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A 30-year-old female asked:

Had an ultrasound scan for lump and pain in groin on left hand side , told its bruised muscle and to see my gp. what can be the problem its not hernia?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Pain: Groin pain can come from a muscle strain injury or a hernia. Needs a physical examination with a doctor to tell what you may have. Muscle strain injuries heal on their own. Hernias may need surgery.
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Provided original answer
I agree with Dr. Roberts that a swollen groin lymph node can cause discomfort too. It would be visible on ultrasound. See a doctor for a physical exam.
Nov 9, 2013
Dr. J Roberts
Vascular Surgery 28 years experience
Lymph node: Inguinal masses are typically either hernia or adenopathy, a swollen lymphatic mass. Groin ultrasound or even ct abdomen/pelvis will reveal the specific finding...
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Last updated Sep 13, 2020

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