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I have been told I have reflux of my deeper veins around my groin and behind my knee. My legs are painful with edema 1 year. Is this serious?

I have been told I have reflux of my deeper veins around my groin and behind my knee. My legs are painful with edema 1 year. Is this serious?

Could be: Need evaluation to make sure edema is due to venous cause and some other problem like cardiac. If other possible causes ruled out then see vein specialist as chronic edema will lead to many problems over time. While waiting it is prudent to wear compression stockings probably thigh high to keep edema down for noe. Put on when getting up in morning and wear till you go to bed. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


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Inguinal hernia repair 9 weeks ago, lichtenstein with mesh. I had an edema which is bigger now, maybe hydrocele? I will need surgery or is going to cure?

Inguinal hernia repair 9 weeks ago, lichtenstein with mesh. I had an edema which is bigger now, maybe hydrocele? I will need surgery or is going to cure?

Post-op issues: If it is edema/swelling from the surgery, that may go away with medication and time and monitoring the area. If it is a hydrocele, it may need surgery, as... Simple hydroceles in children often go away without surgery, however, in adults, hydroceles usually do not go away on their own. If surgery is needed, it is an easy procedure with very good outcomes. ...Read more

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Inguinal hernia repair 9 weeks ago, with mesh. Postop. Edema bigger now, maybe hydrocele? Little pain still. Why? I will need surgery or is going to cure?

Inguinal hernia repair 9 weeks ago, with mesh. Postop. Edema bigger now, maybe hydrocele? Little pain still. Why? I will need surgery or is going to cure?

Probably wait out...: Local surgical dissection and postoperative tissue reaction for healing may interfere venous and lymphatic drainage, leading to swelling in inguinal and scrotal region. Such takes time to resolve with unpredicable various pace, but is worthwhile to wait and see as long as slow and surely getting better day by day, because nothing can be done except infection. More? Ask surgeon timely. ...Read more

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Swelling and growling around groin area?

Swelling and growling around groin area?

Hernia?: An exam can tell this for sure. Infection or swollen lymph node can occur in the groin, but a loop of bowel in the groin can cause a growling noise ...Read more

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Swelling in groin after an endograft. Is this normal and what can I do?

Swelling in groin after an endograft. Is this normal and what can I do?

Check with surgeon.: Often just a collection of fluid called a seroma. Can be bleeding resulting in a hematoma, or what is called a pseudoaneurysm. Rarely can be infection. ...Read more

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Some slight discomfort and swelling in upper right groin for past several days. Only sensitive to touch and occasional bending and sitting.

Some slight discomfort and swelling in upper right groin for past several days. Only sensitive to touch and occasional bending and sitting.

See a doctor: May be an inguinal or groin hernia. See a doctor for an exam to see if it is pain from a muscle injury or a possible hernia. Find out what your options for possible treatments are. ...Read more

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I have swelling in groin, is it lymphoma?

I have swelling in groin, is it lymphoma?

Impossible to: Comment without more information. The most common cause would be a hernia. Is it a lump or just tissue fullness? Could be fluid or a discrete lump which could be a lymph node. ...Read more

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Swelling on right side of groin in pubic area?

Swelling on right side of groin in pubic area?

Evaluation Needed: It could be anything from kidney stones to tumors to infection so an evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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Swelling in the groin area after an angiogram, normal?

Swelling in the groin area after an angiogram, normal?

No: Groin swelling after an angiogram suggests that the blood vessel in the groin through which a catheter was passed to perform the angiogram had not been adequately sealed by long enough pressure over the needle hole in the blood vessel after the catheter was removed. The swelling represents bleeding in the groin from the puncture site in the blood vessel used fro the angiogram. ...Read more

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I am having groin pain on lower left side with swelling. What could it be?

I am having groin pain on lower left side with swelling. What could it be?

Possible Hernia: A hernia results from a weakening in the abdominal wall, allowing intestines to poke through. If you can "push" the swelling back but it returns, then it likely is a hernia.
If the swelling gets worse, becomes reddened or is associated with increased pain/nausea/vomiting, you would need to go to the er immediately. The intestines can become trapped, stopping their blood flow (strangulation). ...Read more

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What could it be if I have pain in my right nut, lower back, swelling in my right groin?

What could it be if I have pain in my right nut, lower back, swelling in my right groin?

Several concerns: 50's male with right groin pain and swelling might have hernia. Pain patten, which includes low back pain, correlates with sacroiliac joint disorder, but swelling does not. If the groin pain is constant and worsening and if the groin mass does not reduce with lying on the back and gently massaging it, then a strangulated region of herniated bowel is of concern; emergency to prevent dead bowel. ...Read more

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Pain in lower groin area on a male? Swelling and brused from injury, what can I do for it?

