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What Causes Lumps In The Groin Area
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have 2 lumps on my groin area and they cause no pain at all. I was wondering if you knew anything about my condition?
Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes are a part of your immune system and enlarge when they are helping to combat inflammation, often infection. The groin is a "dirty" area and inguinal lymph node enlargement is common. If you remain concerned about these it would help to have them examined by a doctor. Good luck, . ...Read more
Different options: That area has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, vessels, muscles and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more
Hi there, Im having lumps on my groin area and my armpits which produces pus and swell up and causes pain after a few days if I irritate them. What do you think it could be? This has been going on from when I was 16. I am 21 now. Thank you
Hidradenitis: What you describe is most suggestive of Hidradenitis suppurutiva which is a condition of recurrent skin infections usually from a bacteria called staph aureus. Treatment often consists of aggressive daily hygeine with antibacterial scrubs and potentially a nasal or oral antibiotic as well to reduce recurrence rates. A family doc, internist or dermatologist can diagnose and treat this condition. ...Read more
I have small painful lumps that discharge white stuff/ blood. on my breasts/armpits/groin area/ sometimes low stomach.. what could cause this?
What would cause me to all of a sudden develop painful pea sized bumps/lumps in armpit and groin area including vulva , never had them all together?
Infection: Those are lymph nodes and become larger when your immune system has been activated by an infection. ...Read more
Can what feel like heamoroids cause small painfull lumps in groin too? Always seems to happen at same time?
Family Practice: The lumps are probably lymph nodes caused by your hemorrhoid. It should be checked by a physician. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
I have a swollen lymph node on left groin and a few lumps on my lower back i don t have health insurance and lumps on back cause pain.?
If red lumps along the side of groin r related 2 epididymis inflam.,can it be other causes than infection?should i take ciprofloxacin if not infection
Lymph nodes: Red lumps could be sites of infection, but more likely inflamed lymph nodes that drain the scrotal area. If you had pain and swelling in 1 testicle that developed over days to weeks, then the suspicion for epididymitis being correct is high, and treatment plan should be followed. Given the current epidemic, mumps should probably be ruled out. Notably, fever does not occur in 75% adults. ...Read more
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