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Question: Inguinal lymph node enlargement


 bimidodo - Mon Aug 08, 2005 1:57 pm

Female, 24 y, sexualy active, both ingunal lymph nodes enlarged and painful.
Blood tests without any pathology. What could that be?
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Tue Jan 10, 2006 3:11 pm

User avatar Hello,

The inguinal lymph nodes are situated in the crease between the leg and pelvis (more on the outside of that crease, ie, laterally).

They drain the penis, scrotum, vulva, vagina, perineum, gluteal region, lower abdominal wall, lower anal canal. Common causes of enlargement include infections of the leg or foot, STDs (eg, herpes simplex virus, gonococcal infection, syphilis, chancroid, granuloma inguinale, lymphogranuloma venereum), lymphoma, pelvic malignancy, bubonic plague.

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