about it for now. I've been noticing though, that sometimes I'll have a light pain in my arms or legs and when I touch it, there's a real tiny lump, like a lymph node. That scares me a little, but not worth fretting over for now. I just don't want to go to the doctor and told it's nothing. But I will go for that if in the next year it continues.
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replied February 8th, 2013
Hey guys! So about a week ago I found a large swollen lump in my groin area, where my leg meets my hip. It is very hard to the touch and very bruised. Im assuming its a swollen lymph node..In the past two days it has been red and even more swollen. I've gotten lumps like this on and off for over a year now, but this one is the worst yet. Lately I've been very tired and fatigued and I feel sick all the time. Should I be worried?
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replied March 3rd, 2013
lymph between leg near groin
should i get a second opinon -my doctor casualy said " oh its lymph not to worry " he gave us no treatment even thou ive had it for 8 mths and its in my groin area were ive had major surgery after getting all my pelvis crushed under an HGV ( lots of rods, plates,titanium)it leaks water and a watery puss ,its beggining to stress me out and i don't know what to do Sad
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replied June 18th, 2013
Swollen Lymphnode for 5 years
For those who keep getting told nothing major by Dr. but gut tells you otherwise, female or male. I am a female 41. Had a swollen lymphnode neck area right side which I found while showering because it was a bit sore. Dr could mot find it unless I turned my head a vertain way. They CT'd it nothing was found, bloodwork found nothing. Fastforward 5 years later while on vacation had emergency apendectomy, 2 weeks later still not recovered CT scan shows abdominal lymphnodes swollen, treat me for possible infection due to apendecitis white cell count high. Strong antibiotics used for Anthrax treatment took care of the blood cell count. Doc discussed not attributing to lymphoma not the right age I was 40 (mostly elderly disease) and no family history. Months passed more CT's no changes lymphnodes still swollen. Sent to hematologist 5 months later, he sends me to get biopsy. 2 days later diagnosed diagnosed with Lymphoma. Bone marrow biopsy indicates it is in my bone marrow. Initial report from hospital indicates low grade Follicular Lyphoma. Decided to get second opinion at major cancer center, they tested cells untouched biopsy cells and found it was actually stage 4 higher grade requiring aggressive treatment. Slow progressive cancer takes 3 to 5 years to feel health symptoms.

Unfortunately for all those 5 years lymphnode was swollen, I never felt totally well but I was diagnosed as hypothyroid. No weight loss, just tired all the time, swollen lymphnode, and thinking back to right before appendicitis hit both my legs were swelling up to almost painful. Bloodwork showed nothing during my faithful yearly checkup.

If your gut tells you something doesn't feel right find someone who will listen.

EYE OPENER when I collected all medical records starting from appendectomy through the 5 CTs to bring to cancer center found: appendix surgeon made note on record something abnormal in nodes should follow up with Dr. never mentioned it to me during follow up visit before released to fly back home. 1st CT at home 2 weeks later the technician report states possible lymphoma. 5 months later 3 more CT's and a biopsy, plus bone marrow biopsy, PET scan and 1 more month second opinion from major cancer center final diagnosis Grade 3A Stage 4 Follicular Lymphoma abdominal, chest and neck.

Always get copies of your records and read them, most cancer centers offer diagnosis services. Wonder if I knew that 5 years ago they would have figured it out then. They specialize in this, most Drs work with process of elimination and hopefuly you have the time it could take. If it wasn't for appendicitis might still not be diagnosed.

1 year 6 months later doing well after 6 rounds of RCHOP and a Zevalin radiation infusion to try and extend remission since mine tends to return on average 3 years. Doing OK no more swollen lymphnodes including one in neck, just have to be vigilant and have CT scans from head to thighs every 4 to 6 months for the next 5 years.

