Swollen Glands, Hernias, and Other Lumps Under the Skin - Check Your Symptoms
Call a doctor if:
- The lymph nodes are large, very firm, red, or very tender.
- You have swollen lymph nodes and signs of infection in a nearby cut or sore. Signs may include increased pain, redness, swelling, and warmth; red streaks leading from the cut; pus; and fever.
- You have swollen lymph nodes after traveling outside the United States or in wilderness areas.
- Your lymph nodes swell for no clear reason, and the swelling has not gone away after 2 weeks.
- You have swollen lymph nodes in areas other than your neck, armpits, or groin.
- A testicle swells and is painful, especially in a child or teen. This could be very serious.
- You have a known hernia and you have sudden, severe pain in your groin or scrotum, along with nausea, vomiting, and fever.
- Mild groin pain or an unexplained bump or swelling in the groin lasts for more than 1 week.
- The skin over a hernia or bulge in the groin or belly changes color.
- You cannot push a hernia back into place with gentle pressure when you are lying down.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
November 14, 2014
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