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Lymph Node Enlargement

Causes of inguinal lymph node enlargement

Inguinal lymph node enlargement

These are situated in the crease between the leg and pelvis (more on the outside of that crease, i.e. laterally)

  • Lymphatic drainage: Penis, scrotum, vulva, vagina, perineum, gluteal region, lower abdominal wall, lower anal canal

  • Common causes: Infections of the leg or foot, STDs (e.g., herpes simplex virus, gonococcal infection, syphilis, chancroid, granuloma inguinale, lymphogranuloma venereum), lymphoma, pelvic malignancy, bubonic plague

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