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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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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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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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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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