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How to treat inflammation of the lymph nodes in the groin of women?

Lymph nodes are filters that clean the lymph from bacteria, viruses, toxins and products of cell degradation. All of these agents enter the lymph from peripheral tissues and are neutralized by immune cells in the lymph nodes. In addition, T-cell immunity ripening occurs in them: T-helper and T-killer cells, which are responsible for the antitumor and antiviral defense of the body.

Lymph nodes that collect lymph from a specific part of the body are called regional. From the lower extremities, perineum, and genital organs, lymph flows through the inguinal lymph nodes. They lie to the right and to the left of the perineum in the area of ​​the inguinal ligament and large vessels of the lower extremity, covered from above with subcutaneous fatty tissue and skin. Inflammation of the groin lymph nodes is called the lymphadenitis of the groin area. The disease occurs in individuals of both sexes and most often develops in children, young and mature people.

It should be understood that not any enlargement of the lymph nodes in the groin is called lymphadenitis. A similar reaction occurs when exposed to viral infections, excessive sun exposure, autoimmune processes, overheating, and indicates the activation of the T-cell immunity. Immune cells in the nodes actively multiply and develop, which leads to functional hyperplasia (increase in the number) of lymphoid tissue. In healthy people, up to 5 groups of lymph nodes can be enlarged, which is not considered a pathology. Ending - in the word lymphadenitis means inflammatory changes in the tissue of the lymph node, which will be discussed below.

In the overwhelming majority of cases, inguinal lymphadenitis is caused by pathogenic and conditionally pathogenic microorganisms. They penetrate into the lymph nodes from the focus of inflammation, which is localized in the external genital organs, perineum, or in the tissues of the lower limb. The main causative agents of lymphadenitis include:

  • staphylococcus,
  • streptococci
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis,
  • chlamydia
  • Yersinia pestis (plague wand),
  • franciella tularensis (causative agent of tularemia),
  • rickettsia,
  • tick-borne encephalitis virus,
  • Hiv
  • spirochetes

As a rule, inflammation of the inguinal lymph nodes develops against the background of the underlying disease, as a manifestation of the dissemination of the pathogen with a lymph current. The following conditions lead to the appearance of lymphadenitis:

  • boils of the lower extremity and perineum,
  • infected abrasions, cuts, wounds,
  • suppurative trophic ulcers,
  • osteomyelitis of the bones of the lower extremities,
  • erysipelas of the skin of the lower limbs, lower abdomen, buttocks,
  • sexually transmitted diseases (syphilis),
  • fungal infection of the nails and skin of the feet,
  • phlegmon or abscess in the tissues of the lower limb and perineum.

Sometimes lymphadenitis is one of the signs of a growing tumor of lymphoid or other tissue:

  • lymphomas
  • Hodgkin's disease,
  • metastases of melanoma, located on the lower limbs, perineum, buttocks,
  • metastases of tumors of the external genital organs.

In each age group, the most common causes of lymphadenitis can be identified:

  • in children - infected abrasions and wounds of the lower extremities, lymphoid tissue tumors, osteomyelitis,
  • in women, genital infections (syphilis, chlamydia), purulent processes of the vulva (vulvitis, bartholinitis), infected trophic ulcers of the lower extremities, erysipelas of the skin,
  • in men, venereal diseases (syphilis, chlamydia), inflammatory diseases of the external genital organs (balanoposthitis, urethritis), furuncles on the buttocks, lower limbs, lymphoid tissue tumors.

What happens in the lymph nodes

Inflammation, regardless of the cause, always proceeds according to the same type scenario. Any of the factors listed above (viruses, bacteria, tumor cells) damage the structures of the lymph nodes, resulting in biologically active substances released from the damaged cells. The latter trigger a cascade of responses designed to stop the further spread of the pathogen. These include:

  • dilation of blood vessels, leading to stagnation of blood in the lymph node,
  • increase in vascular permeability for plasma and immune cells,
  • the output of the liquid part of the blood in the tissue of the lymph node with the formation of edema,
  • migration of leukocytes from the bloodstream into the cavity of the lymph node.

It would seem that the lymph nodes are filled with immune cells, why are they unable to cope with the pathogen? The fact is that T-lymphocytes work in close cooperation with other immune cells and “do not see” the enemy without their help. In addition, their main function is the destruction of the body's own cells, in which there have been any changes. Neutrophils and blood monocytes are responsible for antimicrobial protection; it is they who rush in large numbers into the focus of inflammation on the distress signal.

Further developments depend on the stage at which it is possible to destroy the enemy:

  • serous inflammation ends at the stage of edema formation and immunity activation,
  • purulent - with the death of a large number of neutrophils, lymph node cells and bacteria,
  • phlegmon - with purulent fusion of the lymph node capsule and the spread of the process to the adjacent subcutaneous fatty tissue.

Clinical picture

Swollen lymph nodes are the main clinical sign of inguinal lymphadenitis. They bulge out from under the skin in the form of rounded formations (lump on the crook of the leg in the groin area), the skin above them is normal or hyperemic, they are painful on palpation. The general pattern is such that the more pronounced the destructive process in the lymph nodes, the worse the condition of the patient.

Purulent lymphadenitis is accompanied by severe pain in the groin, due to which the patient is forced to restrict movement in the hip joint. Any attempt to withdraw a limb stretches the inguinal ligament and causes him considerable suffering. The limited purulent cavity sometimes opens up on its own with the expiration of a yellow-green thick mass from it. With the further spread of the process with the formation of phlegmon, the general condition of the patient deteriorates dramatically:

  • his temperature rises to 39-40 degrees C
  • aching muscles and joints, headache, lack of appetite.

At the beginning of the process, the inflamed lymph nodes are mobile and not soldered to the underlying tissues. Gradually, the process captures the subcutaneous fatty tissue and the capsule of the adjacent nodes, resulting in the formation of immobile, painful packages of lymph nodes. The skin above them is usually changed - it acquires a purple-bluish stagnant color, which for a long time remains as a hyperpigmentation spot.

The described clinical picture is the result of exposure to nonspecific microflora (staphylo-, streptococci, Escherichia coli, Proteus, Klebsiella). Specific pathogens cause a characteristic change in their tissues, which will be discussed below. Most of the listed diseases are found both in adults and in children. Peculiarities of the inguinal lymphadenitis in children is a violent reaction of lymphoid tissue to inflammation with a marked increase in lymph nodes.

