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I have a lump in my thigh/groin area, any idea what it may be?

I have a lump in my thigh/groin area, any idea what it may be?

See your doctor: A lymp in the groin is most commonly caused by a swollen and inflammed lymph node. It is best first evaluated by your family physician. It is most commonly caused by your bodies reaction to a simple infection, but can be something more concerning. Depending on the location this may also be a hernia. ...Read more

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Hi I am a 19 year old female and I keep get these boils in my inner thigh/groin area. Everytime one goes away another comes up. Should I be worried?

Hidradenitis?: There are two main possibilities. You might be colonized with bacteria causing recurrent infections, usually staph or strep, in which case prolonged antibiotic treatment might put a stop to it. Or maybe hidradenitis suppurativa, a chronic inflammatory condition that can affect the armpits as well as groin. See your doctor, who might refer you to a dermatologist for expert advice. Good luck! ...Read more

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Few painful purplish bumps on left upper thigh (area between butt and thighs, groin area). Started yesterday. How to ease the problem & possible causes?

Painful bumps: Painful skin lesions in a dermatone raises the suspicion of herpes zoster (shingles) infection. If this is the problem it is treatable and, thus, I recommend an evaluation by your physician or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What could cause a painful popping sensation between my hip and thigh (groin area) while walking?

Tendons: Popping is usually tendons and ligaments slipping over bones. Could also be your hip socket popping in and out. Because it is painful have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Was bucked off horse 10w ago and stepped on in left upper thigh/groin area. Now have very large mass. Size of softball w/ pain, pain in hip. Suggestions?

Was bucked off horse 10w ago and stepped on in left upper thigh/groin area. Now have very large mass. Size of softball w/ pain, pain in hip. Suggestions?

See details: The soft tissue mass is probably a hematoma (soft tissue bleed). See your primary care doctor or an orthopedist and have the issue evaluated. ...Read more

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Pain inner right thigh (groin area) down to foot. Been weeks now. Two negative ddimers but no ultrasound. No other symptoms. Ultrasound worth it?

Pain inner right thigh (groin area) down to foot. Been weeks now. Two negative ddimers but no ultrasound. No other symptoms. Ultrasound worth it?

Not likely: If D-dimer is negative, you are very unlikely to have venous thrombi and ultrasound is not warranted.
Beyond that one would need to examine you to ascertain the cause of pain.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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I'm using kojic gel for dark under arms, inner thighs & groin area. Is it effective & does it have any side effects. I'm ttc. Is it safe to use. Thanks?

I'm using kojic gel for dark under arms, inner thighs & groin area. Is it effective & does it have any side effects. I'm ttc. Is it safe to use. Thanks?

Yes, but be careful.: These products are over the counter and therefore loosely regulated. But in the right formulation kojic acid exfoliates the dead skin which is needed for the whitening part of the process to work so no need for an exfoliating product, before using these products for your darker areas. ...Read more

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I have dark patches or marks on my buttocks, inner thigh, groin area & legs. I had tinea cruris last year; marks not fully gone. Need medication/help.

I have dark patches or marks on my buttocks, inner thigh, groin area & legs. I had tinea cruris last year; marks not fully gone. Need medication/help.

Skin Disorder: This can be as simple as tinea but even if it is, it has come back and over the counter products are not likely going to clear it up. Best bet is to see a dermatologist or your primary care doctor.
They should be able to clear this up quickly for you and if it is something more serious you will be very glad that you got to the bottom of it. ...Read more

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I get a cramping shooting pain while walking only, in my left inner thigh groin area, about 8 times a day and gradually getting worse. 36 weeks preggo.

Yep: Its likely a muscle spasm, use tylenol (acetaminophen) and try to stay off your feet. I may be missing something but there is likely little to be done but pain control and maybe an abdominal support binder. Good luck, your almost there. ...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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What is the crackling noise I hear when I squat on upper right thigh groin area? I'm 37wks pregnant

What is the crackling noise I hear when I squat on upper right thigh groin area? I'm 37wks pregnant

Pelvic: Your pelvis is a complex of bone, muscle, ligaments and tendons and all of that has to accomodate your additional baby weight and losens to allow the pelvis to open up more to allow vaginal delivery. That's what you are hearing. ...Read more

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I had arthroscopic meniscal repair surgery two days ago, today I've had spasms in my upper thigh/groin area. It feels tight and hurts to touch?

I had arthroscopic meniscal repair surgery two days ago, today I've had spasms in my upper thigh/groin area. It feels tight and hurts to touch?

Surgery complication: Often there will be some expected swelling around the involved joint in meniscal surgery, howevever extension into the upper thigh is a worrisome sign of a possible venous thrombosis. You should immediately go to the emergency room and have this assessed. Surgery, immobility, previous blood clots, certain drugs, family history are risk factors for thrombosis after surgeries/procedures/trauma. ...Read more

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I had a bad stomach flu 2 weeks ago, and ever since I have had a pain in my right upper thigh/groin area. Femoral area but no hernia lump. Infection?

