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I have a. Painful lump in groin area makes whole left leg hurt?

I have a. Painful lump in groin area makes whole left leg hurt?

Hernia: This could be a hernia. I am concerned about a hernia anytime i hear lump in groin, but it could be other things such as a swollen lymph node, infection, or benign mass. See a physician to get it checked out. ...Read more

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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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.

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.

Lymph nodes: In this area, a lump could be a lymph node, a hernia, a cyst. Avoid rubbing or manipulating. If persists longer than a week, get in for evaluation with your doc. Ultrasound will make the diagnosis of hernia versus something else. Be well. ...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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Night sweats, blurred vision lasting couple seconds sevareal times aday , hard lump in groin not painful , what could it be ?

Night sweats, blurred vision lasting couple seconds  sevareal times aday , hard lump in groin not painful , what could it be ?

Evaluation: Can be many things, from tuberculosis, infection, tumor, simple cold to anxiety. You need urgent evaluation by physician. Can be very serious or just minor abnormality. See the doctor. ...Read more

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I have a lump in groin area but sono was negative?

I have a lump in groin area but sono was negative?

Depends: Could be a hernia it the lump comes and goes. The good news is that it sounds like you do not have any enlarged lymph nodes which could be a sign of a cancer. ...Read more

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What should I do about lump in groin area?

See an MD: A lump in the groin can be caused by many different things. If the lump comes and goes and / or you can push it in, it is likely a hernia. Other causes can be a lymph node, a lipoma ( a benign fatty tumor) , or a simple cyst. ...Read more

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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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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. 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


Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more