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swollen lymph nodes in groin

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  • Posted By: waynebiz
  • November 11, 2006
  • 01:23 AM

During my husband's recent physical, the physician noticed his groin lymph nodes were swollen. He is in general good health and feels fine. He had blood work done and everything came out normal. He was sent to an infectious disease doctor who told him that he definitely had lymphoma or leukemia and told him to get a bioposy, CT scan and specialized blood work. When we tried making appointments, the infectious disease doctor refused to do a precertification for the CT scan. When he went to the surgeon for the bioposy, the surgeon told him he would probably just watch the glands for a few months, but sent him for the CT scan since the other doctor recommended it. He had the CT scan done, and although we don't have the final report yet, a doctor looked at it and said it seems fine. We are concerned because the infectious disease doctor was so definite that it was lymphoma or leukemia. We would like to know what other reasons there are for swollen lymph nodes. My husband had a ultra sound and it ruled out a hernia. He does use pesticides a few times a year (we have a Christmas Tree farm) but he puts on special clothing and wears a mask. He is a contractor and is around chemicals and sawdust. We are afraid there may be something causing the swollen glands that the tests haven't picked up on and do not want to ignore the problem. Can you help? Thank you
Jean Bizup

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  • Do you have cats on the farm? Check out "Cat Scratch Disease" on the internet.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 4, 2006
    • 01:54 PM
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  • I also have undiagnosed lymphnodal swelling and have had similar concerns. The medical community has given several possibilities for the swelling and pain.If your husband is a contractor, as I am, wear and tear due to heavy work may be the culprit for his lymphnode damage. I also thought I had a hernia, and am attending my Physicians office tomorrow to go over my c-t scan results. Good luck.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 19, 2007
    • 05:31 AM
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  • I am having the same issues, the left side lymph node in my groin is swollen, although not sore to the touch. In the beginning when I would sit or stand up it hurt like a muscle pull. The right side is swollen now also, but not as much. It's been over a month since I first noticed this was going on. I went to the doctor a few weeks ago and based solely on an exam and some basic questions she diagnosed Cat Scratch and gave me antibiotics. They didn't do anything, and I have another appointment with her on Monday. I'm really beginning to worry now, and I'm beginning to have pains in my left armpit as well, although I can't feel a lump there yet. I feel absolutely fine otherwise. What in the world could this be? Could it be PMS related? The pain seems to get a little worse around that time of the month, although it could just be my anxiety level going up.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 21, 2007
    • 01:26 AM
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  • hi, i:m having the same problems,i can feel swelling in my groin on my right side as i:m sitting or driving,my doc says he cant see what it could be,also my partner has had two swollen lymph nodes under her arms,she had one removed for tests but they all came back ok,2 years ago i was accidently splashed with blood which got into my eyes at work by another worker,i:ve said this to my doc and he says not to worry,is he right?please someone!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 21, 2007
    • 08:34 PM
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  • Undx'd Lyme disease & co infections can cause lymph swelling . I beilieve it bartonella, that is also known as "cat scratch disease". I am being treated for Lyme now and have a swollen lymph under the left arm. My lyme was undx'd for 20 yrs., and only dx'd after a second tick bite. MAny types of ticks and misquitos carry the bacteria. Lyme bacterias goes through cycles, abt every 28 days or so. So it can seem like bad pms. There is always the possibility of it being something other than lyme. If you live in the northeast, I would suspect it, although the docs seem to deny it!! Check out this link www.lymenet.org. Do a google search too. Best wishes.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 22, 2007
    • 03:55 PM
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  • I wonder if someone might be able to help me also. I to have a problem with a swollen lymph node in the left side of my groin. But not far below in my thigh is a rather large and very painful, slightly swollen spot. I saw my doctor yesterday and he says there must be some infection and put me on 500mg of keflex 4x a day. I have been on the antibiotic for more than 24 hrs and the pain is still increasing. I am having much discomfort with walking. Should I just trust my dr and continue the meds or should I be cocerned? I appreciate any input. Thanks
    orangegizmo 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • To all posting in this thread... The standard of care for a swollen lymph glad is to try and antibiotic first. there are several reasons for Lymph nodes to become enlarged, first and foremost is infection. Then there is a whole host of other things such as lymes disease, cat scratch fever, HIV as well as other Immuneo defficencies, Cancer aka lymphoma, Mono aka Epstien Barr syndrome as well as many others. I would the antibiotic first and see where that goes but I would also request that they do some blood work as well. For those of you that are women there is also a disease out there that is called Dercums Disease that effects women or should I say is more common in women but is also found in men. This is a very rare disease and is not well known by doctors and does go undiagnosed there is also no test for this disease. The reason that I know this is becasue I too suffer from some of the same problems as well as others and the second time that I seen this particular Dr he diagnosed this disease in me or should I say he said that this is what he thinks it is. if you want to see the rest of my story here are the links to my posts: http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=5620http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=5621 There is also a reply post from me in this thread: http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=4072 Clinton AKA NetGeek
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  • to every one out there with swollen lymph nodes talk to your doctor and request a pet scan if they refuse find a doctor that will my husband had a swollen lymph node for 2 years after he was finally put through a pet scan he was diagnossed with non hodgkins lymphoma this is also linked to vietnam (agent orange) please request this test. this lymphoma is cancer and dosent alwayse show up in cat scans blood work or any thing else they did to my husband. The only wat they found it was by doing a pet scan.
