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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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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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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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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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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

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Noticed a lump in my groin about quarter sized. Going to the dr monday but any ideas on what it could be. Im concered and scared.

Not certain.: Maybe a hernia? an enlarged lymph node? A cyst? Try not to be scared - the doctor will help to figure this out. Take care. ...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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Could the lump in my groin make the top of my leg ACE ?

Groin lump: Yes, by direct pressure on vessels or nerves. Consider hernia, cyst, or other mass causing this direct pressure. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump in my groin/thigh area should I be concerned

Yes but...: You can't know what it is until you get checked. May just be inflammation, but more serious things can be present as well. Check with your pcp or a surgeon for a checkup. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have a sore lump in my groin, is this serious . I am a 39 year old male

Have a sore lump in my groin, is this serious . I am a 39 year old male

See doctor : Most likely it's an inflamed gland ( lymph node ) . They are very common in neck region but not so common in groin unless some infection or inflammation is going on . Some times glands can be up due to sinister causes too . Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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There is a small invisible lump in my groin are, actually thers two of them.. It can't be seen but felt, I recently had ringworm in my groin is it bec?

There is a small invisible lump in my groin are, actually thers two of them.. It can't be seen but felt, I recently had ringworm in my groin is it bec?

Ring Worm: Ringworm is a common fungal skin infection otherwise known as tinea. Ringworm most commonly affects the skin on the body (tinea corporis), the scalp (tinea capitis), the feet (tinea pedis, or athlete's foot), or the groin (tinea cruris, or jock itch). http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/ss/slideshow-ringworm ...Read more

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I found a small like pee sized hard lump in my groin by bikini line. I can pull up on it a little and can push down on it. It's very painful and red.

May be a cyst: I strongly recommend you see your primary care doctor as it seems like you may have developed a cut, which can become an access. It may need to be incised and drained. the longer you wait, the bigger it may get and become more painful ...Read more

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I have a tender lump in my groin. It only hurts when I touch it and it is not red or swollen. What is it?

I have a tender lump in my groin. It only hurts when I touch it and it is not red or swollen.

What is it?

Lymph node: most likely a swollen or inflamed/infected lymph node, usually indicative of systemic infection. Possibly a hernia- must be examined and treated ...Read more