It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Immune Disorders Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-10-2010, 11:14 AM   #1
Junior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 11
mountain14 HB User
chronic swollen lymph nodes

I have a series of chronic swollen lymph nodes in my groin due to foreign body inflammation from a inguinal hernia surgery in OCT 2007. They have been swollen for a period of 2.5 yrs give or take. Apparently my body is trying to remove an internal stitch that is causing inflammation and of course it can't because it is sown in place. I can opt to have it removed. I would like to avoid surgery as the hernia was asymptomatic before and now I have all kinds of symptoms so I am not very trusting of surgical procedures. Question: If I leave it alone, will this have a major effect on the overall health of my body, immune system, etc? I assume lymph nodes should be reserved for fighting normal things like infection and not chronically swollen and working overtime to remove something that won't go away. Will this effect my long-term health as I get older, make me more prone to sickness, etc. I am 32 yrs old otherwise healthy, active male. Thanks.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Chronic swollen lymph nodes mountain14 General Health 0 08-10-2010 10:48 AM
OH NO, Swollen Lymph Nodes after pos, I need help, thanks blessedchild HIV Prevention 7 06-17-2007 05:56 PM
any remedies for swollen lymph nodes from new hiv infection? thanks blessedchild General Health 4 06-08-2007 01:40 AM
"Permanently" Swollen Lymph Nodes? mz_barnacle Lymphomas 4 01-08-2006 06:55 PM
chronic swollen lymph nodes serpentgirl Allergies 4 10-01-2004 10:48 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



cvidmama (12), kelli1b (4), markincleveland (3), ladybud (3), ltmccarty (2), SK59 (2), AngelicBrat (2), luca689 (2), sugzey$ (1), nannoo (1)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1013), Apollo123 (909), Titchou (856), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (763), ladybud (755), midwest1 (670), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:20 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!