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A 27-year-old female asked:

Skin infection right groin swollen lymph node left groin. can the left lymph node be reacting to the right groin skin infection?

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Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology 29 years experience
Swollen node: A lymph node will enlarge if there is a nearby skin infection. As the node responds, lymphocyte populations increase and expand the node. Lymphatic drainage isn't a precise mater so lymph fluid from the right may cross over the midline and enter the left groin nodes. See your doctor for treatment.
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Very possible: This can certainly be possible. If it doesn't go away in a week or so, you should be checked by your doctor to make sure you are not missing some other reason. Hopefully you will heal quickly.

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