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CT Scan showed enlarged inguinal lymph node? Should I be Concerned
This is the best place I felt I needed to post this question. I have been dealing with moderate to severe chronic abdominal pain for about two years. I had my right ovary removed a year ago, I continued to have right side abdominal pain sometimes very severe and constant. I have had four Laproscope procedures done in three years. I am under the impression that the pain is mostly cause by adhesions. I am scheduled for another Laproscope tomorrow to try and diagnose them. In the meantime I was sent Thursday for a CT Scan of the Pelvis and Abdomen just to make sure there was not a bowel obstruction due to bowel changes. Well on the report it states "Enlarged 2.3 cm left inguinal lymph node". Is this something that I should be concerned about given my history of pelvic pain and cysts? Will this be something that my OBGYN will be able to inspect during the Laproscope tomorrow? When I swollen or enlarged Lymph Nodes I automatically think of infection. Also have done some google searches for this and it has came up with a lot of Ovarian Cancer sites. How concerned should I be about this? Thanks
The inguinal region is that region where the leg joins the body. Any time you stub your toe or nick yourself shaving your legs, you will get swollen inguinal lymph nodes. Just as any time you have a cold or upper respiratory tract infection, one will get swollen lymph nodes ("glands") in the neck and under the jaw.
So for your, it is unclear if this has any significance. If you have a personal history of cancer and you previously did not have an enlarged lymph node, i would usually biopsy the lymph node.
best wishes for you in your surgery
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