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

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Miller
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
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In brief: Few things

It could be a sebaceous cyst, the beginning of an abscess formation, a palpable lymph node.
Regardless, it should definitely be examined by a physician, probably not immediately (especially if it's been there for a while), but at least in the next 1-2 weeks. Best of luck.

In brief: Few things

It could be a sebaceous cyst, the beginning of an abscess formation, a palpable lymph node.
Regardless, it should definitely be examined by a physician, probably not immediately (especially if it's been there for a while), but at least in the next 1-2 weeks. Best of luck.
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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