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Swollen lymphnodes on inguinal line, below navel, have pain in back and pressure in abdomen. What could be going on?

I have two swollen lymphnodes both with a small raisin sized nodule easily palpable. One is on my right side in my inguinal line. The other center mast between my left and right hip about 4 inches below my nave. The lymphnodes started out feeling like bruises but are a little less tender now but no change in size. The lymphnodes have been swollen for nearly 2 weeks. I have had elevated pain in my back and strange burning and pressure pain in my abdomin sometimes the pain is frequent but it is always random in location and intensity. No change in Bm what could be going on?
Asked On : Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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Emergency Medicine Specialist 's  Response

Lymph nodes are small, bean-shaped glands throughout the body. They are part of the lymphatic system, which carries fluid (lymph fluid), nutrients, and waste material between the body tissues and the bloodstream.
The lymphatic system is an important part of the immune system, the body's defense system against disease.
     The lymph nodes in the groin (femoral or inguinal lymph nodes) may swell from an injury or infection in the foot, leg, groin, or genitals.
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Critical Care Specialist Dr. Sadiq Mughal's  Response
Hi thanks for your question.
Lymph nodes are normally present in every part of body and there are two groups lymph node in lower abdomen and perineal area.There are few reasons for lymph node enlargement and commonest reason is infection in body in vicinity of lymph node.
Since your lymph node are enlarged and tender means this is due to infection.I would suggest you to consult a physician who may be able to examine you to locate the source of infection,which may be responsible for pain your having.He/she may prescribe you antibiotic and analgesic anti inflammatory drugs for treatment of enlarged and tender lymph nodes.
Hope this answers your question.
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