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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


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Night sweats, blurred vision lasting couple seconds sevareal times aday , hard lump in groin not painful , what could it be ?

Night sweats, blurred vision lasting couple seconds  sevareal times aday , hard lump in groin not painful , what could it be ?

Evaluation: Can be many things, from tuberculosis, infection, tumor, simple cold to anxiety. You need urgent evaluation by physician. Can be very serious or just minor abnormality. See the doctor. ...Read more

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I have a. Painful lump in groin area makes whole left leg hurt?

I have a. Painful lump in groin area makes whole left leg hurt?

Hernia: This could be a hernia. I am concerned about a hernia anytime i hear lump in groin, but it could be other things such as a swollen lymph node, infection, or benign mass. See a physician to get it checked out. ...Read more

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Female, 18. Lump in groin area: painless, firm but not hard, marble size and growing. It was first noticed about 5 months ago.. What could it be?

Female, 18. Lump in groin area: painless, firm but not hard, marble size and growing. It was first noticed about 5 months ago.. What could it be?

Lymph node: Most of the time it is an inflammed lymph node - sometimes from a scratch on your leg, or from a cat. It is very rare for this lymph node to represent something like a lymphoma - a type of treateable cancer. As a precaution, you should see a doctor to check it given how long it has been around. Remember that this is still much more likely to be an irritated lymph node. Hernias tend to cause pain. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has 2cm hard lump in groin right side. It is movable and painless. He has no other symptoms. Could this be lymphoma at his age?

My 2 year old has 2cm hard lump in groin right side. It is movable and painless. He has no other symptoms.  Could this be lymphoma at his age?

Should be checked: A 2 year-old with a 2 cm groin lump in a boy could be a lymph node or his testicle. A hernia or hydrocele (fluid-filled lump) is softer, not hard. If it's a lymph node the doctor will check for an injury or infection in the leg, as well as check for other enlarged lymph nodes. The doctor can also see if it's a skin cyst. Lymphoma is very rare in toddlers and should be in more than one lymph node. ...Read more

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Olive sized lump in groin noticed after a workout that eventually went away. It was under the skin and was not painful. Any thoughts what it could be?

Olive sized lump in groin noticed after a workout that eventually went away. It was under the skin and was not painful. Any thoughts what it could be?

Hernia?: Inguinal, or groin, hernias are holes in the abdominal wall through which abdominal contents such as fat or intestines can protrude. And appears as a lump under the skin. If and when the contents return to the abdominal cavity, the lump disappears. May it may not cause pain. You should get an exam by your primary care at the next available time on find out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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25 y/o F. I have a lump in groin area btwn upper thigh and pelvic area. It is unmovable, approx 1 cm, painful even w/o touch, deep under skin.

25 y/o F. I have a lump in groin area btwn upper thigh and pelvic area. It is unmovable, approx 1 cm, painful even w/o touch, deep under skin.

Lymph nodes: In this area, a lump could be a lymph node, a hernia, a cyst. Avoid rubbing or manipulating. If persists longer than a week, get in for evaluation with your doc. Ultrasound will make the diagnosis of hernia versus something else. Be well. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Inguinal Hernia (Definition)

Inguinal hernia is an abdominal wall defect occuring in the inguinal region. They may occur directly through the abdominal wall or through the internal inguinal ring and inguinal canal. They may extend into the scrotum in males or ...Read more


Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more