Cat scratch disease - felinosis

The disease develops within 1-2 weeks after scratching or biting a cat (most often stray kittens) infected with one of the pathogenic chlamydia species. A red spot forms at the site of the healed abrasion, which gradually transforms into a small skin sore. After another couple of weeks, regional lymphadenitis develops and a large bubo forms. The patient's condition is deteriorating by this time, he has high fever and signs of severe intoxication.

The disease develops slowly, bubo suppuration occurs after 2-3 weeks. Often a fistula is formed in it, through which thick greenish pus is released. To confirm the diagnosis is important contact with the cat in the history, the long course of the disease, the detection of antibodies in the blood of the patient. Read more about the symptoms and treatment of felinosis.

Tuberculosis

Mycobacterium tuberculosis gets into the inguinal lymph nodes quite rarely, usually from the gastrointestinal tract, bones and skin of the lower extremities, genitals. They are well protected from the body's immune aggression and freely travel through the lymphatic vessels with lymph flow. Mycobacteria settle in one or several lymph nodes of the same group and cause specific inflammation in them.

In tuberculous lesions, 3 types of lymphadenitis are distinguished:

  • Infiltrative - in lymph nodes there is an increased reproduction of T-lymphocytes, they significantly increase the volume of the node and make its consistency dense. The course of the disease is benign, the nodes are not very painful, are not soldered to the surrounding tissues, the skin above them is not changed.
  • Caseous - in the cavity of the lymph nodes, tissue disintegration occurs with suppuration and the formation of cheesy crumb-like mass (caseous necrosis). Externally, they increase in size, become dense, painful, and are soldered to the underlying tissues and skin. The skin at the site of inflammation reddens, in some cases holes (fistula) are formed on its surface, which communicate with the cavity of the lymph node. Pus and caseous masses come out through them, their healing occurs slowly, through the formation of a scar.
  • Indurative - characterized by a long course, a weak intensity of the inflammatory process and the transformation of lymphoid tissue into scar tissue. The lymph node decreases in size, becomes immobile, very dense. Soreness to palpation moderate or weak, gradually it comes to naught.

Tuberculous lymphadenitis is accompanied by a low fever, fatigue, weakness, weight loss. The diagnosis is confirmed by isolating tuberculosis from the contents of the mycobacterium nodule (see how tuberculosis is transmitted).

Inguinal lymphogranulomatosis

Inguinal lymphogranulomatosis is the most common form of chlamydial infection in Europe. Infection occurs through unprotected sexual intercourse. Initially, a small, painless erosion forms on the genitals, which heals quickly without treatment. After 1.5-2 months, one or more lymph nodes are enlarged in the groin, they are soldered together with the tissues, the skin over them reddens.

Gradually, the nodes soften, through holes are formed on their surface, through which yellow-green pus is released. At the moment of suppuration, the patient's condition worsens: his body temperature rises and manifestations of intoxication appear. In the outcome of the disease, in some cases, elephantiasis is formed - pronounced swelling of the entire lower limb on the affected side due to impaired lymph flow. The diagnosis is confirmed by the detection of specific anti-Chlamydia antibodies in the blood.

Inguinal lymphadenitis in men and in women is often caused by pale treponema, the causative agent of syphilis. An enlarged lymph node occurs in the first stage of the disease, a few weeks from infection, which occurs sexually. At the site of infection, a painless dense tubercle is formed up to cm in diameter. In 7-10 days the inguinal lymph nodes are enlarged, usually on both sides.

All changes are imperceptible for the patient character, as they do not bring any discomfort. Diagnosis of the disease is carried out by detecting in the blood of specific antibodies and motile treponemas in smears from the genital tract.

Bubonic form of the plague

The disease is rarely found in the modern world, but natural foci of pathogen circulation still exist in the countries of Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Tajikistan). The increased migration processes increase the risk of plague being carried into our country; therefore, there is a certain epidemiological suspicion regarding it. The disease is transmitted through the bite of a flea or rat, after which the person becomes infectious to others.

Most often, the plague occurs with the formation of buboes near the site of infection. Bubon is a large (3-5 cm) inflamed lymph node, in the cavity of which there is a pronounced disintegration of tissues and suppuration. At the plague, its contours are fuzzy, it is quickly soldered to the surrounding tissues, the skin above it is purple-bluish. The general condition of the patient is extremely difficult, he is exhausted by high fever and general intoxication of the body. Confirmation of the diagnosis is carried out by bacteriological seeding on the nutrient medium of the material from the patient (blood separated from bubo).

Bubonic form of tularemia

In our country, the disease is found in the steppe and forest-steppe zones (Bashkortostan, Smolensk region, Orenburg region, Dagestan). Infection occurs through contact with the skin of rodents and through the bites of blood-sucking insects. Bubon is formed near the place of introduction of the pathogen.

Tularemia bubo has clear contours, not soldered to the skin and adjacent lymph nodes. It slowly grows in size, suppuration occurs not earlier than the 3rd week of infection, the reverse development of the process is also long. The patient's condition suffers moderately, pain in the groin is tolerable and does not disrupt the activity of the person. The diagnosis is confirmed by the detection of antibodies to the pathogen in the blood and an allergic test with tularemia toxin.

Tumor lesion

An isolated increase in the inguinal lymph nodes occurs when metastasis of tumors from nearby tissues and in some cases at the beginning of lymphoma or lymphogranulomatosis occurs in them. Metastases cause specific inflammation, in which the affected node becomes so dense that it is compared in hardness with a tree. The pain is weak or absent altogether, the surrounding tissues are not involved in the inflammatory process.

In tumors of the lymphoid tissue, all the lymph nodes of the inguinal group increase. The patient's condition deteriorates slowly, gradually, marked weakness and weight loss. Temperature rise to 38-39 degrees C occurs when the disintegration of the tumor tissue, with lymphogranulomatosis fever is easily tolerated. The diagnosis is confirmed by cytological examination of the contents of the lymph node - atypical cells are detected in it.

Anamnesis and complaints

The onset of the disease can be acute and gradual, depending on the characteristics of the pathogen. The data on unprotected sex, injuries of the lower extremities, contacts with a cat, and the presence of tuberculosis or syphilis in the immediate environment play an important role. Patients complain of:

  • groin discomfort,
  • an increase in the inguinal lymph nodes
  • pain when walking, movements in the hip joint,
  • feeling the heat and tension in the groin,
  • redness of the skin over the inguinal nodes,
  • formation of fistulas on the skin through which pus / liquid / curd mass is released.