I had a bad stomach flu 2 weeks ago, and ever since I have had a pain in my right upper thigh/groin area. Femoral area but no hernia lump. Infection?

Hernias: If you were coughing and straining it could be a hernia. The challenge is that a sac may not be palpable but you still could have a hernia. You will need a good exam by a doctor. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Pain in inner thigh near groin area. Sometimes travels behind my knees. What could it be?

Pain in inner thigh near groin area. Sometimes travels behind my knees. What could it be?

Tailor's tendinitis: Twenties male with groin pain radiating to behind the knees describes an injury peculiar to tailors who use a trundle foot pedal to drive the sewing machine. Repetitive stress doing certain muscle building physical culture exercises could initiate. See a physical therapist or Osteopath to discern. The overly-stressed Gracelis muscle is the offending soft tissue spastic structure in such injuries. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a red rash on the inside of his thighs near groin area what is it? I have been putting a&d ointment on it

My boyfriend has a red rash on the inside of his thighs near groin area what is it? I have been putting a&d ointment on it

Red rash: Red rash may have multiple causes. If a and d ointment doest work tou might try takcum powder. He may be chaffed from the warm weather. Finally if no results consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I'm 18 years old and I feel 3 separate lumps in the area between my inner thigh and groin area. It is a bit hard And seems to move. They are small?

They are probably: Lymph nodes, which, at your age are probably benign. However, it's best to have them checked by your doctor. They will examine you and may need to do some testing. ...Read more

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What causes a tight feeling in upper thigh, and groin area?

What causes a tight feeling in upper thigh, and groin area?

Tightness: This is usually caused by a strain or sprain of some muscle in the area ...Read more

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Having problems with inner thigh and groin area: bad odor from sweat, yellowish discharge

Having problems with inner thigh and groin area: bad odor from sweat, yellowish discharge

Intertrigo: Intertrigo affects the top layers of skin. It is caused by moisture, bacteria, yeast, or fungus in the folds of the skin. The affected areas of skin are usually pink to brown. If the skin is very moist, it may begin to break down. In severe cases, there may be a bad odor. See your dermatologist for therapy. You will need prescription medications. ...Read more

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There is a kinda small, hard, moveable lump on my panty line, on the crease of my inner thigh and groin area. It has been there around 2 weeks.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. You may choose to watch and wait. You may feel the lump every couple of weeks, if the lump doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other lumps develop, or you develop fever, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have been getting what my dr calls abscesses on my inner thigh or groin area for about a year now I have been on so much medication and it doesn't seem to help the dr cuts them open and it goes away but in a few days or weeks a new one comes up around t

I have been getting what my dr calls abscesses on my inner thigh or groin area for about a year now I have been on so much medication and it doesn't seem to help the dr cuts them open and it goes away but in a few days or weeks a new one comes up around t

See a dermatologist: These abscesses might result from chronic inflammation of hair follicles or of the sweat glands in that area (this is called (hidradenitis). Many treatments can be helpful, including antibiotic lotions or chronic use of some oral antibiotics to decrease the bacteria, medications that decrease male hormone levels (for women), some acne meds, like acutane, or anti-inflammatory meds (steroids). ...Read more

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I have sores on my thighs and groin area from them rubbing together and sweating, what can I do to take away the swelling and pain?

I have sores on my thighs and groin area from them rubbing together and sweating, what can I do to take away the swelling and pain?

Intertrigo: Intertrigo (intertriginous dermatitis) is an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and lack of air circulation. Intertrigo frequently is worsened or colonized by infection, which most commonly is candidal but also may be bacterial, fungal, or viral. Treatment is with a mild cortisone cream plus an antifungal cream. I prescribe vytone. ...Read more

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I'm in big pain since 2 yr have Viginal itch infection now it's worst have itching swelling and spread other part of area between thigh and groin area?

I'm in big pain since 2 yr have Viginal itch infection now it's worst have itching swelling and spread other part of area between thigh and groin area?

Vaginal itch: This spreading vaginal itch may well be due to an extensive yeast infection requiring antiyeast creams to the affected areas and vaginal antiyeast suppositories. The infection can be caused by diabetes, chronic heat and moisture and can be gotten from your partner or be transmitted to him. Get checked by your physician or gynecologist. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing very strong pain in my inner right thigh and groin area for a week. The pain spread to my knee with a little swelling below the knee. It's constantly painful up walk and lay down. I can't pinpoint the origin of the pain but it feels

I've been experiencing very strong pain in my inner right thigh and groin area for a week. The pain spread to my knee with a little swelling below the knee. It's constantly painful up walk and lay down. I can't pinpoint the origin of the pain but it feels

Thigh pain /swelling: Seek immediate medical attention in an ER. You may have a clot in your leg, which could have serious consequences and needs immediate attention. Also could possibly be appendicitis, ovarian torsion which all need immediate ER evaluation. Go to an ER now. ...Read more

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