A Lump In The Groin?
,rnI’m a 22 year old woman. Last night I found a small lump in my groin just above the bone. There is a dot in the middle of the lump. There is no feeling whatsoever when I move, it doesn’t hurt and it doesn’t itch, and when pressed it doesn’t seem like anything has shifted. Last December I menstruated on 21/22. Is it just PMS or what? I’m panicking, please explain. Thank you very much.rnu003ctable width=”249″u003ernu003ctbodyu003ernu003ctru003ernu003ctd width=”249″u003eswelling lymph nodesu003c/tdu003ernu003c/tru003ernu003c/tbodyu003ernu003c/tableu003ern,
Lumps in the groin can be caused by several factors, including:
Skin infections: acne, boils / abscesses, folliculitis Swollen lymph nodes: due to infections (virus, bacteria, fungi, parasites), tumors, cancer and other diseases such as lupus, measles, TB, syphilis, HIV Benign tumors under the skin for example epidermoid cysts, lipoma Hernia Saphena varix: enlargement of the saphenous veins which can occur due to valve disorders in the veins. To ascertain the cause of the lump, of course, a doctor must do a direct examination to determine the size of the lump, mobility, consistency. Furthermore, if necessary, the doctor can carry out a supporting examination with a biopsy, ultrasound, CT scan, or other imaging tests. If the cause is known then the doctor can provide the right treatment.
For a while you can wait for the development of the lump first. If it hurts, you can compress it with warm water, but avoid squeezing the lump. If within 1 week the lump has not deflated or has gotten bigger, is very painful, and other lumps appear, you should see a doctor directly so that further tests can be carried out to determine the cause. Then you will be able to be given more optimal treatment.
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Thank you and hope this helps,
dr. Devika Y