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ask: swollen lymph node

By Anonymous

Im seventeen years old and i'm a bit of a hypochondriac, but i'm getting better about it. I've been through a lot of emotional stress over the past 6 months and I tend to take it out by worrying. I had a bad cold about 2 months ago and two weeks after a noticed a swollen groin lymph node. I don't know how long it had been there, but I went to the doctor about 3 days after it popped up. She said it was fine so I moved on. Well its still here and its worrying me a lot. I just had another REALLY bad cold and now its starting to hurt like around my upper thigh, hip, and groin. I've been touching it a good bit so I'm not sure if I'm making it worse or what and if thats why its hurting, or if it's just hurting for a random reason. I am just paranoid it could be cancer or something and I don't know what to do. In two months it has not gotten bigger and it is VERY moveable. Also, its only pea-sized.

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DaisyN Guide

Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  The swelling of a  Lymph node can also develop from infections or an injury.  By touching it you are definitely making it worst.  If you are still concern or having pain, you might want to let your doctor know. 

Best,

Daisy

February 1, 2013 - 5:24am
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