Swollen groin lymph nodes high fever

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My son is 15. A week ago he said the area in his groin hurt. Nothing was there. A couple of days later there was a large lump and it was hurting him really bad so i took him to the ER. They ran some labs and said they were fine. Said his lymph nodes were swollen...well i can see that but why! They told me to bring him back if there is fever...guess what...a couple days later...fever of 102.6. I waited till the next day and called his pediatrician. They suggested i take him to a childrens hospital...so i did. They gave him an antibiotic.still having fevers...i called the pediatrician the next day and they wanted to see him. His fever was 102.9. He was shaking. In pain...his stomach had now begun to hurt tremendously. His head was pounding. Andfull on night sweats. The dr felt the lump....said she didnt think it was a lymph node. Called another pediatrician in...she said the same thing. Sent us to a different childrens hospital. Got there ...more labs ordered an ultrasound completed. Ultrasound showed swollen lymph nodes. Labs were normal. He is not feeling well though. His head hurts so bad and he keeps getting fever. Today 103. Very worried for him because everyone is saying swollen nodes...but not why...

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    Is the area around the lymph node, red?  If so.. the lymph node itself, may be infected. It is a condition known as lymphadenitis.  This is a possibility because you mentioned the lymph node was very sore.   The antibiotics should get rid of it.  Swollen lymph nodes in the groin could also mean your child has an injury near their lower abdomen, legs, groin area or feet.  You say his stomach hurts?  Did the doctor do an ultrsound of his abdomen?  If not.. perhaps it's the next route you should go.  With no physical injurys and the fever..  you really need to keep investigating.  I'm sorry you and your son are dealing with this and are not getting no answers of what may be going on.  Lymph nodes from injury and infection usually go away within a few weeks, but if they remain enlarged or keep getting bigger, then it may be something more serious, such as lymphoma.  I don't mean to scare you, just trying to make you aware of the possibilites..  Lymphoma is a rare cause of swollen lymph nodes, but something to watch out for.  Best wishes to you and your son.. 

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      Thx Melissa for the response. It is red and very painful. They didnt ultrasound his stomach. I nor he dont remember him having an injury there ..and i have considered the possibility of lymphoma but the drs keep saying the tests are normal... sad
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      Being all blood work is normal.. it sounds like it is an infected lymph node.  It should get better with the antibiotics.   But... if it does not go away in a few weeks or continues to get bigger, then you need to see the doctor again.. 
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    Update on my son...so, the fever is done however now he is having secere pain in his side. He is literally crying. I am scared to take him to the hospital because they will just send him home again and charge me another copay. I feel so bad i cant help him sad
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      Pain was from pelvis to bottom of rib cage on the right side...same side as the swollen lymph nodes. Its betternow he says. I checked on him this mornin and no more pain..confused
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      I'm happy that the pain went away and he is feeling better now.  The pain you describe, right side, from pelvis up to the ribecage, does not make any one condition stand out to me.  It may have just been a pulled muscle.  Anyway.. again, I'm so happy your son is starting to feel better now!  That's great news...

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