Inflammation of the lymph nodes in the groin in females

Inflammation of the lymph nodes in the groin in females

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Inflammation of the lymph nodes in the groin area occurs when the penetration of pathogenic microorganisms with flow of lymph and blood from other foci of infection. Lymph nodes act as a sort of filter in the body and prevent the spread of pathogenic microflora to the vital organs, so if the lymph node inflammation develops, it is cause for an immediate visit to the gynecologist.

Causes of inflammation the lymph nodes in the groin

Inflammatory process in the lymph nodes of the groin in females may occur for various reasons, but the most common ones:

  • Oncological tumors - with the progression of cancer are increasing and all inflamed lymph nodes in the body;
  • The development of the inflammatory process in the body,  the causative agent of which is cocci and tubercle bacillus;
  • Viral infections - the most common inflammation of the inguinal lymph nodes precede rubella, herpes and measles;
  • Vaginal candidiasis (thrush);
  • Transplant rejection, and the development of the inflammatory process in the field of surgery;
  • Groin Injury - hitting, falling;
  • Diseases transmitted through sexual contact - gonorrhea, chlamydia, ureaplasmosis syphilis.

The most common cause of this symptom is getting STIs, which are fairly easy to treat with timely diagnosis. In order to establish an accurate diagnosis is carried out gynecological examination and pelvic ultrasound. In any case, having found increased in size inguinal lymph node, do not panic. Timely appeal to the specialist ensures safe cure of existing disease.

Symptoms of inflammation inguinal lymph nodes

Inflammation of the lymph nodes in the groin in women is accompanied by clinical symptoms:

  • Increased lymph nodes;
  • Swelling and induration of the lymph nodes;
  • Tenderness to palpation;
  • Hyperemia in the place of inflammation;
  • Increased body temperature - in the initial stage of development of inguinal lymphadenitis body temperature rises only in place of inflammation;
  • Total intoxication - develops with the progression of the inguinal lymphadenitis and accumulation of pus in the lymph nodes. In this case, the patient's body temperature rises sharply, there is a fever, weakness, headache and muscle pain. In the analysis of blood dramatic increase in ESR and marked leukocytosis.

Treatment of inflammation lymph nodes in the groin

Treatment of inguinal lymphadenitis in women depends on the reasons for the increase and lymph node of inflammation. When the first symptoms of inflammation of the inguinal lymph nodes should consult a doctor, who will conduct a comprehensive survey on the basis of the data will prescribe treatment.

Inflammation of the lymph nodes groin in women treated conservatively and surgically. At the initial stage of development an inflammatory process, to the patient is prescribed:

  • Broad-spectrum antibiotics (mainly from the group of penicillins) - the dosage and duration of treatment determined by the doctor depending on the severity of the inflammatory process, a woman's body mass, the individual characteristics of the organism;
  • Topical preparations, which contain antiseptics - to impose gauze dressings impregnated with a drug on the sore spot. Important: Such procedures shall be prohibited to carry out at the presence of suppurative inguinal lymphadenitis or high probability of individual intolerance of the product components;
  • Physiotherapy, electrophoresis - in combination with antibiotics. This method of treatment is strictly prohibited to use at the purulent lymphadenitis.

Surgical treatment lymphadenitis considered in the case where in a lymph node is produced and accumulated pus. In order to ensure the outflow of pus from the inflamed nodes, the surgeon performs the drainage.

Prevent the development of inguinal lymphadenitis is the following:

  • Remediation of foci of chronic infection in the organism;
  • Prompt treatment and prevention of pelvic inflammatory disease;
  • Prevention of diseases transmitted through unprotected sexual contact.

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