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I had threadworm 9 days ago, i took medication for it, and

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I had threadworm 9 days ago, i took medication for it, and the doctor told me to take another tablet 2 weeks after to be sure the parasite was gone. I now have a lymph node that has swollen up in my groin (left hand side.) Could the 2 be related?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 2 years ago.
Hello
It is possible as the superficial inguinal nodes receive some drainage from the anus.
So you should have your doctor check you again, simply to make sure there is no secondary infection, anal abscess, etc.

Use reply if you need to clarify


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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
my doctor gave me some antibiotics 2 dyas ago just incase there was infection . The Doctor first thought that the lump was a cyst because it is very close to the pubic bone area, she got a second opinion from another Doctor, who said it was a lymph node. Threadworm is the only recent infection I have had. I was concerned because I have a family history of non hodgkins lymphoma.
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 2 years ago.
No this is most likely due to your recent infection.
I wold not think lymphoma.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
i did originally think that the lymph node was due to the threadworm, i was just unsure if lymph nodes react to parasites? could they be draining out the worms that have died? i though they just fought against bacterial/viral infections?
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 2 years ago.
There can be a localized infection from the worms. The node can react to this.


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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Turns out I had glandular fever!! Wondered why I was feeling so tired, I thought I was hypothyroid which is why I requested a blood test! Lymph node is reducing now.
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 2 years ago.
Excellent.

That has to run its course.

Very odd to have one node.

Mild case.

Good luck.

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