Examination and palpation

When examining the groin area, the doctor draws attention to the size of the lymph nodes, their mobility, the severity of the inflammatory process. Signs of active inflammation include:

  • sharp soreness of the lymph node on palpation,
  • marked swelling of the tissues surrounding the lymph node,
  • immobility of the node due to its adhesion with the surrounding tissues,
  • dense elastic consistency of the lymph node,
  • bright red skin over a modified node.

The softening of the center of the inflamed node is a sign of a formed purulent cavity inside it. If its wall is spontaneously opened and the process captures the subcutaneous fatty tissue, then in the groin area there is a painful area of ​​the seal without clear boundaries - phlegmon. Fistulous passages on the skin look like openings through which pus and necrotic masses are released.

During the tumor process, inflammation is less pronounced:

  • lymph node enlargement slight,
  • skin redness is weak or absent,
  • the nodes do not solder with the underlying tissues,
  • moderate or subtle pain,
  • the lymph nodes are firm to the touch ("potatoes in a bag").

Laboratory and instrumental tests

To confirm the diagnosis, the doctor prescribes:

  • complete blood count - during the inflammatory process there is a decrease in the color index, an increase in the number of leukocytes, an accelerated ESR,
  • biochemical analysis of blood - lymphadenitis causes an increase in the serum concentration of C-reactive protein, seromucoid, hyperproteinemia occurs in lymphoid tissue tumors (excessive protein content in plasma),
  • urinalysis - in adults with inflammation may detect protein in the urine, in children - ketone bodies,
  • blood test for specific antibodies to pathogens - they allow to establish the cause of inflammation,
  • microscopic examination - studying under the microscope the contents of the lymph node gives information about the nature of the inflammation, the causative agent and the presence of tumor cells,
  • bacteriological culture of material from the lymph node on nutrient media — a growth of a colony of microorganisms occurs, so that it is possible to determine the species, the genus of the pathogen, and its sensitivity to antibiotics.

Among the instrumental methods used:

  • рентгенологический – позволяет определить изменения в легких при туберкулезе, обнаружить кальцинаты в лимфоузлах,
  • УЗИ – исследуются размеры узла, наличие и характер содержимого, состояние рядом лежащих тканей, нарушение оттока лимфы,
  • inguinal lymph node biopsy - it is punctured with a needle and the contents are taken into a syringe for further investigation,
  • PET - is prescribed for suspected metastasis to the inguinal lymph nodes to detect a primary tumor.

Principles of treatment

The treatment of inguinal lymphadenitis is addressed by various specialists, depending on the underlying pathology. Most often, it comes into view:

  • infectious disease specialists
  • surgeons
  • dermato-venereologists.

Inguinal lymphadenitis in women sometimes lead gynecologists, if it is combined with pathology according to their profile. In many cases, a separate therapy for lymphadenitis is not carried out, as it passes independently after the elimination of the causative disease. If the lymph nodes for a long time do not return to their original size, they hold sessions of warming physical therapy (UHF, magnet, laser).

Active treatment requires cases of purulent inflammation of the lymph nodes. The patient is prescribed a course of broad-spectrum antibacterial drugs, anti-inflammatory and antihistamines. In order to prevent the lymph nodes from soldering, in some cases electrophoresis is carried out with enzyme preparations (lidaza).

During the maturation of the purulent cavity, the formation of fistulas, phlegmon, surgical intervention is performed. The doctor, under local anesthesia, opens the lymph node, removes pus and destroyed tissue from it, flushes the cavity with an antiseptic solution and sutures it loosely with several stitches. A drainage remains in the node, along which the inflammatory exudate comes out and the lymph node is re-washed.

In most cases, inflammation of the inguinal lymph nodes is not a separate disease, but a sign of an infectious or neoplastic process in the region of the lower limbs and perineum. Attempts to eliminate lymphadenitis on their own are akin to symptomatic treatment, which alleviates the condition of the patient, but in no way affects the development of the disease itself. For the appointment of adequate treatment and determining the cause of the disease, you must visit a doctor and be examined.

Disease characteristic

The lymph node is a peripheral organ of the human lymphatic system, which is the formation of an oval or round shape, its dimensions are from 0.5 to 2 cm.

It performs the functions of cleaning the lymph and producing protective cells that fight tumors and infections in the human body.

The inguinal lymph nodes are located in the area of ​​the inguinal folds (femoral triangle) and are responsible for the transfer of lymph to the iliac lymph nodes, which are located in the abdominal cavity.

Swollen lymph nodes is called lymphadenitis.. The disease can have an acute or chronic form, a single node, a group of nodes or several groups of nodes can inflame, this is typical in cases of systemic diseases of a person.

Lymphadenitis in the inguinal lymph nodes in women may indicate an inflammatory process, an infection in the legs or organs of the small pelvis of the patient.

Causes of lymph node inflammation in the groin

The lymph node acts as a filter that must clean the lymph.. In turn, the infection penetrates the lymph nodes through the lymph vessels. If an infection occurs in the human body, it is the lymph nodes that are the first to respond.

They take a hit, preventing the possibility of deeper penetration of infection into the body. One of the main types of inflammation of the lymph nodes is inguinal lymphadenitis. What are the main causes of the disease, how to diagnose and cure it?

Inflammation is the reaction of lymph nodes to a harmful accumulation of cells that are infected with pathogens. These cells penetrate the nodes of the lymphatic vessels from the source of infection.

To inflammation of the inguinal lymph nodes lead:

  1. Boils on the skin and purulent wounds.
  2. Fungal microorganisms.
  3. Staphylococcus, Escherichia coli, Streptococcus and other similar bacteria.
  4. Viral diseases - chickenpox, measles, rubella.
  5. SARS, cold and hypothermia, flu.
  6. Lymph node mechanical injury.
  7. Hematological, oncological diseases.
  8. Sexually transmitted diseases.
  9. Reproductive system problems (for example, an ovarian cyst or hypofunction).
  10. Allergic reactions.
  11. Infected infection.
  12. HIV infection contributes to the development of not only the inguinal, but also other types of lymphadenitis.
  13. Stretching the muscles during sports.
  14. Adolescents often develop illness due to rapid growth.
  15. Side effect of drugs (rarely found).

Suddenly, the pain and swelling of the lymph node appeared is a clear indication that the cause of the disease was mechanical damage or infection.

If the lymph node is inflamed slowly, then you need to look for a more serious deep source.

