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A 28-year-old male asked:

Have one swollen lymph node in groin, right side. 2cm. been fighting cellulitis in right leg for over a month. is this normal or should i be worried?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Normal reaction: The lymph nodes in the groin, called inguinal lymph nodes, are stimulated and enlarge in response to infections or trauma in the legs and feet. Since you have had an active infection in this area for quite some time, it should not be considered unusual. Occassionally these nodes themselves become infected and require additional treatment.
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
Pediatrics 32 years experience
? reactive lymph nod: Most likely do to the infection in your leg, It's not unusual for the lymph node in the area of an infection to become enlarged. Unusual to have a cellulitis for over a month. I'd discuss it with your physician.

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