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I have a swollen lymph node in my groin area and it hurts profusely

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I have a swollen lymph node in my groin area and it hurts profusely - also I have swelling on my bum cheek closer to the bum hole and it has been there for three months - what is it?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hi Morgan

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
No I'm using my phone - can you type it?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Yes, sorry Morgan

The good news is that this is infection

A swollen lymph node that hurts is infection

It is probably from the bum problem

you likely have a perirectal abscess

This is a pocket of infection near the anus

You need your GP to look at it. It probably needs antibiotics and maybe drainage.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Are there any other things that this might be other than that which you can think of?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
The only other possibility is something like Crohn's disease which is inflammation of the colon

But you would have bowel symptoms