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Enlarged lymph node on pelvis

Last Monday, I noticed a small bump on the right side of my pelvis, like where my panty line should be. It was tender to the touch but the tenderness went away. There is also some weird kind of bite on my right hip, so I think the two might be correlated. Friday, I got a mild fever and found out that the lump was a swollen lymph node. The doctor prescribed me some anti biotic for a yeast infection, even though I KNEW I didn't/don't have a yeast infection. I have none of the symptoms. She also said my fever was probably a separate virus, which I am also unsure of. I've started putting some topical anti biotic cream on the strange bite on my hip, in case that's the cause the infection. The lymph node has gone down in size and is no longer tender to the touch, although the area around it is.

Any advice would be soooooo appreciated. This is really bugging me!
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Hello,

This kind of bump can be a swollen lymph node,a sebaceous cyst or a boil. Lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph nodes) is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection along with other numerous causes.Treatment is usually cold compresses,over the counter anti-inflammatory analgesics(pain killers) like acetaminophen or ibuprofen,antibiotics if cause of infection is suspected to be a bacteria and surgical drainage if there is any abscess formation.

Sebaceous cyst is a closed sac or cyst below the surface of the skin that has a lining that resembles the uppermost part (infundibulum) of a hair follicle and fills with a fatty white, semi-solid material called sebum produced by sebaceous glands of the epidermis.It is usually painless but can become painful if infected.Then antibiotics are needed.

Boils are caused by infection of the hair follicle be staph aureus.Treatment includes antibiotics.

This swelling should go after antibiotics which you are also taking.Just keep that area clean and wear cotton undergarments.

Hope it helps.Take care and regards.

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Thank you! and I wouldn't be so worried about it, if it wasn't for the fever. I can't find any explanation for that other then it's a bad infection that's gotten out of control.
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