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Forum Name: Lymphoma

Question: inguinal lymph node enlargement


 sophia lauren - Sat Oct 08, 2005 7:39 pm

what is the treatment for inguinal lymphnode enlargement?
several bumps popped up overnight, malt ball size and smaller.
anti-biotics? no lesions present in area.
any natural/herbal therapy?
how long is recovery?
thanks,
concerned and stumped
 Theresa Jones, RN - Sun Dec 18, 2005 7:56 am

User avatar Hi sophia lauren
Inguinal lymph node enlargement
These are situated in the crease between the leg and pelvis (more on the outside of that crease, i.e. laterally). It drains the penis, scrotum, vulva, vagina, perineum, gluteal region, lower abdominal wall, lower anal canal. Common causes of enlargement include infections of the leg or foot, STDs (e.g., herpes simplex virus, gonococcal infection, syphilis, chancroid, granuloma inguinale, lymphogranuloma venereum), lymphoma, pelvic malignancy, bubonic plague. Following infection lymph nodes occasionally remain permanently enlarged, though they should be non-tender, small (less the 1 cm), have a rubbery consistency and none of the characteristics described for malignancy or for infection. These are also known as 'Shotty Lymph nodes'. I would recommend an evaluation by your physician as he/she may not only want to evaluate the areas over a short period of time (3-4 weeks) as well as a course of antibiotic therapy.
Sincerely,
Theresa Jones, RN

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