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Painful lymph nodes, groin pain, no answers - need help.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 22, 2010
  • 04:11 PM

I am a 27 year old female. I have had a painful lump (lymph node, I assume) in my underarm near my breast for almost 5 years now. I've also had enlarged nodes in my neck for 4+ years. My latest symptom is pain near an enlarged node in groin (right side only). It never used to hurt (it has been enlarged for over a year now), but for the last 2 months, in this side of my groin I feel a burning/throbbing sensation, particularly when I am standing. This weekend I noticed the throbbing traveling down to the upper part of my inner thigh, and when I pressed on it, it was very sore/tender. The swollen nodes in my neck started in early 2006, and within 6 months I had full blown mono that lasted for months. One of the nodes in my neck was removed to check for cancer and it was benign. I was still sick, and it was decided that my tonsils had to come out as well. However, the other nodes (in my armpit & groin) are painful unlike the ones in my neck that still remain enlarged. My spleen, liver, & lungs were checked 1 year ago and everything was normal. My last blood test was a year ago and all came out fine. I am so confused and have been to so many specialists and nobody can give me an answer. Any ideas on what the heck could be going on? One doctor thought I had a hernia, but I saw a surgeon and he said no...although my doctor determined I have no life threatening illness like cancer based on the tests he ran a year ago, he is sending me to see a hematologist in 2 weeks. I am scared to death to find out something is really wrong, but I am mostly expecting another wasted appointment full of tests with no answers. I've always had clean gyno check ups, no STDs in my life, have tested negative for HIV. Help!!

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