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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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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 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 painful lump in the groin of my left leg it feels like a Ball ?

I have a painful lump in the groin of my left leg  it feels like a Ball
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Groin Lump: A painful lump in the groin is a concern and should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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I have genital itching, raw skin, sore, wart-like lump, lump in the groin? What could this be?

I have genital itching, raw skin, sore, wart-like lump, lump in the groin? What could this be?

Groin lump: This could be associated with various problems. If it itches, burns and hurts it could be a herpes lesion. It could be a genital wart but this is not usually painful. Very commonly also and not related to sexual transmission is an inflamed boil which could be painful and swollen. In any case, it would be good to see you gyn provider so they can take a look at it and make a definite diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump in my groin. What should I do?

I have a hard lump in my groin. What should I do?

See below: Lymph node or hernia possible. Have a physical examination with a doctor. ...Read more

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Can shaving the groin area cause a painless lump?

Can shaving the groin area cause a painless lump?

Depends: Your hair may be ingrown because it is curly and that may cause the problem. Other causes of bumps in the groin area may have to do with the lymph nodes and infections. See your doctor if it is larger than an ingrown hair. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my groin, it only hurts when i touch it! ?

Difficult to tell: Lumps to the groin can be from many causes, including lymph nodes, hernias, infections, and skin issues. Additionally, skin issues are very difficult to diagnosis without actually seeing and touching the lesion. Occasionally, doctors may even need to biopsy or culture the lesion to make a determination. Best to see you family doctor, internist, or dermatologist to get you the best answer. ...Read more

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