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Is swelling near the anus associated with lymph node swelling in the groin region?

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Posted on Fri, 18 May 2018
Question: swollen area at anus plus lymph node in groin. Are these related?
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Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Yes. Connected

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Yes , the two are likely to be connected.
There must be some ongoing inflammation in the anal region.
Since the lymphatic drainage of the area is by the groin lymph nodes, it's definitely connected.
If you tell us more about the symptoms of the anal region, we may be able to tell you what to do with the swelling.
Best of luck, Dr Mittal
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Is swelling near the anus associated with lymph node swelling in the groin region?

Brief Answer: Yes. Connected Detailed Answer: Hello. Yes , the two are likely to be connected. There must be some ongoing inflammation in the anal region. Since the lymphatic drainage of the area is by the groin lymph nodes, it's definitely connected. If you tell us more about the symptoms of the anal region, we may be able to tell you what to do with the swelling. Best of luck, Dr Mittal