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Inflammation of the lymph nodes in the groin in men

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Inflammation of the lymph nodes in the groin in men The lymphatic system is a set of vessels that begin in the peripheral parts of the body, gradually increase, form large lymphatic ducts, which flow into the venous bed. The lymphatic system consists of capillaries, vessels, nodes, ducts and trunks. This is a kind of drainage that helps cleanse the body of foreign elements and complements the cardiovascular system in this regard.

Lymph nodes in this system play the role of filters through which the entire lymph passes. These organs contain many lymphocytes - special blood cells that can attack and destroy foreign bodies. If such an aggressor is one microbial cell, then the immunity successfully copes with the task and clinically it does not manifest in any way. If there is a source of infection in a certain area of ​​the body, and its attempt to spread with the blood flow through the body, the filter delays the process. The “struggle” between the infection and the lymphocytes unfolds in it, as a result of which the knot significantly increases in size, which is a signal for the patient and the doctors themselves.

Due to the fact that the nodes are located in groups in certain areas of the body, the infectious process or metastasis is limited in its distribution relatively early. Even if the pathological process overcomes the nodes in one area, it will necessarily encounter the next group, which is located higher.

Now, when the role of the lymphatic system as a whole and its nodes in the body is described in detail, one can proceed to consider the immediate topic of the article - inflammation of the lymph nodes in the groin of men.



Disease classification

Inguinal lymphadenitis is one of the types of inflammatory changes in the lymph nodes. If the lymph nodes are inflamed in this area, then you can think about the presence in the body of a serious disease. Depending on the reason that caused the inflammation of the nodes, there are several types of lymphadenitis:

  • primary lymphadenitis - develops when pathogenic microorganisms enter the lymph nodes;
  • secondary lymphadenitis - occurs most frequently, as it can be observed in pathologies in other areas of the body (most often this occurs in the presence of a venereal disease).
  • As mentioned above, the disease manifests itself as a result of microorganisms entering the inguinal lymph nodes. Staphylococcus, streptococcus, E. coli, diplococci, and also causative agents of venereal diseases (the proximity of the location of the genitals) are the most common cause of inflammation.
  • From the source of infection, the microbial bodies along with the current of the lymph enter the blood vessels and gradually reach the lymph nodes. The source of infection may be a purulent wound on the skin, inflammation of hair follicles or boils. After the microbial cells have been found in the node, the cells responsible for the fight against infection and inflammatory reactions begin to "flow together" there. The result of this process is an increase in the size of the node itself.
  • Relatively rare infection gets into the node by contact. To do this, the body must be in direct contact with the focus of infection. In some cases, microbes get directly into the node if the tissue is damaged and the node is injured. With blood flow, germs spread as often as the lymphogenous way.
  • If a pathogenic organism secretes a large amount of harmful substances, then the products of vital activity of the surrounding tissues are poisoned . At the same time, a simple serous inflammation may develop around the node, as well as a purulent focus may be formed, provoking further tissue melting.
  • Cancers sometimes metastasize through the lymphogenous pathway, which leads to an increase in the size of the latter. However, such nodes are very rarely inflamed.
  • In children, lymphadenitis may develop due to the fact that the vessels of the lymphatic system are formed incorrectly in the process of development of the organism. Also, the child may have a place to be immunodeficiency, obtained from the mother. In general, children get sick much less often than adults, because they almost never face venereal diseases.


