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What causes groin lump? 11 possible conditions

A groin lump refers to any lump that appears in the groin area where the legs and trunk connect. The lump can vary in shape and size, and it may or may not be painful. You may have a single lump or a collection of lumps in the groin. Some lumps may be... Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Hernia

A hernia occurs when an organ pushes through the muscle or tissue that holds it in place. Hernias are most common in the abdomen but can appear elsewhere.

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2

Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). This STD causes herpes sores, which are painful blisters (fluid-filled bumps) that can break open and ooze fluid. According to the Centers for Disease Contro...

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3

Femoral Hernia

A femoral hernia occurs when a small part of intestine pushes through the wall of the femoral canal. It will appear as a bulge near the groin or thigh.

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4

Inguinal Hernia

An inguinal hernia occurs in the groin area when fatty or intestinal tissues push through the inguinal canal. The inguinal canal is located at the base of the abdomen.

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5

Lymphoma

Lymphomas are cancers that originate in the lymphatic system, which helps fight infections. These include Non-Hodgkin lymphomas and Hodgkin lymphoma and the causes are generally unknown.

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6

AIDS

There are many symptoms of HIV/AIDS, including persistent skin rashes, night sweats, and mouth sores.

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7

Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease that affects warm, moist areas of the body. Early symptoms include pain when urinating and discharge.

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8

Undescended Testicle

Testicles are male sex organs that are responsible for producing sperm and hormones. Typically, they form in a male's abdomen and descend into his scrotum during fetal development. If one or both of your child'...

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9

Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer is a cancer that originates in one or both testicles. Learn more about risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options.

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10

Infectious Mononucleosis

Infectious mononucleosis, or mono, refers to a group of symptoms usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).

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11

Aarskog Syndrome

Aarskog syndrome is a very rare genetic disorder that can affect a person's stature, facial features, genitalia, muscles, and bones.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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