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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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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?

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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Hard small slightly moveable lump in groin, doctor ordered ultrasound, i had ultrasound of testes previously which was clear im really scared. 19 male?

Hard small slightly moveable lump in groin, doctor ordered ultrasound, i had ultrasound of testes previously which was clear im really scared. 19 male?

Don't be scared: It sounds like an enlarged lymph node, especially if it is moveable. An ultrasound of the lump will confirm this. ...Read more

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After partial hip replacement surgery mother developed small hard lump in her groin. Surgeon doesn't think it has bearing on surgery. What can it be?

After partial hip replacement surgery mother developed small hard lump in her groin. Surgeon doesn't think it has bearing on surgery. What can it be?

Let me explain: The complications from hip surgery is not common, since the surgeon said not related to the surgery, I have to believe him. Many other things could be the problem for example, hernia in that area, enlarge lymph node are the most common. How long since she have the surgery? It is very hard to make other comment without seeing the patient. ...Read more

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Small, invisible, hard lump in thigh/groin area. light pain when pushed. occasional discomfort on its own. hernia? swollen lymph node? treatment?

Sometimes it: is difficult if not impossible to tell on physical exam alone whether an inguinal mass is an incarcerated hernia or an enlarged lymph node. Treatment is completely different for these conditions, so you need to see a doctor who can distinguish one from the other. Your doctor might even order an imaging test such as ultrasound. ...Read more

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I have a small hard lump in my lower groin area and one in between scrotum and anus. Should I be worried?

I have a small hard lump in my lower groin area and one in between scrotum and anus. Should I be worried?

Possibly: A small hard lump in any area can be due to benign (not life threatening) and malignant (cancer, and life threatening) causes. I would recommend having a physician examine the lump sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has 2cm hard lump in groin right side. It is movable and painless. He has no other symptoms. Could this be lymphoma at his age?

My 2 year old has 2cm hard lump in groin right side. It is movable and painless. He has no other symptoms.  Could this be lymphoma at his age?

Should be checked: A 2 year-old with a 2 cm groin lump in a boy could be a lymph node or his testicle. A hernia or hydrocele (fluid-filled lump) is softer, not hard. If it's a lymph node the doctor will check for an injury or infection in the leg, as well as check for other enlarged lymph nodes. The doctor can also see if it's a skin cyst. Lymphoma is very rare in toddlers and should be in more than one lymph node. ...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

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