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Purple/red pea sized spot In groin area between vagina and thigh. Not sore. Is it bad?

Purple/red pea sized spot In groin area between vagina and thigh. Not sore. Is it bad?

Try hot compresses: Most likely not. Could be an ingrown hair or an inflamed gland. Please try using hot compresses- hot washcloth applied for 15 min, 3x/day for 2-3 days to see if this gets better. If growing or worse, needs doctor evaluation. ...Read more

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The region or crease between ...Read more


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I have a dark, purple spot-type thing on my groin area and it is causing some discomfort.

Exam needed: The description is nonspecific and a physician will need to examine you in order to advise you about the nature of this lesion. ...Read more

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Tender area upper left groin pressure from pants in one spot while sitting no visible sign of hernia got better but started again after a year?

See a doctor: You still could have a hernia, as they are often not visible to the person in the early stages. Only larger inguinal (groin) hernias become visible. Also could just be muscle discomfort. Have an exam with a doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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My son is saying the left side of his groin hurts it's the small spot between his private and leg. He says his legs don't hurt just that area. Why?

My son is saying the left side of his groin hurts it's the small spot between his private and leg. He says his legs don't hurt just that area. Why?

Well: Anatomically this is a weak area in the male anatomy. Now he is young so may just be from playing and stretching. But also need to be concerned with hernias. Best to have such a young child checked by the doctor ...Read more

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Felt pain in groin area starting a week ago. Throbbing,sharp pain.Went to doc to see if hernia or groin pull.He said "it's a week spot"-sched ultra.Y?

Felt pain in groin area starting a week ago. Throbbing,sharp pain.Went to doc to see if hernia or groin pull.He said "it's a week spot"-sched ultra.Y?

Groin Pain: Assuming a patient can schedule an ultrasound for groin pain means they were given a script for it, therefore advised to get one. Ultrasounds are a very benign diagnostic form of testing. If the pain has not resolved on It's own nor relived by over the counter medication like ibuprofen and a muscle rub, further investigation is warranted. ...Read more

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I keep on getting sist tipe absesses in my groins.Its been cut out several times but keep on comming back at a different spot.?

Hidradenitis supp.: You may have a 'cystic skin disease' called hidradenitis suppurativa. It mainly attacks the groin and armpits. Recurrent cysts are the general rule. You should get seen by a dermatologist to get a diagnosis and get the proper treatment (e.g. Oral antibiotics, injections, excisions...) hope you are better soon! ...Read more

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I have some red spot near my groin some are small like bites and other are larger like ovals ? Help!

I have some red spot near my groin some are small like bites and other are larger like ovals ? Help!

Rash, bites: Many rashes or bites are difficult to diagnose online. It would be best to see your physician and have this looked at. Please make an appointment to see your family practice physician. ...Read more

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I have a hard, painless spot, male teenager inside of leg near groin?

I have a hard, painless spot, male teenager inside of leg near groin?

See your doctor.: You should have your doctor check this. It may be a benign lymph node, but the only way to tell is to be examined. ...Read more

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I am having sharp pains that come and go on my lower left abdomen, near my groin, exclusively in this one spot.

I am having sharp pains that come and go on my lower left abdomen, near my groin, exclusively in this one spot.

Various causes: I8y female has intermittent left lower abdomen pain. HERNIA?: see Surgeon, have CT scan, lump comes & goes. OVARY?: see Gynecologist, have Ultrasound. LARGE BOWEL?: see Gastroenterologist, change in bowel pattern to constipation or loose stools, have endoscopy. MUSCULOSKELETAL?: see Osteopath, pain changes with position/activity, hands-on exam. Start with your PCP. If fever/constant pain go to ER. ...Read more

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I have a reacurring lump on my groin and at the same time a painful spot on my left bottom cheek.

I have a reacurring lump on my groin and at the same time a painful spot on my left bottom cheek.

2 different issues: When we as doctors see patients, we ask sevreral questions, to decide how to make a diagnosis and treatment. From the limited information provbided, it is not clear that these are related, or occur simultaneously or not anything including totally minor inflamed hair follicles, lymph nodes , or herpes simplex, or other stds could be prresent. ...Read more

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Believe I have an ingrown hair on groin, it's a small pea size lump. The pain has gone away but the spot is still there. Is that good if pain is gone?

Yes: The fact that your pain has resolved suggests that any inflammation/infection has also resolved. The remaining lump is a residual effect of your body taking care of things. ...Read more

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I have a red line that runs down my groin in the crease and one side has a small spot of tenderness. Is it chaffing?

Infection?: Could be chafing, but would expect it to be bilateral. Having a sore makes suspicion for infection. You could apply some otc yeast cream today, but see your doctor tomorrow. ...Read more

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I hv a spot under the skin on my heel thats shown up twice b4 and causes the vein in my leg to become inflamed all the way to my groin. What is it?

I hv a spot under the skin on my heel thats shown up twice b4 and causes the vein in my leg to become inflamed all the way to my groin. What is it?

Heel and Vein : I think you need to have a specialist check this red spot under your heel it may or may not have anything to do with what you feel is your vein . You may have an infection and the lymph nodes are swelling. ...Read more

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I get a boil/hair bump in same exact spot in groin after Brazilian wax. Why? Not herpes.

I get a boil/hair bump in same exact spot in groin after Brazilian wax. Why? Not herpes.

Grooming: Grooming of the pubic hair area may be a risk factor for developing skin infections from herpes, molluscum contagiosum and bacterial skin infections such as folliculitis. One can also get contact dermatitis from the wax. As you can imagine, one must take precautions or use other methods if problems are caused. Meds are available for most complications see your MD. ...Read more

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The fungal infection is gone now, but it leat a pink spot scar around the groin, is that normal? Is in the same place the rash was!

The fungal infection is gone now, but it leat a pink spot scar around the groin, is that normal?  Is in the same place the rash was!

Post inflam erythema: This discoloration is called post inflammatory erythema which i liken to foot prints in the snow. As the weather warms the snow melts and eventually there is no trace of the foot prints. Give it 2-3 months! ...Read more

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Dry red spot appeared on skin by hip, rash covering my body followed. Red, circular, itchy, spots from neck to groin, front and back. Help!

Dry red spot appeared on skin by hip, rash covering my body followed. Red, circular, itchy, spots from neck to groin, front and back. Help!

Rash: Sounds like it could be pityriasis rosea a non dangerous self limiting rash in younger people. Google it and see if it matches. However, you should see a dermatologist to confirm this and to make sure you are not dealing with anything else. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you get an inguinal hernia without a bump? I had one in 2001 & 2007 & have pain in the groin. Signs & symptoms of a hernia? Doc says weak Spot

Yes, ...: Fact: Every condition always displays on its pattern of full spectrum from nothing detectable at its beginning to its full-blown picture at the end. Weak spot in inguinal spot indicates the very early stage of developing hernia, which may progress in a widely variable pace reflecting your muscle strength & lifestyle. So, confer with doctor timely. More? To http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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On my inner thigh next to my groin I have this dime sized bruise like spot. The skin is not sticking out but there is a tiny mole in center. wat is it?

On my inner thigh next to my groin I have this dime sized bruise like spot. The skin is not sticking out but there is a tiny mole in center. wat is it?

Impossible: Impossible to answer without seeing. See your doc or if you do not want to take the time, do a Virtual Consult here and provide a good photo. www.healthtap.com/DrJones ...Read more