Groin Lump: Causes, Treatment, & Prevention
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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 may be painful or not. Some lumps appear on their own, while others appear as a collection of lumps. 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 an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in place. For example, the intestines may break through a weakened area in the abdominal wall. Hernias are most common in th...

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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 the autoimmune disease HIV/AIDS, including persistent skin rashes, night sweats, and mouth sores.

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7

Gonorrhea

Gonnorhea 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

The testicles are male sex organs responsible for producing sperm and hormones. The testicles form in the abdomen and typically descend into the scrotum during fetal development. If one or both testicles remain in th...

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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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