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Last week I was outside pulling and lifting stuff and I was pulling on a small tree when I felt this pull in my groin and it hurt for a few seconds then I was ok so I continued to do my outside stuff. Later that night I noticed there were knots in the same area and they were sore so I thought it was from the strain that happened and next morning I saw them and they are about the size of a golf ball or just a little smaller so I got concerned about them and I made a doctors appointment Monday.

Well I saw her yesterday and my visit didn't go as good as I thought. She said the knots were my lymph nodes and I have another one swollen that I didn't know about on the left side of my groin but those two on my right groin she's concerned about cause I've not been sick with a cold or anything. However she thinks I may have an infection from sores I've had cause after I take hot showers my skin gets dry and will itch me to death until I rub the skin raw then they form sores and I have a nasty habit of picking them and I've had a bad case of them since September. I've had dry skin every where and I've had bumps bad on almost every body part except my private area but Even had a lot on my butt cheeks and my arms and legs looked like I had been in a fight and I have some on the back of my neck right now and my arms are healing and my legs have healed. We did have a bad case of fleas where I had a few bites and after we got rid of them it's weird how my skin stopped itching after I get out of the shower so they may have played a factor with the itching but anyway she thinks it maybe coming from the bumps so she did blood work on me and I'm supposed to hear from them today or tomorrow.

Here is the very weird part. She told me that the swollen nodes had been like that for a while and I had not noticed. I told her I would have saw them and she said they may had been small. If that's the case then don't you think it's weird how after I felt that pull in my groin that they decided to get bigger? She didn't think how weird that was and assumed I have an infection and that's why they may have gotten bigger but injuries in that area can cause the nodes to swell but she didn't mention that. If I have infection and I'm on antibiotic in hoping to see the nodes to finally shrunk which will bring me relief. I asked her what if no infection showed and she said that would be good thing. Not to me cause if there's no infection then I'm gonna be more worried and thinking I may have cancer somewhere like lymphoma and I swear I'm trying not to think that way. What has me scared is she wants me to see a specialist cause she thinks the nodes are big for my body. Well I'm a petite girl only 87 pounds and you would think that anything would show up on a little body but I have to see specialist for him to decide if I need biopsy. She doesn't think it's cancer but she is concerned and it has me pretty scared. looking forward to hearing what others think it just don't add up with the pull strain I felt then they got big just like that
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replied January 22nd, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern.
Don't worry about lymph nodes in groin region.
Lymph nodes in the groin region are significant only if bigger than 3cm,hard,fixed to underlying structure and there are associated symptoms like unexplained fever,weight loss and night sweats.
However, in most of the cases these are enlarged due to infection in groin area.
I would suggest you to do work up for STDs.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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