The reason for the increase in lymph nodes can also be sexually transmitted diseases, such as:

  • trichomoniasis
  • syphilis,
  • gonorrhea,
  • papillomaviruses,
  • genital herpes,
  • mycoplasmosis
  • ureaplasmosis,
  • chlamydia

Inguinal lymphadenitis is also possible with cystitis, urethritis, vesiculitis, balanoposthitis.

Symptoms of the disease

What are the symptoms of inflammation of the lymph nodes in the groin area in women?

The inguinal lymph nodes are close to the surface of the skin, so they can be felt. When exercising and walking in the inflamed area, an unpleasant feeling of discomfort and aching pain can occur.

In addition to changes in size, pain during movement and palpation, the following symptoms are observed:

  • lymph node seal,
  • skin redness
  • burning, itching, peeling of the skin,
  • increased body temperature of the patient,
  • intoxication of the body develops in case of accumulation of pus in the lymph nodes and progression of the inguinal lymphadenitis. This condition is accompanied by a sharp rise in body temperature, general weakness, chills, muscle and headache. A blood test at the same time shows a high content of ESR and pronounced leukocytosis.

Lymphadenitis is accompanied by a feeling of tiredness, weakness, loss of weight and appetite, loss of strength, headache. Malaise clearly indicates a chronic or acute inflammatory process in the human body.

An enlarged lymph node in the groin does not always cause pain. If it has become stiff and rigid, it can be a signal for the formation of a malignant tumor.

It is most difficult to diagnose chronic lymphadenitis, because its symptoms may manifest weakly, and because of this, some diseases may turn into an advanced stage.

Diagnosis of lymphadenitis in women

Diagnose inguinal lymphadenitis, as a rule, is necessary with the help of a medical examination. It is often complicated by the fact that the lymph nodes in the groin are not always easy to probe.

Therefore, additional laboratory tests or diagnostics using instrumental methods are prescribed. It is important to accurately diagnose lymphadenitis, since its symptoms are similar to the symptoms of an inguinal hernia.

Methods for the diagnosis of lymphadenitis:

  1. Medical examination by a specialist, palpation of the lymph nodes. If the features of the human body allow them to feel, the fingers feel the seal, swelling, the patient feels pain from pressing, in the area of ​​the inflamed lymph node reddening of the skin.
  2. Blood test. Assign in the event that the doctor after the examination is not sure of the correctness of the diagnosis. In most cases, a general blood test is sufficient to identify or disprove inguinal lymphadenitis. To do this, pay attention to the level of leukocytes and the erythrocyte sedimentation rate. A patient with inguinal lymphadenitis has a reduced level of leukocytes and an increased ESR.
  3. Blood chemistry designed to determine the level of reactive protein.
  4. In case of suspected malignant tumor applied biopsy of diseased sites.
  5. Histological examination.
  6. X-ray, MRI, ultrasound, CT. With the help of ultrasound it is possible to find out the exact size of the lymph node. A healthy lymph node in diameter does not exceed 1 centimeter. If the nodule is larger, it means that the body is undergoing an inflammatory process.

If a person is worried about the condition of his lymph nodes, he should contact a district therapist who can refer the patient to other narrow specialists - an infectious diseases specialist, a urologist, a gynecologist.

How to treat inflammation of the lymph nodes in the groin of women?

Many of us are well aware that the key to successful treatment of any disease is timely visit to a doctor. Likewise, it is about treating lymph node inflammation.

If you find the first symptoms of inflammation of the lymph nodes, you need to contact a specialist, and he, in turn, will conduct a survey and on the basis of the acquired data will prescribe the necessary treatment.

Effective treatment of inguinal lymphadenitis largely depends on identifying the true cause of inflammation and an increase in lymph nodes.

Lymphadenitis of the inguinal nodes rarely develops as a separate independent disease, on the contrary, in most cases this disease is preceded by infectious inflammatory foci in the body: carbuncles, boils, abscesses, and others.

So, how to treat inguinal lymphadenitis? Inflammation of the lymph nodes of the groin in women is treated by conservative or surgical means. At the initial stages of the development of the inflammatory process, the patient may be prescribed:

  1. Antibiotics (broad-spectrum, usually from the group of penicillins). The duration of therapy and the dosage of the drug is determined by the doctor, depending on the woman's body weight, the degree of development of the inflammatory process, as well as the characteristic features of the body.
  2. Preparations (local action), which include antiseptics. Thus, Levomekol ointment has an excellent effect, which is often used for gauze dressings, previously soaked in with the preparation, directly at the site of injury. Important: such procedures are strictly prohibited in the case of purulent inguinal lymphadenitis, or with a high probability of individual intolerance to the individual components of the drug.
  3. Physiotherapy treatment. Electrophoresis with antibiotics has a noticeable anti-inflammatory effect. However, there is one caveat: this method of treatment is strictly prohibited to use in the development of purulent lymphadenitis groin.

Surgical intervention for the treatment of lymphadenitis is considered only if pus is formed and gradually accumulates in the lymph nodes. To ensure the outflow of pus from the inflamed lymph nodes, the surgeon resorts to drainage.

General therapy in the treatment of inguinal lymphadenitis involves the elimination of any symptoms of inflammation. To do this, follow these simple guidelines:

  • patient with lymphadenitis is shown bed rest,
  • diet: eat only light, dietary foods, avoid too fatty and high-calorie meals,
  • The main drugs in the treatment are antibiotics, since the most common cause of lymphadenitis is infection. To determine the exact cause of the disease, broad-spectrum antibiotics can be used.

For a higher therapeutic effect, it is recommended to additionally use anesthetic and anti-inflammatory drugs, a complex of vitamins, to detoxify the body.

However, any kind of warming up of the affected area is absolutely contraindicated.

