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What should I do about a lump in the groin area?

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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What should I do if I have a tender lump in the groin area?

What should I do if I have a tender lump in the groin area?

Get it checked out: 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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What does it mean if you have a small lump in the groin area, it is also sore?

Get it checked out: 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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I have a small lump in the groin area and I have no pain or anything. Is there home remedies or would I have to visit a hospital?

I have a small lump in the groin area and I have no pain or anything. Is there home remedies or would I have to visit a hospital?

Lymph node: It probably is a small lymph node and could have occurred because you had a little pimple in the area. It should gradually resolve and disappear ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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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My 3 yr old son has a lump in his groin area. We just noticed it while changing him. He flinched when we touched it. What could it be.

My 3 yr old son has a lump in his groin area. We just noticed it while changing him. He flinched when we touched it. What could it be.

Tender Mass: Hi, one of the barriers with children is they cannot always tell you what they are feeling, or what happened. A seemingly tender lump in the groin could be a lymph node, a hernia, an undescended teste, or abscess, I suggest a call to his pediatrician or visit to the er or urgent care for eval by trained professional. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a painless lump on my groin area. It is elongated and you can't see a head but when u squeeze it there is a cheesy discharge...what can I do?

I have a painless lump on my groin area. It is elongated and you can't see a head but when u squeeze it there is a cheesy discharge...what can I do?

Cysts: This is most likely a Epidermoid cyst. Sebaceous cysts are less common. Have your doctor take a look to be sure there is no superimposed infection or something. They are easily treated. ...Read more

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What is the lump in my groin area after hernia surgery?

Probably: Healing ridge, but check with your surgeon just to make sure that it is not hematoma or deep infection. ...Read more

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I have small lump in my groin area its in red color and warm and also have a pimple head. What will be it?

An abscess: Sounds like you are describing an abscess... an infection caused by a bacteria that causes a collection of pus under the skin - often painful, red, inflamed. See your local physician to confirm diagnosis and obtain the appropriate antibiotic for treatment. The physician may incise the area and drain it for faster and more effective treatment. ...Read more

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My son had an injury to his groin area, started with bad bruising, now just bulging lump in his groin area. What should I do?

My son had an injury to his groin area, started with bad bruising, now just bulging lump in his groin area. What should I do?

Lump in Groin: All groin lumps should be examined by your health care provider.
Causes:
harmless (benign) cyst,
hernia (usually a soft, large bulge in the groin on one or both sides)
infections in the legs,
injury trauma to the groin area.
Lipomas (harmless fatty growths),
swollen lymph glands in the groin. ...Read more

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I had a painful lump in my groin area that was red and painful to the touch, but it healed and now there is a bump on my butt and armpit. Should I be?

I had a painful lump in my groin area that was red and painful to the touch, but it healed and now there is a bump on my butt and armpit. Should I be?

Don't think so: These sound like small skin abscesses or possible acne. Can treat with moist heat, acne wash twice a day, benzoyl peroxide cream twice a day. If no better in 2 weeks or gets worse, see doctor. ...Read more

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I've noticed some swollen lymph nodes as well as a hard movable lump in my groin area with some pain in the hips. Any condition that would cause this?

I've noticed some swollen lymph nodes as well as a hard movable lump in my groin area with some pain in the hips. Any condition that would cause this?

Any nearby infection: Any nearby infection (leg, genitals, lower abdomen, or skin infection) can cause swelling of the inguinal lymph nodes. I would recommend seeing your doctor to determine where the infection is coming from and get appropriate treatment! Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Hi there, I have a tender lump in my groin area but slightly more on my vagina that my inner thigh. It almost looks bruised and red. Smaller on above?

Hi there, I have a tender lump in my groin area but slightly more on my vagina that my inner thigh. It almost looks bruised and red. Smaller on above?

Examination: Your may have a blocked pore and a skin abcsess underneath, but if its close to the vagina, depending on actual area affected, one of your vaginal secretion glands may be affected. In any case, it would best to take yourself to youe Gynecologist and let them have a look ...Read more

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Lump found in groin area near public bone. Discovered it couple of months back (red and sore) now its bruised and got some pus coming out of it. Help?

Lump found in groin area near public bone. Discovered it couple of months back (red and sore) now its bruised and got some pus coming out of it. Help?

Need treatment: As described, you definitely have some infectious process going on, like an abscess or boil/carbuncle. Antibiotics would most likely need to be prescribed and you may need an incision and drainage (i;d). Best wishes. ...Read more