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swollen lymph nodes during pregnancy?

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is it common to get swollen lymph nodes during pregnancy?

i dont have any std's , uti,s or yeast infection
the swollen lymph node is in my groin and on the right side


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replied June 27th, 2011
Pregnancy Answer A24434
Hi,

Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am glad to help you out.

Your concern is regarding the lymph node in the groin. Pregnancy per se doesn’t cause an enlargement of the lymph nodes. Lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph nodes) is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Other causes include allergic reactions, arthritis, cancer, and an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism).

I suggest you to get this lump examined from a physician and get a fine needle aspiration cytology done to confirm the diagnosis.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations, and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.



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