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Forum Name: Other infections

Question: Several swollen lymph nodes?


 msmiss - Sun Aug 12, 2007 4:44 pm

I've had this swollen lymph node near my groin area for about 5 years and afterwards two more appeared in the same area, they don't get any smaller and neither do they grow. Last year I got a really bad flu and a lymph node in my throat got swollen and also next to my year, they hadn't disappeared also, just diminished ever since I got better from the cold. These lymph nodes in my neck are (I think) probably only caused by the flu, yet these next to my groin make no sense at all. Btw, it can't be any STD, since I've never had sex. I'm a female 18 yo. Does anyone have a clue what might have caused this whole swelling?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:04 am

User avatar Hi Msmiss,

It is not too uncommon for lymph nodes that have enlarged when fighting off an infection to subsequently not shrink back down to their previous size. They often will remain the size of a pea or so.

We call these lymph nodes shotty lymph nodes because they feel a little like buckshot or BB's.

They still function normally and may increase in size when an infection is being fought off.

Best wishes.

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