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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Inguinal Hernia (Definition)

An inguinal hernia is a hernia that occurs in the inguinal region (groin). It passes out throughout the muscle in a canal near the spermatic ...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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Hard small slightly moveable lump in groin, doctor ordered ultrasound, I had ultrasound of testes previously which was clear im really scared. 19 male?

Hard small slightly moveable lump in groin, doctor ordered ultrasound, I had ultrasound of testes previously which was clear im really scared. 19 male?

Don't be scared: It sounds like an enlarged lymph node, especially if it is moveable. An ultrasound of the lump will confirm this.

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Experiencing pelvic discomfort and sore back pain during period (2 days now). Felt small, hard pea-sized lump in groin area. What could it be?

STD?: The pea sized nodule you are feeling may be a lymph node and it may be enlarged due to an infection. The pelvic pain and back pain may be due to cervix infection. Usually these things occur together in something like Chlamydia infection and/or gonorrhea. Typically acquired sexually due to unprotected intercourse with a new partner or a partner who has acquired the infection from somewhere.

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Lump in groin but it doesn't hurt?

Hernia? LymphNode?: Possible causes of a lump in the groin include a hernia, an enlarged lymph node, a lipoma, or an abscess. Each of these will have features on physical examination that will help determine the correct diagnosis; therefore, it is imperative that you make an appointment to see your primary care doctor to help sort this out. Good luck!

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Lump in groin pain in groin?

Lump in groin pain in groin?

See general surgery: Several possibilities exist. Commonly this may be a hernia but it will require a physical examination and history by an experienced surgeon to determine the next step in both diagnosis and care.

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I have a lump in groin 1 1?

I have a lump in groin 1 1?

Several: Hernia lymph node (any infection in the leg?) trauma other masses or illnesses needs a checkup.

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I have a lump in groin area but sono was negative?

I have a lump in groin area but sono was negative?

Depends: Could be a hernia it the lump comes and goes. The good news is that it sounds like you do not have any enlarged lymph nodes which could be a sign of a cancer.

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Lump in groin but it doesn't hurt. Could it be lymphoma?

Lump in groin but it doesn't hurt. Could it be lymphoma?

Groin lump: A lump in the groin could represent an enlarged lymph node or could be an inguinal (groin) hernia. It is difficult to tell the difference yourself, and should be evaluated by a doctor. Groin lymph nodes could rarely represent a lymphoma.

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What should I do about lump in groin area?

See an MD: A lump in the groin can be caused by many different things. If the lump comes and goes and / or you can push it in, it is likely a hernia. Other causes can be a lymph node, a lipoma (a benign fatty tumor), or a simple cyst.

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Pea-sized lump in groin area. Not sure how long it was there?

Pea-sized lump: The most common pea-sized (3-5 mm) lump in the groin area is an ingrown-hair which blocks up a hair follicle and enlarges as normal gland secretions can't get out. These will usually take care of themselves, as long as the hair follicle itself does not get infected from the irritation, in which case an antibiotic would be indicated. Another possibility is a lymph gland, but these are usually large.

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