Traditional methods of treating lymphadenitis

To date, there are many methods of treatment of folk remedies for inflammation of the lymph nodes in the groin of women. Below are the most effective ones:

  1. Chronic lymphadenitis in chronic form goes much faster if you apply medicinal decoctions of nettle, horsetail, hop, oregano and yarrow. All these plants must be taken in the same quantity and mixed thoroughly. Then a tablespoon of herbal should be poured 300 ml of boiling water and bring to readiness for a quarter of an hour using a water bath. After this, the broth must be insisted for 10 minutes, strain and take on an empty stomach for half a cup three times a day.
  2. For the treatment of local inflammation of the lymph node traditional healers recommend to try dandelion juice. To do this, you need to prepare a freshly picked dandelion, put it on a soft cloth and apply a kind of compress for a few hours to the sore spot. It is advised to repeat the procedure twice a day. The course of treatment with dandelion juice is three days.
  3. For local use it is necessary to prepare an ointment.which is easy to do at home. To do this, cook 200 grams of interior fat and put to stew in a water bath for 4 hours. After thorough filtering and complete cooling, the ointment should be applied to the inflamed lymph nodes several times a day.
  4. Improve overall health in the treatment of inguinal lymphadenitis and even clear the blood will help infusion of horsetail or knotweed. Such herbs are prepared in the same way: one tablespoon of dry grass should be taken with 300 ml of boiling water and infused for 25 minutes. Ready infusions are used for oral administration, for this the entire dose should be divided into 3 equal parts. It is most useful to carry out the treatment method of alternating these herbs, one week for each. The general course of treatment with herbal decoctions is 2 months.
  5. Will help relieve inflammation of mint leaves. To do this, they need to stretch and attach as a compress to the sites of inflammation and hold for two hours. It is recommended to resort to such treatment twice a day.
  6. The inguinal lymphadenitis is successfully treated with mistletoe. To prepare such an agent, take 1 tablespoon of dry mistletoe leaves, pour 300 ml of boiling water over it and put it in a water bath for 20 minutes. After careful straining, a warm brew is used as a compress.
  7. Chicory root helps with inflammation of the lymph nodes in the groin area.. It must be cooked in the amount necessary to cover the painful area, pre-grind, pour boiling water over the raw material and wait 20 minutes. After that, chicory should be crushed, and the water drained. The resulting gruel should be put on a gauze napkin and apply this compress for at least two hours. Repeat the procedure twice a day.

If the pain in the lymph nodes has no apparent reason and does not go away after a few days, do not postpone the visit to the clinic, as the inflammation of the lymph nodes may indicate serious health problems.

Before you begin treatment with folk methods, you should consult with a medical specialist. It is also necessary to undergo a comprehensive examination, since only in this case there is the possibility to carry out the correct treatment.

Lymphadenitis is not a separate disease, but a direct reaction of the body to another disease.. It is extremely dangerous to perform self-treatment in the presence of tumors, whereas it is vitally important to carry out urgent surgical intervention.

Stage of the inflammatory process in the groin area

Women who have experienced the disease usually have no problem with how to understand that the immune system has become inflamed, since it is difficult not to notice the specific signs.

The process steps are as follows:

  1. Catarrhal, in which there is painful formations, not accompanied by their increase. Discomfort occurs due to the expansion of blood vessels and increased local blood flow.
  2. Hyperplastic. Characterized by the fact that the pathogen multiplies in the lymph nodes, which leads to an immune response. Permeability of the vascular wall increases, exudate accumulates between the cells. Inflammation of the inguinal lymph nodes of women with hyperplastic form is accompanied by an increase in formations, which allows them to feel under the skin. If neighboring tissues are involved in the process, then the skin of the affected area turns red.
  1. Purulent-necrotic, which develops with untimely or incorrect treatment. Harmful substances produced by dead microbes have a destructive effect on the cells, which leads to the formation of a cavity with pus.

Inflammation of the lymph nodes in the groin in women: what could be the reason

Most often, pathology develops as a result of:

  • oncological diseases (several groups of lymph nodes become inflamed when atypical cells reproduce),
  • coccal microflora activity,
  • tuberculosis
  • viral infections, especially rubella, herpes and measles,
  • vaginal candidiasis,
  • inflammation at the surgical site,
  • blows and injuries of the groin area
  • cystitis, urethritis,
  • kidney stones or gallbladder,
  • infectious mononucleosis,
  • fungal lesions of the lower extremities,
  • hypothermia
  • HIV infections (as other lymph nodes increase),
  • pregnancy (which is caused by a natural decrease in immunity),
  • Colds
  • sexually transmitted diseases.

Risk factors for developing the disease are:

  • lipid metabolism disorders
  • psychological problems
  • the use of certain drugs.

Hormonal causes

Образования паховой области у женщин нередко поддаются изменениям на фоне гормональных перестроек, обусловленных наступлением менструального цикла. At the same time, there is an insignificant change in the size of the immune units, their slight soreness.

These manifestations are considered the norm, and are explained by the immune response to hormonal alteration. If they arise out of communication with the menstrual cycle, then this usually indicates the pathology of the reproductive system and is the reason for going to a gynecologist.

Necessary treatment

Inflammation of the lymph nodes in the groin in women involves a comprehensive treatment, which is carried out after determining the cause of the pathology. This means that several drugs are used simultaneously, both for general and external use. Therapies for inguinal lymphadenitis are implemented in consultation with the doctor. Treatment at home with folk remedies is allowed, but only in conjunction with taking the necessary medication. Pathology is usually secondary, that is, it develops against the background of other infectious diseases.

Antibiotics for inflammation of the lymph nodes in the groin area are usually used penicillin, the dosage of the drug is determined individually, based on the course of the disease, the patient's body weight and other features of her body.

In addition, apply:

  • local antiseptics, for example, Levomekol, which are impregnated with gauze dressings, and then applied to the affected areas (any compresses, lotions cannot be done with purulent lymphadenitis),
  • physiotherapeutic procedures, in particular, electrophoresis with antibiotics (it is prohibited to use this method for suppuration of the inguinal area).

Inflammation of the lymph nodes in the groin in women involves a comprehensive treatment, which is carried out after determining the cause of the pathology. This means that several drugs are used simultaneously, both for general and external use.

Previously it was thought that the inflamed lymph nodes should always be removed surgically. However, today this method of treatment does not apply, since after it there are adverse events:

  • the spread of microbes and harmful substances through the lymphatic system, due to the absence of immune links,
  • swelling,
  • lymphostasis.

The operation is indicated for purulent damage of immune units. The essence of surgical intervention comes down to their drainage under sterile conditions with the subsequent prescription of antibiotics.

How to treat inflamed lymph nodes with folk remedies

Therapy with folk remedies is practiced only in conjunction with the methods of official medicine. It is possible to use various herbs after approval of the doctor and in the absence of an allergic reaction to them.. Folk remedies are most effective in the early stage of pathology.

At home, you can use the following recipes:

  1. Nettle infusion. The composition has anti-inflammatory action. For its preparation 1 tbsp. l 250 ml of boiling water are poured over the nettle, infused for 1 hour, then the agent is passed through a sieve and taken in the amount of 125 ml before meals.
  2. Infusion of blueberries. The fruits are pounded and poured with warm water. On 1 glass of structure drink every time after the use of food.
  3. Powder of dandelion roots. 1 st. l crushed raw materials are taken before meals.

