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I have recently noticed a small growth on my groin area. I don't know if it's a mole or a wart. Doesn't hurt to touch unless pulled.?

I have recently noticed a small growth on my groin area. I don't know if it's a mole or a wart. Doesn't hurt to touch unless pulled.?

Don't pull on it: Needs seen. If your Dr can do cryotherapy (=freeze skin lesions), can see him/her. If not, ask local Urgent Care or see a Dermatologist to have it frozen off. This helps make sure you don't spread it to anyone else (and to discuss if any other testing in order). ...Read more

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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


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Hello, I am observing a small mole on my groin it doesn't pains though, appears whitish whn stretched so is it symptoms for any disease expected?

Hello, I am observing a small mole on my groin it doesn't pains though, appears whitish whn stretched so is it symptoms for any disease expected?

Whitish?: If raised at all, could be a wart, which might need checked/removed to prevent spread (std), if not, is likely an amelanotic/hypopigmented patch, which can be normal. If growing or changing in size / texture, should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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On my inner thigh next to my groin I have this dime sized bruise like spot. The skin is not sticking out but there is a tiny mole in center. Wat is it?

On my inner thigh next to my groin I have this dime sized bruise like spot. The skin is not sticking out but there is a tiny mole in center. Wat is it?

Impossible: Impossible to answer without seeing. See your doc or if you do not want to take the time, do a Virtual Consult here and provide a good photo.

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Boil on left breast. It then turned into piercing pain into her armpit. Now boils in groin. Nude mole like thing on her back. Any ideas?

Boil on left breast. It then turned into piercing pain into her armpit. Now boils in groin. Nude mole like thing on her back. Any ideas?

Yes: Antibiotics, she may have staph, the areas under the arm from the breast, groin boils seperate infection, I'm not sure about the nude mole but even without that it's time for an appointment. ...Read more

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Hi I am a 21 year old guy and I have recently been witnessing severl moles and red spots growing around my body 4 of the moles ar on my groin?

Hi I am a 21 year old guy and I have recently been witnessing severl moles and red spots growing around my body 4 of the moles ar on my groin?

This can be normal: Moles in the groin area can be normal. However, there are other growths such as warts that can look like moles in this area. If you are unsure or concerned, you should visit your dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment if necessary. ...Read more

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Please help I live in harsh condition homeless stuffy nose, lymph nodes in groin are golf size as well as my moles act like pimple please help scared?

Please help I live in harsh condition homeless stuffy nose, lymph nodes in groin are golf size as well as my moles act like pimple please help scared?

Find a clinic and: Go there ASAP. The symptoms you mention can not be dealt with over the net. A doctor or other health care professional needs to examine you. Call social agencies, churches, etc. Until you find someone to treat you. Peace and good health. ...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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I have a boil that doesn't have a head in my groin area. What should I do?

I have a boil that doesn't have a head in my groin area. What should I do?

Groin boil: If it is not too big you might cure it by putting a glob of 10per cent benzoyl peroxide on it under occlusion (band aid or better yet small piece of cellophane

Apply warm moist heat 5x a day if it is larger and it may drain on its own
Some need to be lanced in the doctors office if too large or painful ...Read more

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I have a reaccuring abscess in my groin area. I have had it cut open and drained three times. Returns without getting to the head. What can I do?

I have a reaccuring abscess in my groin area. I have had it cut open and drained three times. Returns without getting to the head. What can I do?

See doctor: This may be MRSA infection, or other etiology to consider. Various other immunological and infectious disease including std to be rule out, best advise to see your physician or infectious disease physician ...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?

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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Started to get slight numbness in left groin area. Also, some aches in body, head, muscle, goes away quickly. Been last day or two. Thoughts?

Started to get slight numbness in left groin area. Also, some aches in body, head, muscle, goes away quickly. Been last day or two. Thoughts?

Neurologic: Numbness and aches implies a neurologic cause. Since the symptoms are not persistent, they are more likely to be benign. If the symptoms worsen or do not resolve, see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Very big red bump in groin area. There is no head (like a pimple) been there for a week. What could it be and what should I do?

Very big red bump in groin area. There is no head (like a pimple) been there for a week. What could it be and what should I do?

