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I have what i think it a swollen node in my groin area, i

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hi, i have what i think it a swollen node in my groin area, i have had it for as long as i can remember, and its not painful, nor has it changed in size, should i be worried?


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How large is it?

is it soft or firm?

When did you notice it first?

Is it movable?

Did you get it checked by doctor?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Its probably about 1cm, it feels rubbery i think, it clicks when i move it nearly? I noticed it what I think was years ago, and i never thought anything of it because i didnt think to. its only that i was listening to the radio yesterday and they were talking about enlarged nodes and it got me worried. i havent got it checked

Thank you for the information.
From analyzing your symptoms, it is likely to be a lymph node.
Lymph node can be enlarged if there is an infection/inflammation in its draining area.
It can remain enlarged for a long time.
Other possibility is a cyst, collection of fat cells or lipoma..
Usually small enlarged lymph node,cyst etc. do not require treatment.
However, I would suggest to get it examined by your doctor for confirmation.
I hope this information helps.
I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.
Please feel free for any follow up query.
Best wishes.
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