Forecast and preventive measures for women

In the case of timely treatment of the patient, the prognosis is favorable. Preventive measures should be aimed at eliminating chronic infectious foci, correct treatment of pelvic ailments, prevention of infection with venereal pathologies.

Importance in the prevention of inguinal lymphadenitis is given to proper nutrition and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It is important to strengthen the immune system, and in case of injuries in the groin area (including pubic tissue), to process them in time.

Why lymph nodes in the groin begin to grow

In a normal state, men and women should not feel for the accumulation of inflamed lymph nodes in the inguinal region.

However, if they are inflamed or infected, the nodes can gradually grow. If they are not treated, edemas may appear over time and serious illnesses can develop.

In standard the lymph node should not be larger than 1.5 cmhowever, during the illness it can increase even by 4 times.

For proper determination of the size and condition of the lymph node, you only need to use ultrasound.

The disease is diagnosed by ultrasound

The main causes of inflammation of the lymph nodes are:

  • complications after colds (colds, colds, flu),
  • infectious diseases,
  • injuries in the groin area,
  • diseases, which will be discussed below.

The lymph node is inflamed as a result of the fact that foreign particles begin to fight lymphocytes, antibodies and macrophage cells, which are produced by the body.

It is important to know! If women have severe pain in the area of ​​the inflamed lymph nodes, it is necessary to immediately consult a doctor for the diagnosis and treatment of inflammation.

It is worth paying attention to the fact that by increasing the size of the lymph nodes it is possible to identify a group of diseases: inflammatory (lymphadenitis) or non-inflammatory (lymphadenopathy).

Inflammatory diseases (lymphadenitis)

Very often, if a lymph node has become inflamed in the groin of women, the reasons are as follows: infection and infection, bacteria or viruses.

Some of them cause inflammation - lymphadenitis, which can expose a person to tuberculosis, syphilis and even plague.

Lymphatic tuberculosis in many cases occurs in males. This disease is divided into groups of acute and chronic diseases. If you look at the features of inflammation, they are still serous and purulent.

Symptoms of serous lymphadenitis

If the cause is serous lymphadenitis in the groin of women, then the lymph nodes become inflamed with moderation. Lymph nodes become softer and cease to be soldered to other tissues and lymphs.

At the same time, the inguinal area does not swell and does not blush. There are also cases of increased body temperature.

When feeling can occur light pain. It is possible to cure serous lymphadenitis in a conservative way, that is, with the help of antibiotics and physiotherapy.

Symptoms of purulent lymphadenitis

In the case of a sharp increase in the lymph nodes in women in the groin, and the nodes begin to inflame and ache, swelling begins, you can put forward the following reason: the occurrence of purulent lymphadenitis.

Diagnosis is refined only by ultrasound. During acute suppurative inflammation of the lymph nodes may be enlarged several times. They begin to swell and redden, strong pains are felt.

What are the causes of inflammation and enlargement of the lymph nodes in the groin of women in this case? This is because lymphocytes with macrophages begin to proliferate, and white blood cells with monocytes migrate. The patient begins to feel worse, his body temperature rises.

Need to remember! If this disease is not treated, the tissues that surround the lymph nodes will be inflamed.

In some cases, patients complain to the doctor that their lymph node has burst. In other words, he revealed himself. Then only surgery can help here.

Chronic lymphadenitis

Chronic lymphadenitis, regardless of medical procedures, is protracted. Then the lymph nodes do not increase much, they are thickened, but do not hurt.

They do not solder with those tissues and nodes that are close to them. Subfebrile fever may occur, although the temperature may remain normal.

Diseases of non-inflammatory nature (lymphadenopathy)

With each increase and if the lymph node in the groin of the women has suddenly become inflamed, the reasons may differ. A different type of inflammation limf implies different sources of appearance.

For example, in this case, the tissues are impregnated with those cells that are capable of causing pathology. Such a disease may occur as a result of leukotic disorders.

Then the lymph nodes have elasticity or density. They can hurt, but not much. Lymphadenitis can occur in both an adult and a child.

Lymphadenopathy of the muscles can cause not only the impregnation of cancer cells with tissues. The reasons that the lymph nodes are enlarged can be tumors in the buttocks and lower back, cancer of the groin in women and other inflammatory processes.

Lymphadenopathy is easily detected due to a significant increase in lymphatic aggregation (it is better to check the ultrasound). Nodes are soldered to other surrounding elements. They are tight and do not hurt. It is immediately clear that in this case it is necessary to treat the underlying disease.

It is worth paying attention! If leukemia occurs, then lymphadenopathy can spread not only to the inguinal, but also to other lymph node thickening. It may also appear and lymphogranulomatosis, because of which begins to grow any kind of congestion, which does not hurt with an increase.

What diseases have enlarged lymph nodes

Children may also be subject to inflammation of the lymph nodes. However, most of this pain begins in the neck and jaw areas.

If the lymph node is inflamed in the groin of women, the causes can even become such diseases that are transmitted by cats: toxoplasmosis and mononucleosis. Parasites develop diseases by damaging human tissue.

Lymph nodes begin to grow due to diseases of external tissues, including the skin.. For example, when neurodermatitis or psoriasis has occurred, the node may become inflamed. It becomes larger than 5 cm.

When dermatosis lymph are not painful and welded. Purulent inflammation does not occur, and hyperplasia is caused due to melanin, which comes from damaged tissues.

Sexually transmitted diseases can cause an enlarged lymph node

Also, lymphatic accumulation is inflamed in the groin of people due to diseases that are sexually transmitted. Then urination will be painful, genitals will hurt. Perhaps the presence of pus, ulcers. Mucous genitalia may turn red. The body temperature will also increase.

It is important to know! Swollen lymph nodes can be a sign of HIV infection.

In some cases, if the lymph node is inflamed in the groin, in women, the causes may be the following: organs near the pelvis become inflamed, tumors appear. Then you need to seek help from a gynecologist, use an ultrasound and to be examined.

As a result of inguinal inflammation, complications of wounds with pus and buttocks, leg furuncles, pelvic and hip diseases appear.

As a result of tuberculosis, plague diseases, specific lymphadenopathy may occur.

It is worth considering that when lymphadenopathy can occur cancer in the legs, buttocks, pelvis.

Lymphadenopathy: what is accompanied and what is caused by

Usually this disease is accompanied by fever. This is usually caused by an infection. For example, rubella or mononucleosis.

