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Post abdominal hysterectomy, excessive scar tissues, anemia, swollen, sore lymph nodes in right groin. Advise?

I am 15 days post abdominal hysterectomy, taking my uterus and tubes. She had to leave my cervix as it was fused to my bowl. I had excesive scar tissue from 5 other previous sergeries. This one was for fibroids, pain and excesive menstration that lead to anemia. Today I noticed some of my lymph nodes in right groin are swollen and soar. I did walk (strolling pace) quite a bit today. Could it just be from the excercise? My insision does leak a little but it's not infected.
Asked On : Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Hi and thanks for the query,

It would certainly not be due to the exercise that you experienced swollen and sore lymph nodes. The most probably cause of this should be a local inflammatory process, and an infection should be ruled out. Measuring markers of inflammation like the erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C reactive protein levels coupled with a complete blood count, to search for raised white blood cells could guide us to know exactly if its an infection or not. A complete clinical review and follow up of the temperature charts could be helpful, even to localize a site of local infection. Post surgical thrombophlebitis, veins inflammation of the lower limbs should be considered and excluded.

I think to be on the safe side, you should visit the treating physician for a clinical examination and laboratory testing to exclude an infectious process. Thanks and kind regards,

Bain LE, MD.
Answered: Sat, 22 Jun 2013
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