Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Underlying Cause Anatomy

Inguinal Lymphadenopathy Overview

What is inguinal lymphadenopathy?
A person with inguinal lymphadenopathy has swollen lymph glands in the groin.

What are the symptoms of inguinal lymphadenopathy?
Symptoms of inguinal lymphadenopathy include swollen lymph glands in the groin. There may be a skin wound on the leg that has become increasingly red, tender, or swollen. In some cases, there may be a red streak on the skin.

How does the doctor treat inguinal lymphadenopathy?
Treatment depends on the underlying cause for the lymph gland swelling. Treatment may include warm wet compresses, leg elevation, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.

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Last Updated: Aug 19, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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