Hope this helps someone find courage to search second opinion or a center with expertise on lymphnode disease. JMB
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replied June 18th, 2013
For those who keep getting told nothing major by Dr. but gut tells you otherwise, female or male. I am a female 41. Had a swollen lymphnode neck area right side which I found while showering because it was a bit sore. Dr could mot find it unless I turned my head a vertain way. They CT'd it nothing was found, bloodwork found nothing. Fastforward 5 years later while on vacation had emergency apendectomy, 2 weeks later still not recovered CT scan shows abdominal lymphnodes swollen, treat me for possible infection due to apendecitis white cell count high. Strong antibiotics used for Anthrax treatment took care of the blood cell count. Doc discussed not attributing to lymphoma not the right age I was 40 (mostly elderly disease) and no family history. Months passed more CT's no changes lymphnodes still swollen. Sent to hematologist 5 months later, he sends me to get biopsy. 2 days later diagnosed diagnosed with Lymphoma. Bone marrow biopsy indicates it is in my bone marrow. Initial report from hospital indicates low grade Follicular Lyphoma. Decided to get second opinion at major cancer center, they tested cells untouched biopsy cells and found it was actually stage 4 higher grade requiring aggressive treatment. Slow progressive cancer takes 3 to 5 years to feel health symptoms.

Unfortunately for all those 5 years lymphnode was swollen, I never felt totally well but I was diagnosed as hypothyroid. No weight loss, just tired all the time, swollen lymphnode, and thinking back to right before appendicitis hit both my legs were swelling up to almost painful. Bloodwork showed nothing during my faithful yearly checkup.

If your gut tells you something doesn't feel right find someone who will listen.

EYE OPENER when I collected all medical records starting from appendectomy through the 5 CTs to bring to cancer center found: appendix surgeon made note on record something abnormal in nodes should follow up with Dr. never mentioned it to me during follow up visit before released to fly back home. 1st CT at home 2 weeks later the technician report states possible lymphoma. 5 months later 3 more CT's and a biopsy, plus bone marrow biopsy, PET scan and 1 more month second opinion from major cancer center final diagnosis Grade 3A Stage 4 Follicular Lymphoma abdominal, chest and neck.

Always get copies of your records and read them, most cancer centers offer diagnosis services. Wonder if I knew that 5 years ago they would have figured it out then. They specialize in this, most Drs work with process of elimination and hopefuly you have the time it could take. If it wasn't for appendicitis might still not be diagnosed.

1 year 6 months later doing well after 6 rounds of RCHOP and a Zevalin radiation infusion to try and extend remission since mine tends to return on average 3 years. Doing OK no more swollen lymphnodes including one in neck, just have to be vigilant and have CT scans from head to thighs every 4 to 6 months for the next 5 years.

Hope this helps someone find courage to search second opinion or a center with expertise on lymphnode disease. JMB
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replied October 14th, 2013
Your blog is very encouraging. I am freaking out of Chemo. Please let me know if this is not too bad. What kind of side effect after 6 rounds of RCHOP? I hope you are fully recovery by now.
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replied June 30th, 2013
My daughter aged 16
Hi
My daughter is 16 about to turn 17. She has had a small twin marble size lump above panty line for four months now. At first as she's not began periods we believed it could be swollen ovary, it does not hurt her, hasn't changed in size at all, isn't hot but firm to the touch.
She's slight build weighing only 50kilo's, past had a lot of fainting spells which checked out to be a week nervous system. She has fainting spells based on IBS occasionally.
She doesn't want to go see a doctor, I do as mum I'm concerned.
Anyone's help or advise would be good advise. Please offer.

Thanks
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replied September 24th, 2013
I'M PRETTY SURE I KNOW WHAT MOST OF YOU HAVE...
I hate to be the one to tell most of you this.. but I had a friend who had ALL the same symptoms (swollen lymph Nodes, tired all the time, lower back pain, sick feeling). So she went to her doctor and had a kinds of blood work done but nothing came up. So, her gynecologist suggested she have a special test done for the Herpes type II Virus. Well sure enough, she had the test done and it was positive.. so all the symptoms were from this virus. I would highly suggest that you ALL ask to have this test done. It may suck but at least it rules out cancer as this virus is not a deadly one and doesn't really have any serious affects.
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