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A 39-year-old male asked:

can an anal fissure or hemorrhoids cause swollen lymph nodes in the groin?

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Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 36 years experience
Yes, but not often : Any inflammatory lesion can cause local lymph node enlargement however, enlarged nodes in the groin are not commonly associated with these perianal problems. See a surgeon they can assess and treat the perianal problems and evaluate the nodes.
Dr. Scott Browning
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
No: No, generally not. A peri rectal abscess or fistula might, but there are many non-anal possibilities. See your primary care physician.

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