Consult your Doctor: You have a swelling, a bruise and pain. You need to consult your doctor to make syre there is nothing serious going on. Meanwhile if you have no vomiting, you can take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for pain. ...Read more

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Swelling and pain in the right side groin area. Swelling is forming in the shape of a sausage. This started after an angiogram?

Hematoma: This most likely represents a collection of blood which oozed into the fatty tissue of the groin after the procedure. This will usually resolve and return to normal over a few weeks. If enlarging or associated with significant pain, you should see your doctor and an ultrasound should be performed. ...Read more

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About 12 tmes a day, sharp pain in lower lft groin & something swelling up about an inch or so in diameter. Apprs 2B at juncture of bldder & lft uretr?

About 12 tmes a day, sharp pain in lower lft groin & something swelling up about an inch or so in diameter. Apprs 2B at juncture of bldder & lft uretr?

Urine or stomach?: Left lower quadrant pain as described can be due to constipation, colitis, kidney stone, urine infection, hernia or muscular problem. A urinalysis can help rule out some of these diagnoses quickly. If it is a swelling, you may be getting an inguinal hernia. See your physician, and an accurate diagnosis can be made fairly easily, even sometimes without radiology. ...Read more

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Is it bad if I can feel a lympy node in upper left groin, it's about the size of a pea, doesn't hurt, and no visible swelling, and moves around easily?

Is it bad if I can feel a lympy node in upper left groin, it's about the size of a pea, doesn't hurt, and no visible swelling, and moves around easily?

Not so bad: If you're thin or athletic build, it's not uncommon to feel a small lymph node in your groins, perhaps several. Now, if this continues to enlarge, yet remains painless, it should be evaluated. I suspect this is not much to be concerned about. Do not manipulate is several times a day. Just check it every 3-4 days. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is swelling in groin after AAA endograft normal?

Is swelling in groin after AAA endograft normal?

Not really...: There may be some bruising and firmness from minor bleeding, but it also could be a pseudoaneuysm of the puncture site. You should see your surgeon who may order an ultrasound to further evaluate. ...Read more

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What could cause swelling in lymph nodes in groin?

What could cause swelling in lymph nodes in groin?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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What could cause the swelling of lymph nodes in groin?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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My husband has a hernia near his groin and it is swelling more why?

My husband has a hernia near his groin and it is swelling more why?

Bigger: It is either getting bigger or the contents are trapped and swelling. ...Read more

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Can portion of the vas deferns which runs in groin become inflammed without swelling? Can inflammation happen without swelling?

Swelling & inflammat: It's impossible to have inflammation without swelling because inflammation leads to increase in vessel permeability which leads to fluid collection in the inflamed tissue. ...Read more

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I have had a hard lump in my groin for around 7 weeks with no other symptoms. The swelling has gone but the lump is still there - what could it be?

I have had a hard lump in my groin for around 7 weeks with no other symptoms. The swelling has gone but the lump is still there - what could it be?

Hard inguinal node: Hard node for seven weeks is a serious problem. It can only be confirmed by biopsy. Please see a general surgeon. Interestingly you have no symptoms like fever, rash, discharge, sexual history. Please don't delay because more than two weeks is enough time to be concerned. Thanks and good luck. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids cause swelling in the groin?

No: Hemorrhoids are normal veins in the anal canal and would not be related to groin swelling. ...Read more

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Can atletes foot cause swelling in the groin?

Can atletes foot cause swelling in the groin?

Fungus or lymph node: A fungal skin infection can cause athlete's foot and "jock itch". Do you have redness and itch in groin?
Swelling in groin could also be an enlarged lymph node.
Get checked by your doc. ...Read more

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It is normal when you have groin swelling with alternating fever?

It is normal when you have groin swelling with alternating fever?

No: Hi, Groin swelling can be hernia, lipoma (benign fatty growth), cyst, lymph nodes (due to infection in leg, cancer).Fever only if the swelling is lymph nodes die to infection in the leg. I would have it checked by a doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can a hydrocele or varicocele in adult cause a little swelling in the groin?

Can a hydrocele or varicocele in adult cause a little swelling in the groin?

H'cele yes V'cele no: A hydrocele can extend up into the groin, but varicoceles almost invariably remain in scrotum. I have seen many hundreds of varicoceles over the years & never seen one extend up into the groin. ...Read more

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Pain in groin no swelling or reddening no pain during urination what could it be?

Get checked: For a hernia which, if direct will bulge on coughing. If it is an indirect hernia and still small the doctor will feel the impulse on coughing with his or her finger. It may also be muscle or ligament strain, swollen lymph nodes, kidney stone.....It is best to get checked than to guess. Good luck ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more


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