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Lump In Groin Area
A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
I have a small lump in groin area this is point where my inner thigh meets my groin area plz help and it's moveable ?
He's currently being checked for hurchsprung diseise could this have anything to do with the lump in groin area he suffers severe bloating too?
See a Ped surgeon: I assume youre asking about a baby? Hirschprung's disease would be a cause for constipation. This could definitely be a cause for severe bloating. The lump in groin area may be a hernia that is worsened by straining on defecation due to Hirschprung's. I would recommend consulting your local pediatric surgeon for both. ...Read more
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.
Inguinal adenopathy: This is probably an enlarged lymph node which is helping to protect the area. On the other hand, if this is new, getting larger or you get more of them or have other symptoms or are simply worried, have your family doctor take a look. ...Read more
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