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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello im a 21 year old woman
Doctor :   welcome to healthcare magic
User :   i have a two very small pea sized lumps on the my left groin
Doctor :   ok
User :   is it possible these are just two lymph nodes?
User :   they dont hurt
User :   just noticed them
User :   and am concerned
Doctor :   are they situated below the fold of the thigh
User :   no
User :   very close to it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   these are defnitely lymph nodes
Doctor :   have u had any fever, or any infection in the legs or in the skin ?
User :   not recently no
User :   im just concerned
User :   theyre not big
User :   but im scared that they are stuck together
Doctor :   that is fine
Doctor :   the groin contains 5-10 lymph nodes in that area
Doctor :   they are arranged in the form of a cross
User :   so they can be stuck together?
Doctor :   and they are in close associattion and can be stuck together
Doctor :   this is completely normal
User :   i went to the doctor
Doctor :   ok
User :   he said he couldnt feel much
User :   he said it didnt feel like anything to him
User :   i was given erythromycin
User :   in case
Doctor :   the nodules could be either lymph nodes or subcutanoues fat nodules
User :   they have stayed the same really
Doctor :   the only time you need to worry, is when the nodes are very large, non mobile
User :   yes, i have just been reading on the internet
User :   and everything pointed to cancer
User :   non hodgkins lymphoma and that sort of thing
Doctor :   but this is not cancer at all
Doctor :   do u have any symptoms other than the nodes
User :   no
Doctor :   in that case no need to worry
Doctor :   if u have night sweats, weight loss, fever, loss of appetite etc
Doctor :   then the chance of cancer is high
User :   i was sweating a bit after i took erythromycin
Doctor :   thats ok
Doctor :   that is not need to worry about
Doctor :   thats usual when u take antibiotics
Doctor :   also at the age of 21, there is no need to be worried at all
Doctor :   u need to have a family history and a chronic conditions to be worried about
User :   i see
User :   i tend to just be overly paranoid about these things
Doctor :   that is ok
User :   thank you very much doctor
Doctor :   you r welcome
Doctor :   i hope i have solved ur queries
User :   you have been a tremendous help, i research doctor patient communication at university
Doctor :   ok , thats good
User :   and this has been great
User :   thank you
Doctor :   you are welcome again
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