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A 18-year-old female asked:

my boyfriend has a small lump on his groin area. what does this mean?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Few things: It could be a sebaceous cyst, the beginning of an abscess formation, a palpable lymph node. Regardless, it should definitely be examined by a physician, probably not immediately (especially if it's been there for a while), but at least in the next 1-2 weeks. Best of luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Ganuloma venereum?: It is most likely a small lymphnode or a cyst, but bacterial infection with klebsiella ganulomatis is possible, often starts as small, painless nodules appearing after 10–40 days following contact with the bacteria. Later the nodules burst, creating open, fleshy, oozing, and infection continues to destroy the tissue until treated. Not to scare u, but should consult doc if worsens. Good luck.
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Possibilities: The groin has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, vessels, tendons and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done.

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I have an internal bump around my groin area, what could this possibly be?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
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Hernia vs not hernia: If it's a hernia, lump will fade away when you lay down with your knees bent; return when you cough, strain or heavy lift. If lump stays the same with position changes, it could be lymph node, pulled muscle, or bruise. Hernias stay the same or get worse, as they are the hole. The lump is an organ trying to escape through the hole. The hole/hernia should be surgically repaired.
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I have small sores on my groin area but im not sexually active, some of the sores when squeezed released some sort of fluid. Please help thanks. ?

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Dr. Michael Klein
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See doctor to clear: There are several things that can cause this, and it would be worth seeing a doctor while the sores are present. If you have ever had sex, even if its been a while, a viral cause such as herpes is possible. If not, other causes can be staph infections, fungal infections such as jock itch, or cyst problems like hydradenitis. Staph infections can get bad quickly and need antibiotics, so see a doc!
A 33-year-old female asked:

My lyphnodes at my groin area seem to be swollen, what may cause this? And should I be concerned?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Infection: Usually lymph node enlarge in response to infection. They stay enlarged for a few weeks then shrink back down to normal. If they stay enlarged, or keep growing, see your doctor.
A 49-year-old female asked:

Have small lumps in groin area with a little tenderness.?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Many things: They could be lymph nodes, cysts, ingrown hairs... Best thing to do is get them checked out by your doctor. It doesn't sound like an urgent thing (especially if they've been there for a while), but in the next 1-2 weeks you should get them checked to put your mind at ease.
A 18-year-old male asked:

I have a bump in my groin area on both sides orthe groin ?

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Dr. Christiaan Maurer
Dr. Christiaan Maurer answered
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Lymph nodes: I suspect you have enlarged inguinal lymph nodes. You need to see a doctor.

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