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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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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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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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Can a strained or pulled muscle cause muscle knots in the groin area?'

Can a strained or pulled muscle cause muscle knots in the groin area?'

Pulled muscle can: impact the function of other muscles, including the groin area. Your doctor can assess and refer to another professional to help if needed. Peace and good health. I see that you experience panic attacks. Please watch your self-talk so your mind does not run away w/problems that may or may not be the case. ...Read more

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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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I have two knots under skin in groin area after lifting stuff for a week they are a little sore. What's the chance of it being lymphoma? I feel fine

Exam best: If you feel there are definite lumps in the groin it's best to be examined to check for enlarged lymph nodes or a hernia. Even if there is nothing significant found by the physicians examination,the peace of mind is worthwhile. ...Read more

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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