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Dr. James Ferguson
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My 4 yr old daughter has knot in groin area and it is hot to touch and painful, what could this be?

My 4 yr old daughter has knot in groin area and it is hot to touch and painful, what could this be?

Reactive lymph node: The lymph nodes are located all over the body & sift body serum & remove various particles, germs & debris. After a viral infection it is common for local glands(that may be the size of a pea at rest)to swell to the size of an almond or larger if they are working to clear debris.They can become infected and need antibiotics to assist in healing.See your doc for confirmation. ...Read more

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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Dr. Robert Dorsey
Board Certified, Wound care
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Dr. Mary David
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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I have a knot in my groin area. Right beside my vagina. It hurts if I touch it it doesn't have a head on it and it changes in size. What could this be?

I have a knot in my groin area. Right beside my vagina. It hurts if I touch it it doesn't have a head on it and it changes in size. What could this be?

Lymph node: A tender swollen area in the groin could be an enlarged lymph node which is your body's immune system fighting off an infection or it could be a soft tissue abscess . The lymph node is definitely the more likely of the two. See your doctor to help address the infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
51 years in practice
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My husband has a knot by the groin area or bikini line and he say its a little sore.. what is it?

My husband has a knot by the groin area or bikini line and he say its a little sore.. what is it?

Hernia?Lymph Nodes?: Commonest cause of a knot in the groin is from an Inguinal Hernia.That usually can be pushed in by keeping a gentle pressure on the knot/swelling. Other causes are swollen lymph glands He should make an apt with his Primary Care Doctor to find out what this knot is from.It will give you the correct diagnosis and proper tratment if needed ...Read more

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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
22 years in practice
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I have hard and soft knots in my groin area and have trouble urinating and maintaining erection.

I have hard and soft knots in my groin area and have trouble urinating and maintaining erection.

When to see the Doc: By your description the best i can say is please get in to see your family doctor. There is too much going on here that needs in person evaluation. Especially the part about difficulty urinating. ...Read more

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Dr. Vance Harris
Board Certified, Family Medicine
31 years in practice
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We found a knot in my husbands groin area. It's on the left side and you can not see it only feel it if push. What could this be. He has not strained him self but he said it is painful.?

We found a knot in my husbands groin area. It's on the left side and you can not see it only feel it if push.  What could this be. He has not  strained him self but he said it is painful.?

Important get checke: That could certainly be a hernia but there are more troublesome possibilities so see your doctor soon to have it checked. Hernias can be repaired. Get it checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Hilary Petersel
Board Certified, Pediatrics
12 years in practice
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Im a 22 year old male and i have a knot on my right groins area.

Inguinal hernia: Sounds like you may have an inguinal hernia. Should be evaluated by your MD or surgeon ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
Board Certified, Pediatrics
15 years in practice
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My 2 year old daughter has two large knots near her groin/hip area. is this something i should worry about?

Lymphadenopathy: What you are describing sounds like swollen/enlarged lymph nodes. This can be a normal finding but it is worth having her pediatrician take a look. They will examine the lumps and better be able to determine what they are and if there is cause for further investigation. ...Read more

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Board Certified, Cardiology
45 years in practice
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Is it possible to have heart catheterization that left a knot or lump in the groin area?

Is it possible to have heart catheterization that left a knot or lump in the groin area?

Knot: After catheterization through the groin vessels, a lump of hematoma is not uncommon. In can take a few weeks to completely resolve. ...Read more

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Dr. Diane Minich
Board Certified, Family Medicine
31 years in practice
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My boyfriend has these bumps in his groin area. They are kind of hard and you can move them around under his skin. They feel like knots. Any theories?

My boyfriend has these bumps in his groin area. They are kind of hard and you can move them around under his skin. They feel like knots. Any theories?

See a doctor: A doctor would need to examine him in order to diagnose them. The lumps could be a number of thing including swollen lymph nodes possibly from an infection. ...Read more

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