The lymph node may also become inflamed due to infection with syphilis, toxoplasmosis, and disseminated tuberculous disease. In these cases, it is recommended to conduct an epidemiological survey to study the specificity of the infected tissue.

If social adenopathy is present (that is, a person is infected from other people and animals), then special attention should be paid to rubella, which can lead to inflammation of the lymph nodes.

If mononucleosis is observed (change in the blood composition), then it is better to be on the alert - toxicosis and infection with HIV is possible.

In people with lymphadenopathy, febrile diseases may be delayed, and not only the lymph node in the groin, but also the tissues that surround the nodes may become inflamed. You can detect viruses of these diseases using blood and urine tests.

Some diseases of a social nature can cause generalized lymphadenonopathy in a specific, acute form.

In the event that unexplained diseases, such as lymphadenopathy and lymphadenitis, are present for more than 2 weeks, it is urgent to call a doctor.

It is not recommended to treat the lymph node itself until it is determined the exact cause of the inflammation.

Lymph nodes in children up to 4-5 years are often enlarged. Because they are part of the immune system and are actively involved in its work (at this age it is booming).

In case of sore throat, inflammation of the throat and other purulent edemas, alcohol packs should not be applied or the lymph nodes may be warmed with sand or salt.

Such actions are extremely dangerous and will lead to a sharp deterioration in the patient's condition, an increase in the intensity of pain, the appearance of suppuration, which ultimately will require urgent hospitalization.

Chronic lymphadenitis may disturb a patient for a year or more., and in many cases the person hopes it will pass on their own. But then he suffers not only because of the pain in the affected areas, but also because of feelings of weakness and excessive fatigue, deterioration of efficiency.

So why suffer so much if you can get rid of the disease.

How to treat inflammatory lymph nodes in the groin area

Before starting treatment of the lymph node, you must confirm the diagnosis. Of course, this can not do without the use of ultrasound in the groin area. It does not hurt to pass and other examinations.

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If there are inguinal seals that hurt badly, an ultrasound examination will indicate the exact cause and focus of inflammation.

Thanks to the survey, the causes of these diseases will be clarified, the exact parameters of the lymph nodes and their distribution will be determined. In some cases, a lymphatic biopsy must be used.

If there are seals in the groin, you should visit the doctor

It is possible to treat inflammation by conservative methods or with the help of surgical intervention.

If lymphodenitis is due to infection., then a comprehensive initial treatment should be carried out immediately, but as prescribed by a doctor.

If acute lymphadenitis is present, - it is important to begin to use medicines and be treated with the help of physiotherapy.

If this disease has a purulent nature, it is necessary to be treated promptly.

We hope that this article has answered all your questions. Do not be ill and take care of yourself!

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The appearance of enlarged lymph nodes always indicates a problem in the body of a woman. The reason - a banal scratch or a serious disease of the internal organs - can be determined only by a qualified doctor. At the same time, it is practically useless for a woman to independently treat the inflammation of the lymph nodes in the groin. Only after the elimination of the "main" disease that causes inflammation, the lymph nodes return to normal.

Characteristic symptoms

Lymphadenitis is unilateral and bilateral, inflamed individual lymph nodes or groups. Usually, the process begins with serous inflammation, but the lack of treatment (elimination of the cause) can lead to suppuration and the formation of adenophlegmon. For inguinal lymphadenitis is characterized by:

  • An increase in the diameter of the lymph nodes to 1 cm or more (normally up to 0.7 cm, with the disease can reach the size of a quail egg),
  • Soreness - not in a state of rest, but quite pronounced during palpation (palpation) and walking,
  • Changes in the skin over the lymph node - redness, increase in local temperature, the skin becomes taut, flaky and itchy,
  • The general symptoms are the most pronounced at the stage of suppuration of the lymph node: the body temperature rises, the patient notes weakness and headache, lack of appetite, weight loss.

For chronic lymphadenitis is characterized by little pronounced symptoms, however, the periods of exacerbation occur rapidly, and the lack of treatment contributes to the formation of fibrous inclusions in the lymph nodes and reduce their functional capabilities.

Features of the inflammation of the lymph nodes in women

Depending on the type of infection that caused the inflammation in the groin, the following symptoms appear to varying degrees: soreness, density and mobility of the lymph nodes.

  • Inflammation of the lymph nodes during pregnancy is often caused by chronic diseases - colpitis, inflammation of the appendages, thrush. Due to the weakness of the immune defense, even a banal hypothermia of the legs can provoke an increase in the inguinal lymph nodes.
  • When syphilis lymph nodes increase by 5-10 times, but completely painless, there is no redness of the skin. In addition, syphilis at the initial stage (40 days after infection) is characterized by the appearance of chancre - a painless ulcer that does not heal for about 1 month.
  • Хотя гонорея у женщин зачастую протекает в стертой форме, у большинства пациенток паховые лимфоузлы увеличиваются в диаметре до 2 см. Плотные образования, подвижны (перекатываются под кожей) и очень болезненны. Inflammation often affects the nearby lymphatic vessels: they are palpable in the form of painful tight cords in the inguinal folds.
  • In infectious mononucleosis, the inguinal lymphadenitis is combined with inflammation of other groups of lymph nodes (cervical, axillary, etc.). In this disease, enlarged lymph nodes with a diameter of 2-3 cm create a kind of chain. Dense lymph nodes that are not soldered to the skin on palpation do not cause severe pain. Inflammatory signs on the skin - redness, itching is not observed, there may be a slight swelling over the affected group of lymph nodes.
  • When genital herpes, in which there are very painful watery bubbles on the genitals, the lymph nodes, on the contrary, with palpation, give only minor pain. The skin over them is practically unchanged, the actual lymph nodes are soft (similar in texture to the dough), not soldered to the surrounding tissues.
  • Cytomegalovirus - in this disease the inguinal lymph nodes are enlarged less than the other groups (axillary, occipital, etc.). Unlike mononucleosis, with cytomegalovirus infection more often there is a single slight increase up to 1 cm in diameter, pain is moderate.
  • Inguinal lymphogranulomatosis is the result of chlamydial infection during sexual contact. In one inguinal fold, a string of enlarged lymph nodes appears, which merging to form a single, hilly region. Pain increases with the course of the disease. As a result, the suppressed lymph nodes open, forming a fistula on the skin.
  • With erysipelas, often developing on the legs, the inguinal lymph nodes are very painful, but the skin above them is not changed, their mobility is preserved.
  • Borreliosis - a disease triggered by a tick bite. Simultaneously with the inguinal lymphadenitis in the lower part of the body (pelvis, legs) a hyperemic area of ​​the bite can be detected.
  • Lymphadenopathy (an increase in lymph nodes occurs without inflammatory signs on the skin), due to oncopathology, is characterized by the absence of pain in the area of ​​enlarged lymph nodes and their cohesion with the surrounding tissues (immobile).

