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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Inguinal Mass

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Can a pancreatic mass cause inflammation in the gallbladder without affecting the liver until a later stage?

Can a pancreatic mass cause inflammation in the gallbladder without affecting the liver until a later stage?

Not likely.: Pancreatic mass can cause jaundice along with elevated liver function tests when it obstructs the common duct. Inflammation in the gallbladder is usually caused by gallstones. Acalculous cholecystitis can occur, but it is rare. ...Read more

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What could cause a groin lump?

What could cause a groin lump?

Groin lump: The most common cause of a lump in the groin is a hernia (inguinal hernia). Other causes can include enlarged lymph nodes, tumors (benign or cancerous), aneurysms of blood vessels, etc. ...Read more

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I am experiencing groin lump right on the inguinal hernias. The lump is small like fisheye. What was the cause?

I am experiencing  groin lump right on the inguinal hernias. The lump is small like fisheye. What was the cause?

Groin lump: A small lump in the groin may be a lymph node, Lipoma or an inclusion cyst. A hernia is usually, softer, larger and is able to be pushed in as a rule. A physician or surgeon would have to examine you for diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could cause a groin lump that ruptured and bled dark red blood and was difficult to stop?

What could cause a groin lump that ruptured and bled dark red blood and was difficult to stop?

Venous blood.: Since the blood is dark it venous and its likely draining the testicle. I have never seen one drain spontaneously. Was it manipulated or possibly incised. . i think you need to tell your doctor or go to urgent care ...Read more

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Please help with groin lump! what could it be? Throbs.

See doctor: Possibilities would include inflamed lymph nodes or an inguinal (groin) hernia. Rarely could be an aneurysm of the artery. Your doctor could help you identify the cause of your discomfort and lump. ...Read more

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How to treat a groin lump?

How to treat a groin lump?

Need to know: It's nearly impossible to treat something if you don't know what you're treating. It could be anything from an enlarged lymph node to an ingrown hair to an inguinal hernia. The knowledge of other symptoms is important as well. I recommend you see your doctor for a proper history and exam to correctly determine what, if anything, needs to be treated. ...Read more

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I am experiencing groin lump. Hard lump in middle of pubic area ?

Here are some...: Are the lump hurting you in which way, and how long has it been? Without a detailed set of info on the specifics, relevance, & sequence of events of the lump(s), it is hard to tell what it may be. But it is not that hard to sort all related things out correctly for good care by following suggestion in articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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Can I have lymphoma (groin lump/itchiness)?

Can I have lymphoma (groin lump/itchiness)?

Possible : The first thing you need to do is see your doctor. There are other more likely problems, such as an irritant, infection, inflammatory condition. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lymphoma (groin lump/itchiness)?

What are the symptoms of lymphoma (groin lump/itchiness)?

Few symptoms: Lymphoma can have few symptoms, sometimes weight loss, night sweats, etc. Would need to have blood tests to look for abnormalities and physical examination. Sometimes x-ray to look for enlarged lymph nodes that can be located throughout the body. ...Read more

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How to diagnostically evaluate for groin lump? What are the differential diagnosis? Examinations and investigations done to reach diagnosis?

How to diagnostically evaluate for groin lump?
What are the differential diagnosis? Examinations and investigations done to reach diagnosis?

Need to see your Dr.: When evaluating patients w/groin lumps, possibilities include hernias, enlarged lymph nodes, & fatty tumors, all of which may feel similar. The best place to start is with a primary care doctor. While ct scans and/or an ultrasound can be helpful, a careful exam by a general surgeon may be the only test needed. ...Read more

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I am experiencing groin lump.fairly large quite hard.had it for a while now.not sore and no other symptoms ?

I am experiencing groin lump.fairly large quite hard.had it for a while now.not sore and no other symptoms ?

Be seen: You would definitely want to be seen and evaluated. It is not a "normal" complaint and needs to be evaluated to make sure it is not some type of pathological process such as a tumor or infection. Be seen even if it is not causing you pain, needs to be diagnosed. Even if it is an enlarged node, etiology need to be sought. ...Read more

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Seen 2 Drs about a groin lump. Both said it was a reactive node. How long will the swelling last? 3rd week now. Still worrying about cancer.

Seen 2 Drs about a groin lump. Both said it was a reactive node. How long will the swelling last? 3rd week now. Still worrying about cancer.

Lymph node enlarged: In general lumps in the groin can be present and up to 1.5 or 2 cm in size. They are generally reactive but low grade lymphomas ( lymph node cancer ) can present like this. It is however a condition that we generally watch and don't jump into treatment. I 'd wait for another week , if the node is growing then I will recommend removing it as a a biopsy. for now your 2 doctors are correct . ...Read more

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Seen 2 Drs about a groin lump. Both said it was a reactive node. How long will the swelling last? 3rd week now. Still worrying about cancer.


Seen 2 Drs about a groin lump. Both said it was a reactive node. How long will the swelling last? 3rd week now. Still worrying about cancer.

Check the skin: Make sure to check your skin all along your leg, including your foot for anything that could be causing the reactive node. Also make sure to ask about the possibility of a hernia. If nothing, and your still worried, you could have it surgically removed and sent to a pathology lab to find out for sure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is it? I have ankle swelling and groin lump.

What is it? I have ankle swelling and groin lump.

Lump & swelling: That combination of symptoms indicates a need for you to see your doc ASAP. He/she will help you identify and rule out causes. That will give you a healthier life and peace of mind. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I found small movable groin lump sore to touch what could it be?

I found small movable groin lump sore to touch what could it be?

Lymph node: Would be one common possibility. These swell and become tender whenever there is inflammation or infection in the region. Occasionally a hernia might occur in this area, but it is less common for females. If it doesn't resolve on its own in a couple of weeks, have your doctor check it. ...Read more

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I am experiencing groin lump/vagina. It's a painful lump when touched just above my clit? I think it's called Prepuce the area above the clit?

I am experiencing  groin lump/vagina. It's a painful lump when touched just above my clit? I think it's called Prepuce the area above the clit?

Unclear...: Without a detailed history & a direct look at, it is hard to tell what it may be although it is an infected sebaceous cyst. How to Handle Sickness? Follow suggestions in articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. More? Contact me & I can help to clarify. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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Groin lump/bulge or inguinal hernia, what's the difference?

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 going on. ...Read more

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Hard lymphnodes in groin. Lump under side of jaw+under collarbone. Nightsweats, itchy+tired. For over 1month. No viruses. Does this point to anything?

Yes, it could: Be infection (such as mononucleosis or tuberculosis) or less likely malignancy (such as hodgkin's disease or lymphoma). You need to be seen by a doctor immediately. ...Read more