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What does a lump on my groin mean?

What does a lump on my groin mean?

Depends: Depending on where in your groin, but the most common lumps would be a hernia, a lymph node, or an infected hair follicle. See your doctor for an evaluation. Asap if there is also pain. ...Read more

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What does a lump in my groin mean?

Possibilities: The groin 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, tendons 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

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What does it mean if you have a small lump in the groin area, it is also sore?

What does it mean if you have a small lump in the groin area, it is also sore?

Get it checked out: It is most likely a small lymphnode or a cyst, but bacterial infection with klebsiella ganulomatis is possible, often starts as small, painless nodules appearing after 10–40 days following contact with the bacteria. Later the nodules burst, creating open, fleshy, oozing, and infection continues to destroy the tissue until treated. Not to scare u, but should consult doc if worsens. Good luck. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a small lump on his groin area. What does this mean?

My boyfriend has a small lump on his groin area. What does this mean?

Ganuloma venereum?: It is most likely a small lymphnode or a cyst, but bacterial infection with klebsiella ganulomatis is possible, often starts as small, painless nodules appearing after 10–40 days following contact with the bacteria. Later the nodules burst, creating open, fleshy, oozing, and infection continues to destroy the tissue until treated. Not to scare u, but should consult doc if worsens. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a painful lump in your groin?

What does it mean when you have a painful lump in your groin?

infection: You may have an infected lymph node or an abscess. See your doctor to get the correct diagnosis and to get it treated. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you feel a lump in your groin?

?hernia,...or?: A palpable lump could be most commonly a hernia, or if smaller, possible lymph node. Best to get any lump in the groin evaluated and properly diagnosed, good luck. ...Read more

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What should I do about a lump in the groin area?

Different options: The groin 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, tendons 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

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What should I do if I have a tender lump in the groin area?

What should I do if I have a tender lump in the groin area?

Get it checked out: It is most likely a small lymphnode or a cyst, but bacterial infection with klebsiella ganulomatis is possible, often starts as small, painless nodules appearing after 10–40 days following contact with the bacteria. Later the nodules burst, creating open, fleshy, oozing, and infection continues to destroy the tissue until treated. Not to scare u, but should consult doc if worsens. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a small lump in the groin area and I have no pain or anything. Is there home remedies or would I have to visit a hospital?

I have a small lump in the groin area and I have no pain or anything. Is there home remedies or would I have to visit a hospital?

Lymph node: It probably is a small lymph node and could have occurred because you had a little pimple in the area. It should gradually resolve and disappear ...Read more

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