Cyst: Assuming the bump is painful, it is likely a cyst which is a fluid filled bump below the skin. It could also be an early abcess, which is an infected collection of pus below the skin, like a pimple but more painful and larger. Either can be a consequence of shaving in the genital region. Don't squeeze or pop it! I recommend seeing your doctor asap to see if it needs to be drained. ...Read more

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I was recently sick and still have cough and when I cough and bending I have bigger head pain, and I have inflated lymph nodes by groin area. Why head?

I was recently sick and still have cough and when I cough and bending I have bigger head pain, and I have inflated lymph nodes by groin area. Why head?

When you cough,: The pressure inside your head normally increases. It could be that there is irritation in your sinuses still (from being sick) or from frequent coughing. The pain should disappear within a week or so after completely getting well. If the pain with bending persists for several weeks, it's worthwhile to see your doctor about it. ...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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Notice burning in right groin, thigh and rectal area while sitting. Herpes? History of unprotected sex. No outbreaks. Obsessing. In my head?

Notice burning in right groin, thigh and rectal area while sitting. Herpes? History of unprotected sex. No outbreaks. Obsessing. In my head?

Maybe...: I recommend an appointment with your gynecologist to discuss your concerns and have an exam with testing, if indicated. This will relieve your worries and obsessing! Also, you can discuss contraception. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What type of doctor should I see for an abscess in my groin area. It comes a head, oozes some pus-like smelly liquid then gets hard & painful again.

Internist or Surgeon: I would see if it resolves after treating with antibiotics prescribed by an internist or infectious disease specialist. You need to take antibiotics that cover staph. Aureus both methicillin sensitive and resistant strains as well as covering strep. Pyogenes. I would also soak it with hot salt water. If it doesn't resolve you will need incision and drainage by a surgeon. ...Read more

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Doc found a painless mass on my thyroid - what could this mean? I also have painful lymph nodes in chest, head, groin areas. Please advise. Thank you.

Doc found a painless mass on my thyroid - what could this mean? I also have painful lymph nodes in chest, head, groin areas. Please advise. Thank you.

Thyroid: This is difficult to answer without a more thorough exam and studies. The thyroid mass is likley a nodule. Whether it is benign or not, I cannot say. The lymph nodes should be examined and followed and if needed, biopsied. Sorry I cannot give more information without examination and workup. ...Read more

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Had small blisters on groin area. They're disappearing, but small redness appeared on head of penis. Tested (-) for hsv1&2. Have a swollen lymph node.

Had small blisters on groin area. They're disappearing, but small redness appeared on head of penis. Tested (-) for hsv1&2. Have a swollen lymph node.

Lichen planis: There are numerous afflictions that affect the skin of different parts of the body. Skin sores or rashes, genital lesions and ulcers, and oral manifestations are common. If you have any oral lesions or markings of gums, lips or tongue, I would look into being tested for lichen planis. It is similar to some other diseases but not an infection from virus, bacteria, or yeast. See dermatologist. ...Read more

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Does some fungal infection in groin area, sometimes looks like red pimples, but little and itchy? Like face pimples without white or black head

Does some fungal infection in groin area, sometimes looks like red pimples, but little and itchy? Like face pimples without white or black head

Please see below: Do you have those pimple looking itchy lesion in other parts of your body? How about hands or around belly button? It could be so many things like fungal infection itself, bacterial or sometimes scabes as well. Please see your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dvt in right leg INR 1.5 today having pain in back of head sharp throbbing and pain in upper thigh almost to groin area. Get checked?

Dvt in right leg INR 1.5 today having pain in back of head sharp throbbing and pain in upper thigh almost to groin area. Get checked?

Yes: Your INR is not yet at the level in which your blood is thin enough to break the clot, goal is 2-3. Please have an eval by a healthcare professional. ...Read more

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I understand abscess has to be opened and drained but what if you have multiple abscess around both thighs and groin and some do not have a head?

I understand abscess has to be opened and drained but what if you have multiple abscess around both thighs and groin and some do not have a head?

Seeyour Family Doc: Do not open or drain anything until you see your family doc...Opening and draining may or may not treat the symptoms, but not the cause of the lesions. You need to have your doc examine you to determine the cause of the "abcesses" and have appropriate treatment or referral for treatment. ...Read more

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I have what I think is a cyst/in grown hair in my groin What's the easiest way to get it to a head to pop it this is the 2nd one in 3montgs same spot?

