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The region or crease between ...Read more


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This morning while showering I found a lump in my groin it doesn't hurt. I am male age 66. I have an appointment for tomorrow to have my gp look at it. Cause? How worried should I be?

This morning while showering I found a lump in my groin  it doesn't hurt.  I am male age 66.  I have an appointment for tomorrow to have my gp look at it.  Cause?  How worried should I be?

Agree look at: Most likely a hernia, but could be testicular cancer, etc. Agree with a physical examination to direct further investigation and therapy. If a hernia may or may not need surgery. ...Read more

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Found this lump in my groin area. At first it was a red lump and yesterday i discovered a huge change in it. Do you know what it is?

Found this lump in my groin area. At first it was a red lump and yesterday i discovered a huge change in it. Do you know what it is?

No I do not: But, a guess would be it may be an abscess or a boil/carbuncle, or maybe an infected hair follicle (folliculitis). Any lesion like conditions should really be assessed with a clinical exam to get the definitive diagnosis to assure the correct treatment occurs, best wishes to you. ...Read more

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I'm 16 years old and 5 weeks ago I found a hard lump in my groin, it is the size of a grape and has grown recently?

I'm 16 years old and 5 weeks ago I found a hard lump in my groin, it is the size of a grape and has grown recently?

Lymph node: The body has a series of strainers called lymph nodes that sift through stray fluids in the body & take out germs and other debris.You likely have & have had something going on with that leg,a series of bug bites or a sore, that led to the enlargement. These usually enlarge & shrink over 3-4 wks. If this has gone on 5 wks you may want your doc to confirm the process. ...Read more

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Found a lump where in my groin. Hurts when I press on it. Is it canc?

Not necessarily: That is one possibility but less likely given that it hurts. It may be a hernia or an enlarged lymph node that may just be from a skin or other infection in the area. Check with your doctor to further evaluate this, especially if it does not improve over a little time. If pain is severe, go to the emergency room as may be a trapped hernia which should be addressed right away. ...Read more

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When changing my baby's diaper I found a lump in his groin. What could this be?

When changing my baby's diaper I found a lump in his groin. What could this be?

Hard to say: A lump in the groin could be an enlarged inguinal lymph node, which can occur after a diaper rash or healing sore of the legs. Occassionally a testicle will retract into the inguinal canal and can be felt there. Inguinal hernias can also present this way. Best to have it checked to be certain. ...Read more

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What does a lump in my groin mean?

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. ...Read more

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What can I do about a hard lump in my groin?

See your Dr or : Consult with a general surgeon or urologist. There are many fine drs. In quincy and boston.. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about a lump in my groin area?

Should i be worried about a lump in my groin area?

Different options: 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. ...Read more

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What is this lump in my groin that appeared overnight?

What is this lump in my groin that appeared overnight?

See a doctor but: it sounds like it could be an inguinal hernia. Other possibilities include abscess (infection), swollen lymph node, fungal infection, or varicocele/hydrocele. A physical exam could likely sort it out, and if it is a hernia that is causing pain or symptoms you may need surgery to fix it. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a lump in my groin area about 4 inches long and not painful ?

Hernia: Need to have a physical exam. Hernia comes to mind in that area but without an exam can not say for sure. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump in my groin area. It hurts to move it, it's about the size of a penny but very sensitive. Also visible, what could it be?

I have a hard lump in my groin area. It hurts to move it, it's about the size of a penny but very sensitive. Also visible, what could it be?

Inflamed lymph node: The lump you feel in your groin is likely an inflamed lymph node. This occurs if you have some abnormality like an infection occurring in your genitals or in organs in your lower body area like bladder or Prostate. If you are sexually active, there is concern for an STD. You should see your doctor and be checked for STD and other possible causes for an enlarged and tender lymph node. ...Read more

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Hello! I've had this painful lump in my groin region for over 3 weeks now that won't go away. I get them really often but they usually disappear.

Must be seen: If this lump in your groin is associated with pain, especially if there is redness or swelling nearby, it should be seen by a general doctor. Sometimes painful lumps are lymph nodes that have become inflamed due to regional injury or infection. Sometimes the lump itself is infected and in that situation may need excision. Lastly, a hernia is possible. Get it checked as soon as possible.Best wishes ...Read more

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What should I do about the lump in my groin in the inguinal region?

Different options: That area 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, muscles 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. ...Read more