Avatar universal

swelling of the lymph nodes in Genital area.

My husband has recently been deployed. He was in San Diego when he told me he had some little white bumps in his Genital area..He explained what they look like and I told him that they might be Razor bumps...The next night he went out with some friends and they got drunk. The next morning he told me that his Lymph nodes were swollen. He wasn't sure what was going on. But the nodes get more swollen every time he drinks...We have been having unprotected sex for a while now and he seems to think I might have cheated on him and I haven't. I had just had a Pap anyway and everything was fine.. I know he wouldn't cheat on me because I trust him and he's paranoid about not knowing if someone has "something".

What could this be? He says the swelling has gone down...but it's been a few weeks.
I told him that he could have also gotten something from the bathrooms because they aren't very sanitary.
He went to the DR. but they didn't know what was wrong....
He's been gone for a few months and I don't want to have sex with him when he comes home before having a general idea of what maybe wrong.

3 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
207091 tn?1337709493
He needs to follow up on this.

It could be a staph infection from shaving or something, but if his lymph nodes are swelling every time he drinks, he needs to get that checked (and maybe stop drinking for awhile?) because that might indicate a deeper infection.  They can biopsy the bumps, too.

Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
hmmmmm..... usually your lymph nodes swell when there is a an infection of some sort.  I would recommend that he see a doctor and have a swab done.  It sounds like he needs to get checked out by a doctor, im sure he would respect you for wanting to use a condom or wait for the test results to come back.  Keep in mind that many std's can be spread by skin contact on exposed areas not protected by the condom.
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
He goes to the doctor about this once a week and they still don't know what's wrong.....
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the STDs / STIs Community

Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Herpes spreads by oral, vaginal and anal sex.
Herpes sores blister, then burst, scab and heal.
STIs are the most common cause of genital sores.
Millions of people are diagnosed with STDs in the U.S. each year.
STDs can't be transmitted by casual contact, like hugging or touching.
Syphilis is an STD that is transmitted by oral, genital and anal sex.