I have what I think is a cyst/in grown hair in my groin What's the easiest way to get it to a head to pop it this is the 2nd one in 3montgs same spot?

Moist heat: There is not much more you can do than heat. Also use a triple antibiotic cream. Topical tincture of iodine will help both the cyst and the infection. ...Read more

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I've been fighting head colds for about a month and I noticed a lump on my right bone near my groin it has been there since after christmas?

Inguinal adenopathy: Nodes in what I assume is your inguinal area are not unusual, but it is difficult from your description to clearly determine the location and the nature of this "lump". Suggest you see a doctor and have them evaluate this and determine whether further studies are needed. It is not likely to have been related to head colds.. ...Read more

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I am a 25 year old man and was just wondering, is it normal to only have hair on my head, face and a little bit underarm, arm and groin?

I am a 25 year old man and was just wondering, is it normal to only have hair on my head, face and a little bit underarm, arm and groin?

Sure: About 5% of men never get chest hair. Many women prefer this, and it's also a pretty good sign you'll never go bald. Paul newman remarked in an interview that he was like this; he was the first hollywood star with great muscle defintion and being smooth didn't make him less sought-after as a romantic lover. Enjoy what you've got, stay fit and embrace who you are. ...Read more

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Tight feeling in the chest when I take a deep breath feels tighter if I lean my head forward and try also aches in my groin on an off for weeks?

Tight feeling in the chest when I take a deep breath feels tighter if I lean my head forward and try also aches in my groin on an off for weeks?

See your physician: The aches in your chest could be one of a number of things - chest wall problems, muscle strain, etc. The groin problem sounds like a separate issue that needs to be explained. You need a thorough history and physical exam by your physician, along with appropriate tests to explain both of these problems and to treat them effectively ...Read more

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I have white bumps on the head of my penis, random bumps that grow on my groin and my hands break out. What would these symptoms mean?

See a doctor: Need to see these lesions in order to even have a clue as to what is going on. Have you been exposed to stds? Are you on any medications? Do you have pets? Where have you traveled? Please go and get diagnosed appropriately. ...Read more

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Hi there I have a lump that isn't sore or doesn't have a head right near my groin almost on the flap of my vagina. It's inside not on top of the skin?

Hi there I have a lump that isn't sore or doesn't have a head right near my groin almost on the flap of my vagina. It's inside not on top of the skin?

See your OB/GYN: This could be a Bartholin's gland cyst, I would see you family doctor or OB/GYN to be assessed this may need to be surgically drained, or a small catheter placed in the mass to drain it. In the meantime you can place a warm wet washcloth on the area to encourage draining. If you have pain or fever please be seen sooner. ...Read more

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Does herpes cause a constant slight burn in your back, groin and legs? Symptoms for last year since random sexual encounter. Could it be in my head???

Does herpes cause a constant slight burn in your back, groin and legs? Symptoms for last year since random sexual encounter. Could it be in my head???

Not usually: Shingles can [former chicken pox virus that lies in the root of the nerve, called post herpetic neuralgia]but never heard that herpes does this, can get many recurrances, feel tingling then get grape like vesicles together then crust over after a week then goes away, feel just prior tingling sensation, it varies between people who have herpes virus [also lies dormant in root of nerve, ] ...Read more

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Slight white to my wee ache in both groins ache when I lean my head back in middle of my chest an woke up with a dry nose bleed?

Slight white to my wee ache in both groins ache when I lean my head back in middle of my chest an woke up with a dry nose bleed?

Vague symptoms: There are no medical history or other signs or symptoms available for evaluation. I recommend discussing the complaints with your parents who can make an appointment for you with your primary care physician. You need an in person examination. ...Read more

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Ice pick headaches every 10 min left side of head, left groin pain every 10 min (no swollen nodes). also have 25 y/0 vp shunt left side. Help?

Ice pick headaches every 10 min left side of head, left groin pain every 10 min (no swollen nodes). also have 25 y/0 vp shunt left side. Help?

Shunt may be pulling: The shunt tubing might be being pulled and causing pain at the proximal and distal sites. Its prudent to meet your surgeon to see if they can revise the shunt tubing. But if the shunt has been there for 25 years, it might be best not to tamper with it, if it is working. It really depends on the severity of symptoms, and if your surgeon thinks its coming from the tubing ...Read more

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