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Hard nodules in neck and groin

So I was wondering if anyone could help me out here. About a year ago I noticed a hard, painless, non-movable lump on the right side about midway up my neck so I thought it was an infection and thought nothing of it Now a year later I still have that lump on my neck but now I discovered another lump in my left groin area. Same thing; hard, painless and doesn't move. Both of this lumps are probably about 1-1.5 cm in size.Also about a month ago I got this red rash on my face that covered half my nose and over under my right eye and down towards my mouth somewhat. I have also been very fatigued but that could just be the college life taking its toll on me. I also sweat at night but I'm not sure if that is because the dorms are warm. Is there any cause for concern?
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replied April 26th, 2010
Lymphoma typically causes painless (and progressive) enlargement of one or more lymph nodes. On the other hand, tender, painful lymph nodes are almost always caused by infection or inflammation.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to provide a specific diagnosis over the Internet to patients with concerns regarding enlarged lymph nodes. Therefore, my advice is for you to see your doctor for an examination.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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