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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

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 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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The most common treatment that a GP would dofor a pea size lump in groin area which does hurt maybe alittle archy if I moving a lot?what could this be

Depends on location: The possible reasons for a lump in the groin area are multiple. This could be a local infection (skin infection), a systemic disease (malignancy or viral infection) or an anatomical reason (femoral or inguinal hernia). Your primary care physician will need to examine the lump to determine characteristics and see if additional testing or empiric treatment or watchful waiting is indicated. ...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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I have pea sized lump in left of neck and was a pea sized lump in right groin but now size of marble, cancer? Or what could this be?

See a physician!: Your doctor will ask you many detailed questions - including what the time span of enlargement has been and your medical history. In combination with a physical exam (of your entire body, including special attention to the consistency of those ymph nodes) and probably some tests, your doctor will narrow down the range of possibilities. ...Read more

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I have just found a soft pea size lump in right groin doctor says its a lymph node about 7mm big but i can't seem to feel the one on the other side?

What is the Concern?: Okay. Thank you for letting us know. There is nothing unusual or concerning in any way with this scenario. Lymph nodes you can fell are evidence of a healthy immune system. ...Read more

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I have a smalll pea sized lump in the groin of my inner thigh. is this an ingrown hair? sometimes i can pop it and it's full clear liquid and blood

I have a smalll pea sized lump in the groin of my inner thigh. is this an ingrown hair? sometimes i can pop it and it's full  clear liquid and blood

Block hair follicle: You have a blocked inflamed hair follicle (folliculitis). It is caused by old skin debris, sebum (natural body oil), and colonized bacteria and/or fungus that resides on the skin that infiltrates the small pockets which each hair grows(hair follicle). Generally, cleansing area with soap and water resolves this. For worse cases, you may need to see a doctor who will prescribe an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Noticed pea sized tender lump in groin, next to scrotum. hard to find at times. Tender when touched Hernia? Cancer? Abdominal CAT scan ok a year ago

Noticed pea sized tender lump in groin, next to scrotum. hard to find at times. Tender when touched Hernia?  Cancer?  Abdominal CAT scan ok a year ago

Here are some...: Incidentally self-palpating a bump on or beneath skin here and there is a common expected life experience, however, which has induce a lot of unnecessary anxiety in wake of concerning cancer. If found, it's reasonable to be evaluated once; if the impression is uneventful and it remains stable in size, shape, & number, leave it alone and do nothing. If still worried, re-evaluate in 2-3 years. ...Read more

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