Which doctor to contact? Diagnostic plan

Since the main cause of inflammation of the lymph nodes in the groin is an infection, when a woman is found, it is recommended that you first consult a gynecologist or a dermatovenerologist.

With the exception of genital infections and nonspecific inflammation of the vagina and uterus, the woman is sent to the general practitioner, who will prescribe an initial examination complex. He, if necessary, will refer to a surgeon, oncologist or infectious diseases.

The following diagnostic studies and analyzes can be performed:

  • gynecological examination and smear,
  • Ultrasound of the pelvic organs,
  • complete blood count (increased ESR, leukocytosis), rheumatism and serology tests,
  • Analysis of urine,
  • comprehensive blood test for infections - HIV, hepatitis, syphilis, toxoplasmosis, etc.,
  • with obvious signs of suppuration and to exclude metastatic lymphadenopathy - lymph node biopsy,
  • if you suspect severe pathology (cancer, rupture of a cyst) - CT scan, MRI.

How are inflamed lymph nodes treated?

The only correct tactic for treating lymph node inflammation in the groin is the treatment of the main disease that provoked an increase in the lymph nodes.

  • Depending on the nature of the disease, antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal drugs are prescribed. The choice of medication, the dose and duration of treatment are determined by the doctor!
  • The use of home remedies (warming, rubbing, etc.) can accelerate the suppuration of the lymph nodes, and in some cases are simply unacceptable (!).
  • Local therapy - the use of Vishnevsky ointment, Levomekol and antiseptic lotions - is advisable only in combination with the systemic use of antibiotics.
  • Physiotherapy - electrophoresis with an antibiotic, UHF - are prohibited in case of purulent lymphadenitis.
  • Surgical treatment - surgical excision is performed only when the lymph nodes are festering and fistula formation.

Forecast and prevention of inguinal lymphadenitis

The timely detection and treatment of the causative disease ensures the elimination of lymphadenitis. However, an increase in lymph nodes can persist for up to 2 weeks. after the end of the antibacterial course. As a preventive measure, a woman is recommended:

  • To observe personal hygiene, carefully choose intimate means (depilatory cream, gels, soap).
  • Maintain immunity, sanitize chronic foci of infection, including in the oral cavity.
  • Regularly undergo a gynecological examination. Treat thrush and maintain normal vaginal microflora, while avoiding the douching that many women "sin" with.
  • If possible, eliminate infection with genital infections - practice protected sexual intercourse, avoid accidental connections.

Symptoms of inflammation of the inguinal lymph nodes in the groin

Where is the lymph node in the groin in women you see in the photo on the right.

The inflammation of the lymph nodes in the groin of women is accompanied by the following clinical symptoms:

  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Hyperemia at the site of the inflammatory process,
  • Swelling and sealing of nodes
  • Tenderness to palpation,
  • Increased body temperature - at the initial stage of the development of the inguinal lymphadenitis, body temperature rises only at the site of inflammation. But as the disease progresses, there is a general increase,
  • General intoxication of the body - 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, chills, general weakness, headache and muscle pain appear. In the analysis of blood, a sharp increase in ESR and pronounced leukocytosis.

In case of malignant neoplasms in the body, the inguinal lymph nodes for a long time can remain completely painless and slightly enlarged, which is why in most cases, oncology is detected only in the latter stages.

In the case of genital infections (even latent course), the clinical picture of the inguinal lymphadenitis in women is not so acutely expressed and an accurate diagnosis can be confirmed only through a comprehensive examination of the patient.

Diagnosis of inguinal lymphadenitis in women

In order to diagnose the presence of inflammation in the inguinal lymph nodes, the doctor first and foremost examines the patient in detail: when the lymph nodes are swollen, they will be hard, painful and swollen. Local body temperature in the area of ​​inflammation will be increased. In addition to the external examination and collection of the history of the disease, the doctor prescribes a detailed examination to the patient:

  • Blood tests - when lymphadenitis in terms of the general clinical analysis of blood, leukocytes and ESR will be significantly increased. In terms of biochemical analysis of blood, C-reactive protein is detected,
  • Ultrasound of the pelvic organs,
  • Computed tomography if necessary
  • X-ray examination - if necessary,
  • MRI

If oncology is suspected, inflamed groin lymph nodes take a biopsy for further investigation.

Treatment of inflammation of the lymph nodes in the groin

At the first symptoms of inflammation of the inguinal lymph nodes, it is necessary to consult a doctor who will conduct a comprehensive examination and, based on the data obtained, prescribe treatment. Treatment of inguinal lymphadenitis in women depends largely on what caused the increase and inflammation of the lymph nodes. Lymphadenitis of the inguinal nodes rarely develops as an independent disease, in most cases of this pathology preceded by inflammatory infectious foci in the body, such as boils, carbuncles, abscesses, and others.

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

  • Broad-spectrum antibiotics (mainly from the penicillin group) —the doctor determines the dosage of the drug and the duration of therapy depending on the severity of the inflammatory process, the woman’s body weight, and the individual characteristics of the organism.
  • Topical preparations that contain antiseptics - Levomekol ointment, which is used to apply gauze dressings impregnated with the preparation, to the place of injury has a great effect. Important: such procedures are prohibited in the presence of purulent inguinal lymphadenitis or with a high probability of individual intolerance to the components of the drug.
  • Physiotherapy treatment - electrophoresis in combination with antibiotics has an anti-inflammatory effect. This method of treatment is strictly prohibited to apply in case of purulent lymphadenitis of the groin.

Surgical treatment of lymphadenitis is considered in the case when pus is formed and accumulates in the lymph nodes. In order to ensure the outflow of pus from the inflamed nodes, the surgeon performs drainage.

Prediction and prevention of the disease

With timely diagnosis of the pathological process in the groin lymph nodes and adequate conservative therapy, the prognosis of the disease is generally favorable.

Prevention of the development of inguinal lymphadenitis is the following:

  • Sanitation of foci of chronic infection in the body,
  • Timely treatment and prevention of pelvic inflammatory diseases,
  • Prevention of diseases transmitted through unprotected sexual contact.

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