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Lymph node swellings in the groin area - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have a swollen area in my left upper thigh just below the groin area extending toward the outer thigh. I have also had some abdominal pain (not constant, it comes and goes) in the middle part of upper abdomen. The abdominal pain is getting better ie, less frequent, but I am still concerned about the swelling.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query
Doctor :   Did the abd pain start first or the swelling?
User :   the abdominal pain
Doctor :   WHat is your age and gender?
User :   I am a 51 yr old female
Doctor :   Is the abd pain on right or left?
User :   neither, right in the middle
Doctor :   below the belly button?
User :   no upper abdomen, just below the chest
Doctor :   How is the pain, gripping or burning ?
Doctor :   Does anything reduce or increase the pain, movement or meals etc ?
User :   gripping...and it is not constant now, though it was...the only thing that helped it was alkazelter, not tums or antacids. Also, when it began I was about 10 days into a 14 day dose of Zegrid for frequent heartburn
User :   The pain occurs sometimes before meals, but also happens after meals
Doctor :   Ok, let us talk about swelling now
Doctor :   When did it appear, size of it and is it increasing in size?
User :   It appeared suddenly about a week ago, its more like a bulge about 3" in length and about an inch wide. It does not seem to be increasing in size
Doctor :   Does it pain when you press over it?
Doctor :   Is it soft or hard or firm? Is it movable
User :   No, there a little discomfort when I walk but not really any is hard and firm
Doctor :   Is it movable
User :   No
Doctor :   THe swelling appears to be a lymph node
Doctor :   Are you sure you do not have similr swellings on the other side of the thigh
User :   Yes, I have been checking regularly
Doctor :   Ok Right now I do not see any worrisome thing
Doctor :   but I jut shall advice you to keep a watch on this for sometime
Doctor :   If you see any increase in size, consider getting this examined by any local doctor
Doctor :   These lymph nodes are called femoral lymph nodes
Doctor :   and do not have great significance if only a single node is present
User :   Okay, that's a relief...thank you for your time
Doctor :   Do you have any questions?
User :   What would cause this, or is there a cause?
Doctor :   Causes cannot be determined as there are many number of causes for the swelling
Doctor :   and sometimes no cause too
User :   Okay, again, thank you
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