Causes of inflammation of the lymph nodes in the groin of men

  • As mentioned above, the disease manifests itself as a result of microorganisms entering the inguinal lymph nodes. Staphylococcus, streptococcus, E. coli, diplococci, and also causative agents of venereal diseases (the proximity of the location of the genitals) are the most common cause of inflammation.
  • From the source of infection, the microbial bodies along with the current of the lymph enter the blood vessels and gradually reach the lymph nodes. The source of infection may be a purulent wound on the skin, inflammation of hair follicles or boils. After the microbial cells have been found in the node, the cells responsible for the fight against infection and inflammatory reactions begin to "flow together" there. The result of this process is an increase in the size of the node itself.
  • Relatively rare infection gets into the node by contact. To do this, the body must be in direct contact with the focus of infection. In some cases, microbes get directly into the node if the tissue is damaged and the node is injured. With blood flow, germs spread as often as the lymphogenous way.
  • If a pathogenic organism secretes a large amount of harmful substances, then the products of vital activity of the surrounding tissues are poisoned. At the same time, a simple serous inflammation may develop around the node, as well as a purulent focus may be formed, provoking further tissue melting.
  • Cancers sometimes metastasize through the lymphogenous pathway, which leads to an increase in the size of the latter. However, such nodes are very rarely inflamed.
  • In children, lymphadenitis may develop due to the fact that the vessels of the lymphatic system are formed incorrectly in the process of development of the organism. Also, the child may have a place to be immunodeficiency, obtained from the mother. In general, children get sick much less often than adults, because they almost never face venereal diseases.



Symptoms of inflammation of the inguinal lymph nodes in men

The clinical manifestations of the disease can vary greatly depending on how many lymph nodes are inflamed, what is the cause of this phenomenon and how actively the patient's body is struggling with the disease.

  • Enlarged lymph node in size - always present and often very frightening to the patient. Many have heard that cancer metastases often manifest as enlarged regional nodes. Indeed, this is true, but this cause accounts for a very small proportion of all cases. In addition, such nodes in most cases only grow without inflammation.
  • Soreness of the affected nodes, which is manifested when they are palpated, squeezed, in a certain position of the body.
  • Over the enlarged node, the integuments become hyperemic (red). Body temperature rises to subfebrile numbers.
  • When walking or doing physical exertion, the patient notes deterioration, discomfort in the groin.

If the disease is serious or if the patient does not take proper measures, then the lymph nodes of other groups may be affected. It is necessary to immediately consult a doctor when the first symptoms of the disease appear, thus avoiding serious complications. The doctor will conduct an examination and, if necessary, appoint an examination by specialists of other profiles.

To which doctor to treat for inflammation of the lymph nodes in the groin?

If lymph node inflammation is suspected, it is necessary to consult a general practitioner. Next, the therapist will write out a referral to either the surgeon or the endocrinologist.

Diagnosis of inflammation of the lymph nodes in the groin in men

If an inguinal lymphadenitis is suspected, the doctor first conducts an external examination of the patient. Normally, human lymph nodes are soft, painless on palpation and not visible on external examination. Very often in a healthy person, even an experienced specialist cannot probe the nodes that are securely hidden in the subcutaneous fatty tissue and other tissues.

  • If the patient is sick, then during the examination, the doctor will easily find an enlarged node (or several at once). Also during palpation, the patient will complain of severe pain in the affected area. Other features described above will also be noted. After the examination, the specialist will understand which research methods should be prescribed to the patient.
  • Complete blood count can detect inflammatory changes. The number of leukocytes increases, an increase in the erythrocyte sedimentation rate may be observed.
  • Lymph node biopsy with histological examination of the material obtained. This method of research can reveal malignant changes in the blood picture, which are observed in hemoblastosis. Timely treatment of such a disease can save the patient’s life.
  • Often, an inguinal hernia can be masked under the inflamed lymph node. This is especially true for men, because in women such hernias are extremely rare. If you do not identify the strangulated hernia, then the patient may die off of the intestine and develop peritonitis - a serious complication that can lead to the death of the patient.
  • Ultrasound examination of a suspicious area may reveal a hernial sac, which is very important when conducting a differential diagnosis of the disease.

Depending on which disease the doctors suspect as the root cause of inflammation, other diagnostic methods can be used to shed light on the overall picture.

