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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. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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