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  • It's a bit surprising that an infectious disease specialist would tell your husband he had cancer especially when there are many infectious diseases that can cause the problem. If anything go to an oncologist and see what they think. There are tons of reasons lymph nodes can enlarge.
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  • Recently i noticed a rash on my stomach. There is at least 3 places that this rash has shown up on my body, and we believe it is from a bug bite, probably a spider. This rash is characterized with red skin and raised bumps. They itch at times but at other times they dont itch. this rash is on the right side of my body, two spots of it on my belly and one spot on my back. two of the three spots is jsut one raised bump thats red. One is a patch of red skin with bumps. Shortly after i noticed these rashes, i found a swollen lymph node slightly below my right armpit. Not long after that a second lymph node swelled up beside that one, though not as bad. TOday i discovered that along with these two swollen lymph nodes I have a swollen node in my groin area, also on the right side. All these problems i have discovere are on the right side of my body, and i am kind of worried about what is wrong with me. I have no idea and i was hoping someone here could help me out. Please have an answer for me!!
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  • Have you had an HIV test? Do you have any fever?
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  • look up MRSA and I think you'll find everything you need... our sit. are rearly identical
    anne.katherine 10 Replies Flag this Response
  • to jmenz, my father was having rashes similar to what you describe, in patches and only on one side of his body. he found out it was shingles. maybe this is a possibility? definately go to your doctor
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  • Tick bite and swollen lymph node. I just removed a tick from my leg, near my buttock, that had been imbedded in my skin for hours. I felt an ache on my upper leg and back and the discomfort made me search for the cause. In about 6 hours, the lymph node on the groin of the same leg turned red, swollen and tender to the touch. The pain is more localize to the touch but a dull ache persists. I have to assume that my body is reacting to a bacterial infection and that somehow this is affecting my lymph node. I was only able to leave a message for my doctor so I haven't seen a professional yet.
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  • So i have swollen lymph nodes on the right side of my groin and i've developed what looks like a rash/acne on the right side of my scrotum and the right side of my bottom. It hurts when the rash/acne comes in contact with anything and am concerned. Anybody have any advice/help?
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  • Yes, I am a 15 year old guy that has something in his scrotum that is not supposed to be there! I have been doing internet research after internet research and came to a conclusion that it was in fact a hernia, which upset me very much. That was until I saw that Another cause could be swollen lymph nodes (which I really Hope it is). I am too nervous to tell my parents about this because, i am scared to death about getting surgery in my groin. And if I have surgery I could possibly miss alot of football, which is coming up. Can someone please distinguish between a hernia and swollen lymph nodes? I am prayng that God will miraculously heal it, which i KNOW HE HAS THE POWER TO DO. Thanks alot.
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  • Recently i noticed a rash on my stomach. There is at least 3 places that this rash has shown up on my body, and we believe it is from a bug bite, probably a spider. This rash is characterized with red skin and raised bumps. They itch at times but at other times they dont itch. this rash is on the right side of my body, two spots of it on my belly and one spot on my back. two of the three spots is jsut one raised bump thats red. One is a patch of red skin with bumps. Shortly after i noticed these rashes, i found a swollen lymph node slightly below my right armpit. Not long after that a second lymph node swelled up beside that one, though not as bad. TOday i discovered that along with these two swollen lymph nodes I have a swollen node in my groin area, also on the right side. All these problems i have discovere are on the right side of my body, and i am kind of worried about what is wrong with me. I have no idea and i was hoping someone here could help me out. Please have an answer for me!!Believe it might be a skin condition called SHINGLES/Herpes Zoster. Did you have Chicken Pox as a child? If this is SHINGLES, you'll need a anti-viral such as acyclovir, famciclovir or valacyclovir. One of these miraculous drugs will greatly reduce your discomfort. This is not a life-threatening disease. Go see your doctor & get these helpful prescriptions. Everything will be all right.
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  • I noticed a few days ago, the lymph nodes on either side of the groin started becoming sore. They got progressively more sore, and this morning I woke up and had an area about an inch in diameter on the left side of my penis shaft that was swollen. It is soft, and does not hurt at all, although the lymph nodes are quite sore. I saw the doc this morning, and he gave me some antibiotics and didn't give me too much insight, other than the fact that since my lymph nodes are quite sore, he is not too worried about anything serious right now. Anyone got any input?
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  • Hello, I am 14 years old.. and I have swollen lymph nodes in groin and on both sides of the neck.. but many in the groin area.. ( about 10 on each side). If any one can give me any ideas of what i could have that would be great. thanks.
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  • In the middle of December id say the 17th , while in the shawer, i noticed a small swelling in the left side of my groin area. It was a bit sore to the touch and i didnt think much of it. By the 21st... it was much larger and it hurt to walk, stand, sit, or even lay comfortably in bed. My love took me to the ER and all they told me to do is make an appt with a doctor..They ran a Pelvic Ultrasound and did some blood work as did std exams... all came back clear! I had to schedual an followup with a gyno .. so that i did... because of medicaid issues i wasnt able to be seen until January 15th with a gyno...That was this month... Its still in pain, the swelling increased and its just becomming more and more frightning. The Gyno I met with told me he really had no idea what it could be and that i had to meet with an Infectious disease doctor.... I have an appt tomarrow with a Primary for the reffereral.... Im very nervous.... because the gyno gave me antibiotics that my body hasnt responded to.... What should i do???? Im very concerned.... The pain is still present and Im just not sure what to do......
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    • 03:59 AM
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