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Lymph Node Or ....?

Found a lump on the left side of my body right beside my pelvic bone in my pubic region. It is larger than the lymph nodes on the other side of my body!! Infact im not even sure it is a lymph node. What should I do ? What could this be ?
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replied February 5th, 2018

The location of the lump, is indicative of it being a lymph node.

If there are doubts, a ultrasound can be done, which can confirm the suspicion or rule out other possible causes of the lump.

Lymph nodes and the spleen are part of the lymphatic system, where white blood cells (lymphocytes) mature and ‎‎‎undergo clonal multiplication. The lymphocytes are important for fighting the infection and clearing the ‎‎‎viruses and bacteria from the body. Hence during any inflammation or infection it is common for the lymph nodes to ‎‎‎increase in size and also become a bit tender (pain on application of pressure). ‎

In occasional cases, it is common for some nodes to be continuously active and hence appear enlarged permanently.

In such cases , treatment with antibiotics and other anti-inflammatory measures can help to resolve the condition.

It would be recommended that you consult with your doctor and seek a proper medical opinion.




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