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is groin lump a symptom of groin hernia (inguinal hernia)

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
24 years experience General Surgery
See below : Groin lump could be from many reasons - hernia, lymph node. Tumor, hematoma, aneurysm etc... Need to c medical professional to figure out what is goin ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Hernia?: If it does not hurt gather no urgency. If you have lost weight without trying I would wonder if it is an enlarged lymp node? Check both inguinal area ... Read More
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Not urgent: Unless symptoms worsening or significant growth noted. Alternate diagnoses remain possible.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Weight loss: If the weight loss was unintended, it is urgent and you should see a doctor sooner. If it was on purpose, you may wait to September, unless you notice ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Not unusual: Most are asymptomatic early on, but enlarge and become symptomatic.
Dr. Stephen Kim
27 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Not yet incarcerated: History is consistent with an inguinal hernia. May not be painful since nothing is stuck - incarcerated or strangulated - which can be an emergency. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Small : Small intermittent bulging can occur. Observe over time. They tend to enlarge over time, so do not want to wait til huge!
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
See a doctor: Or go back to see your surgeon for an examination. Need to first see if you have a recurrent hernia before making a recommendation on exercises that y ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
37 years experience Gastroenterology
Probably: Get area examined. An ultrasound or ct scan can see hernia also but usually just need examination by someone experienced with hernias; typically a sur ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Groin lymphs: Although a hernia and lymph nodes can cause bumps in the groin area - don't usually expect them to extrude pus. You may have an infected cyst or other ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
See doctor: Have a physical examination with your doctor. An uncomfortable bulge or swelling in the groin region can be an inguinal hernia.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Get it Checked: It may be a hematoma or an infection,i will let the doctor check it to find what it is
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Roman
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Prob scar tissue: Scar tissue can be extra sensitive I would suggest following up with the surgeon or your PCP to make sure not a post surgical issue

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