A 39-year-old female asked:
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finishing up bad winter illness (on antibiotics) and think excessive coughing has caused reoccurrence of bad hemorrhoids for 3 days. (have not had since postpartum.) just noticed both groin lymph nodes suddenly sore and swollen. connected?

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Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Coughing/hemorrhoids: Intense and prolonged coughing may create recurrence of hemorrhoids, but having swollen groin lymph nodes is not a usual consequence. If you are unsure of the cause of the rectal/anal pain, it may be herpes virus , not hemorrhoids causing the lymph node soreness. See your gyn provider for an exam and testing to find out.
Answered on Jan 5, 2018

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