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.
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