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There's been a semi hard & yet soft lump in my crotch area. It doesn't hurt, but sometimes I get ingrown hairs that turn out like this. Ingrown hair?

There's been a semi hard & yet soft lump in my crotch area. It doesn't hurt, but sometimes I get ingrown hairs that turn out like this. Ingrown hair?

Ans: Yes this is indeed a possibility. If the area bothers you then you should see your doctor. Make sure you use good hygiene ...Read more

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The region or crease between ...Read more


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What are these 3 purple lumps by groin area?

What are these 3 purple lumps by 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 should I do about a lump in the 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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Can shaving the groin area cause a painless lump?

Can shaving the groin area cause a painless lump?

Depends: Your hair may be ingrown because it is curly and that may cause the problem. Other causes of bumps in the groin area may have to do with the lymph nodes and infections. See your doctor if it is larger than an ingrown hair. ...Read more

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3 CM lump in the left groin area is probably what?

3 CM lump in the left groin area is probably what?

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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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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I have a pain in the groin area, no lump. What could it be?

Some possibilites: Could have a sprained groin muscle. Could have a hernia. Could have a lipoma, and more.
Consult a Doctor for exam, diagnosis, and treatment. ...Read more

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Please help! What is this lump beside my groin area (female)?

Please help! What is this lump beside my groin area (female)?

Possibilities: Without an exam it is hard to answer your question. It could be - a hernia, a swollen lymph node, an abscess, a lipoma, a cyst - to name a few possibilities. See your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...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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My boyfriend has a small lump on his groin area. What does this mean?

My boyfriend has a small lump on his groin area. What does this mean?

Ganuloma venereum?: It is most likely a small lymphnode or a cyst, but bacterial infection with klebsiella ganulomatis is possible, often starts as small, painless nodules appearing after 10–40 days following contact with the bacteria. Later the nodules burst, creating open, fleshy, oozing, and infection continues to destroy the tissue until treated. Not to scare u, but should consult doc if worsens. Good luck. ...Read more

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Itchy on back and groin with lumps over back area. What could be the cause?

Itchy on back and groin with lumps over back area. What could be the cause?

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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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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Lump on right side of groin that hurts sometimes (randomly).Notice it yesterday. Can be moved around a little. Few days ago, groin area hurts. Worrisome?

Lump on right side of groin that hurts sometimes (randomly).Notice it yesterday. Can be moved around a little. Few days ago, groin area hurts. Worrisome?

MayBeLymphGland Or: It may be a enlarged Lymph gland or a Hernia.If it is hernia by putting gentle pressure on it with the palm of your hand it wiil disappear. I suggest you consult your Doctor and get it checked ...Read more

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My 5 year old son has a pain on the side of his groin area. It comes and goes and has been there for over three weeks. What could this be. I don't feel any lumps.

My 5 year old son has a pain on the side of his groin area. It comes and goes and has been there for over three weeks. What could this be. I don't feel any lumps.

Hernia?: Check his scrotum gently for bulges, will definitely need to be examined to rule out an inguinal hernia. Could be something less serious, but have your doctor or a pediatrician examine him to be sure, ASAP ...Read more

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What would cause 3 marble sized lumps in a male's groin area?

What would cause 3 marble sized lumps in a male's groin area?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Two lumps in groin area formed overnight. What could this be?

Lymph node: Lymph nodes in groin may be caused by infection in the pelvic region, it should be evaluated by your doctor ...Read more

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I have 2 lumps on my groin area and they cause no pain at all. I was wondering if you knew anything about my condition?

Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes are a part of your immune system and enlarge when they are helping to combat inflammation, often infection. The groin is a "dirty" area and inguinal lymph node enlargement is common. If you remain concerned about these it would help to have them examined by a doctor. Good luck, . ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I'm a 25 year old male with numerous lumps in my groin area, a few are painful & if one is touched.?

What do you suggest if I'm a 25 year old male with numerous lumps in my groin area, a few are painful & if one is touched.?

Examination right away: Numerous lumps in your groin, some painful, probably indicate an infection but could be relatively benign or from a number of different potentially serious problems ranging from a sexually transmitted disease to malignancy. A physical examination is recommended right away. ...Read more

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There is a lump/spot on groin area should I be worried?

See your doctor: See your doctor and let them check you. ...Read more

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I have two lumps on my groin area and I have a uti, what could they be?

I have two lumps on my groin area and I have a uti, what could they be?

UTI: Probably enlarged lymph nodes, but without being able to see these and examine you cannot say with any certainty and the best thing to do is to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Last night I was awake with a shooting pain in my groin area but don't have any lumps there. What could this be?

A few possibilities: The lack of a lump does not rule out a hernia, since women also are at risk for a femoral hernia, which does not present as a typical lump in the groin area. However, with your history of constipation, you may be having some local colonic spasm which is being mistaken for groin pain. Other causes include musculoskeletal, gynecologic, urologic in origin. If it persists, you should see your MD ...Read more

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Felt soft lump groin area. Dr said it was fluid. No concern. Still worried. Term used was epidermoid any thoughts? Ty

Very common and: Almost always completely benign. Let me give you some additional info to read. See if what is described in this link also applies to you: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/sebaceous-cysts/ds00979. ...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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I have this lump on my groin area, it is about 2cm long. I can feel it and it is hard and moveable. I am wondering if it is tumor?

Groin lump: It is most likely a lymph node, but it could also be a cyst or nodule. Regardless, a hard lump should be evaluated by your physician, and if it is a lymph node further testing should be pursued. ...Read more

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Lumps, sometimes painful and puss filled that are recurring. Mostly top of thighs and groin, and in different places within the area?

Hidradenitis suppura: Perhaps you're referring to hidradenitis suppurativa? Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/hidradenitis-suppurativa/ds00818. Then go see your famiy doctor for diagnosis & treatment, referral if necessary. Good luck! ...Read more