Several weeks ago I had to have the lymph node near my groin removed, the next day the area around it was red and inflamed and VERY sore compared to what it had been after the surgery. I hoped it would go away. It did not, and as a result I nearly died of a STREP infection, which on top of all my other problems is about the last thing I need. This is a picture of my right hip, the small hole in the middle goes all the way down to the bone. If you have redness and soreness after any type of surgery...get your ass back to the doctor RIGHT AWAY. If you are the slightest bit quesey, dont look at this pic.