what does a lump in the groin mean

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Dr. Michael Miller answered:

What does a lump in my groin mean?

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Groin
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.
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What does a lump on my groin mean?

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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.
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Do genital warts hurt and do they grow quickly I have a UTI and am on antibiotics and noticed yesterday a few lumps and a growth near my anus, looks like a hemroid, I also have a large lump in my lymph area of my groin in my bikini line

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Human papilloma virus requires inoculation into living cells, whereby the virus "takes over" the normal cell creating "virus factories". These cells then can rapidly reproduce (exponentially) whereby rapid formation of the visible lesions (warts) occur. As in any infectious process, lymph node enlargement can occur. Recommendation for medical evaluation as contagious and links to cancer.
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Dr. Ester Kwok answered:

Could my groin lumps be a hernia?

Maybe

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A single groin lump could be a hernia; or it can be an enlarged lymph node, a tumor, or even an infection. More than one lump in the same inguinal area (groin) is not likely to be an inguinal hernia. One's doctor can examine this/these and determine what it/they are.
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What causes "shotty" lumps in groin?

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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
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Dr. Michael Miller answered:

What are these 3 purple lumps by groin area?

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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.
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Dr. Rafael A. Lugo answered:

I noticed groin lumps and not sure whats up/?

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Could be ingrown hairs or enlarged lymph nodes. See your doctor!
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Dr. Michael Miller answered:

I have got 3 lumps near my groin why is that?

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Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor.
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Dr. Patrick savoy answered:

Can my groin lumps be a result of a sporting hernia?

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A mass or lump in the groin can be from many different things like lymph node, cyst, fatty tumor, cancer and hernia. Please see a doctor and have this area examined.
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I have two lumps in my groin which hurt now and then ?

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I would want you checked for inguinal hernias
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