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Swollen Lymph nodes

Good morning Everyone,

I wanted to know if anyone has ever experienced swollen lymph nodes in the groin area? For the past 2 years or so I would get a small pea size lump either before or during my menstrual on the left side of my groin. This morning I woke up & the lymph nodes is bigger than a pea & it really hurts as I walk. I plan to contact my PCP & neurologist but just wanted to know if anyone has experienced the same.

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Yes, but mine only hurt when I pressed on them. If it hurts when walking a call to pc or neuro is a good idea.

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forgot to mention, I first noticed them after I had been on copaxone for about a year

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Thanks for the response.

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Hi @Eveliz I have that problem but was told about 8 years ago they were trigger points from my fibromyalgia! Since I was diagnosed with MS 6/16/16, I haven't thought to mention the painful nodules to my neurologist. I just still assumed they were trigger points from my fibromyalgia. I cannot wear tight jeans or any form fitting clothing, or pantyhose, as that makes them "pop up." I have to wear hi-cut panties. I cannot have anything binding my groin area, as that will trigger the painful knots or swollen nodes or whatever they are. Neither can I sit in a straight chair; I must be able to stretch out my leg, especially my right leg, or the knot will pop up and hurt like crazy and I will have to lie down or something to stretch out from my waist down, and rub the area with Biofreeze or some kind of muscle pain relief. I usually use a TENS unit on my trigger points on shoulder, back, and neck, and calves, but can't use it THERE!! Just really, really hurts. Mine hurts worse when I am sitting than when I am walking, when my groin area is in a bent position or binding position. Doctor always blamed it on fibromyalgia.

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Eveliz, it's Fancy1959. I 'm glad you've contacted your doctor's over the matter. It sounds like nothing to fool with. You might also have to make a trip to your gynecologist to have your female organs checked out. I wouldn't waste any time due to the fact that swollen lymph nodes typically mean some type of infection is going on in the area around them. Please keep in touch and let us know what they find out. Until we speak again please take care and remember together we are stronger!

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