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    Hi,

    So basically I can feel a number of lymph nodes in both groin areas that I can't really remember being there before. Is this normal?

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    Enlarged lymph nodes MAY be caused by infections, however, its always best to speak to your GP.
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    if its new its a sign your body is fighting a bug. however as you know it can very rarely be a symptom ofother illnesses so as previous post said see your doctor soon
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    Have you hurt your foot, leg or groin recently? Lymph nodes in the groin may swell if you've injured any of these places. And are any of your other lymph nodes swollen? Like the others said, your body may just be fighting an infection.
    I wouldnt worry about it for now, but if it continues for some time and you're still concerned you should go see a doctor
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    (Original post by fergijane88)
    Have you hurt your foot, leg or groin recently? Lymph nodes in the groin may swell if you've injured any of these places. And are any of your other lymph nodes swollen? Like the others said, your body may just be fighting an infection.
    I wouldnt worry about it for now, but if it continues for some time and you're still concerned you should go see a doctor
    Thanks for the reply. Probably felt it for a couple of weeks, and no I can't feel any of my other lymph nodes.

    I did have surgery on a hydrocele about 2/3 months ago, if that's relevant.
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    That'll probably be why, perhaps theres a tiny inection from the healing of the surgery thats only just happened recently, and the lymph nodes are swollen due to that. If it doesnt go down though, I'd try get in contact with the doctor surgery that you went to for the op, just ask them if its normal to be experiencing that after a few months
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    It's normal to be able to feel pea/bean sized lymph nodes here and there around your body but if you haven't had a recent infection in the last few months, the nodes are bigger than a pea and/or are growing, hard, not movable then I would advised getting it checked over by your GP.

    I can't feel any in my groin area but I have two in my neck I can feel that came up with a bad ear infection and a flu like illness and they are still pea sized after nearly three years.

    Most likely though, it is a small lymph node that was caused by a mild infection or inflammation from your recent surgery.

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    I've been able to feel one in my neck (in fact you can see it if I tilt my head) for the past 12 years. It's when they change in size or shape they need checking.
 
 
 
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