Treatment of inguinal lymph node inflammation in men

When treating a disease, doctors always remember that lymphadenitis is just one of the symptoms of the disease. Therefore, for its successful elimination, it is necessary to conduct an adequate treatment of the underlying pathology. There is a high probability that after the elimination of the source of infection, the node becomes normal and the pathology is eliminated.

If it is well established that the body has a focus of infection, then regardless of the stage of its development, it is necessary to conduct a course of antibiotic therapy. Ideally, doctors should determine the sensitivity of the microbial flora to drugs, thus avoiding unnecessary intake of ineffective drugs.

More recently, it was believed that the best way to treat inguinal lymphadenitis is the surgical removal of the affected node. Indeed, it quickly removed the problem, the patient got rid of all the unpleasant sensations. However, over time, the side effects of such an intervention began to appear. The removed lymph node no longer fulfilled its function, which contributed to the spread of germs and other foreign bodies further with the current of lymph. Also, sometimes there was a serious violation of the outflow of lymph from the limb, which was manifested by edema, lymphostasis. In the most severe cases, elephantiasis of a limb may develop.

In addition, the surgical removal of the node does not eliminate the very cause of its inflammation, which persists and can bring a lot of trouble to the patient and the doctors.

Physiotherapy

These methods have virtually no side effects, do not require material costs and are well tolerated by most patients.

  • Ultrasound therapy has an anti-inflammatory effect and helps relieve pain.
  • Drug electrophoresis is a technique by which drugs can be delivered directly to the affected node with high accuracy and have an impact on a specific group of tissues, saving the body from increased stress.
  • Galvanization.

Anti-inflammatory ointments are often used as topical treatments. They also ensure that the drug hits the affected area directly.

Surgery

Such a radical method is used in case of development of purulent inflammation of the node. Doctors cut the skin over the lesion and clean the tissues from accumulated pus. After the affected area is washed with antiseptic solutions to prevent re-development of inflammation. A drained wound is regularly cleaned and kept under sterile conditions, thus avoiding the addition of a secondary infection.

If a tumor is detected

If during the biopsy malignant cells are found, physicians treat them with chemotherapy. Also, modern technologies allow high-precision irradiation of limited areas of the body, saving healthy tissue from radiation exposure. It is important to seek medical help in a timely manner, because malignant pathology is easier to treat in its very embryo. Then you can do more sparing techniques and maintain a high quality of life of the patient.

Treatment of folk remedies

In this way, it is possible to fight the disease only at the early stages of its development, in combination with traditional medical treatment. It is important to obtain the approval of physicians, since not all popular methods are safe for the patient and effective for lymphadenitis.

Possible complications

If the patient does not seek timely help from doctors, or the actions of the doctors are not entirely correct, serious complications can develop.

  • Skin abscess appears when purulent fusion of the tissues of the node and surrounding tissue. It is a limited cavity filled with pus. The patient’s condition is severe, accompanied by severe fever.
  • Sepsis is the presence of microbial bodies in the patient’s bloodstream. They get there as a result of the progression of the purulent process and damage to the blood vessels. The treatment of this pathology is carried out in the conditions of the intensive care unit and intensive care, as there is a high risk of a sharp deterioration of the human condition.
  • Meningitis and encephalitis are damage to the brain and meninges that develops as a result of the penetration of microbes into the blood and cerebrospinal fluid.

| 23 February 2014 | | 22 598 | Diseases in men
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  • | Grigory | March 18, 2015

    Please advise which doctor to refer to for the treatment of the lymph node in the groin

  • | SERGEY | 10 June 2015

    advise which clinic to apply to if the doctors don’t know what happened to me, the blood tests are good. And the lymphs in the armpits and in the groin become inflamed. Pus burst and everything repeats first

  • | Andrei | September 21, 2015

    To which doctor to consult with an increase in lymph nodes and pain

  • | Nikolay | September 22, 2015

    Andrew, in the inflammation of the lymph nodes, you need to contact the therapist at the beginning. And then he will direct either to the surgeon or to the endocrinologist.

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