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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?

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 more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

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


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Pea-sized lump in groin area. Not sure how long it was there?

Pea-sized lump in groin  area. Not sure how long it was there?

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

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Olive sized lump in groin noticed after a workout that eventually went away. It was under the skin and was not painful. Any thoughts what it could be?

Olive sized lump in groin noticed after a workout that eventually went away. It was under the skin and was not painful. Any thoughts what it could be?

Hernia?: Inguinal, or groin, hernias are holes in the abdominal wall through which abdominal contents such as fat or intestines can protrude. And appears as a lump under the skin. If and when the contents return to the abdominal cavity, the lump disappears. May it may not cause pain. You should get an exam by your primary care at the next available time on find out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Pea sized lump in groin where upper leg meets abdomen and pelvis. Is this common? Does not hurt. Will watch but concerned. 25 female..

Pea sized lump in groin where upper leg meets abdomen and pelvis. Is this common? Does not hurt. Will watch but concerned. 25 female..

Sounds like you have: An enlarged lymph node. You are correct about watching it. Not to worry but watch it for 2 weeks and inform your pcp. If its getting bigger or becomes painful, see the pcp sooner. ...Read more

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Experiencing pelvic discomfort and sore back pain during period (2 days now). Felt small, hard pea-sized lump in groin area. What could it be?

STD? : The pea sized nodule you are feeling may be a lymph node and it may be enlarged due to an infection. The pelvic pain and back pain may be due to cervix infection. Usually these things occur together in something like Chlamydia infection and/or gonorrhea. Typically acquired sexually due to unprotected intercourse with a new partner or a partner who has acquired the infection from somewhere. ...Read more

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I have a lump in groin area. About a nickel or quarter sized? No past std's. Male aged 40's.

I have a lump in groin area. About a nickel or quarter sized? No past std's. Male aged 40's.

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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Pea size painless lump in groin area right next to vagnia? What could this be? Could this be a STD or anything to do with a std?

Pea size painless lump in groin area right next to vagnia? What could this be? Could this be a STD or anything to do with a std?

Cyst or lymph node: it could be a cyst or ingrown hair or lymph node. It is unlikely to be related to an std however std's or infections can cause lymph nodes to become enlarged. if it does not resolve follow up with your doctor for evaluation and to rule out infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Inguinal Hernia (Definition)

Inguinal hernia is an abdominal wall defect occuring in the inguinal region. They may occur directly through the abdominal wall or through the internal inguinal ring and inguinal canal. They may extend into the scrotum in males or ...Read more


Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more