A 26-year-old male asked:
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i have some swelling right above the base of my penis, it is tender and sore, and does not go away when resting. hernia or swollen lymph node?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Hernia: Swollen lymph nodes in the groin area occur just under the inguinal ligament within the femoral triangle of the upper thigh. A swelling just near or under the base of the penis is where the opening of the inguinal canal is and where a loop of bowel can slide down to become fixed or incarcerated. Tenderness may be first sign toward strangulation and must be reduced to prevent bowel damage.
Answered on Jul 7, 2017
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Dr. Robert Grindstaff
38 years experience Addiction Medicine
The best thing: is to have an examination by your family physician to determine the etiology.
Answered on Mar 26, 2019

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