Lump in the Groin
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Samantha Nazareth, MD (Gastroenterology)

Board-certified gastroenterologist. Experience managing gastrointestinal conditions (GERD, IBS, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s, celiac disease, NASH) within healthcare organizations (three ambulatory surgical centers, single-specialty practice, multi-specialty practice and solo practice).

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Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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  • There is a hump at the top of the thigh

  • The groin is swollen and cannot be pushed back

  • The groin is swollen and does not return

  • Groin swelling appears when standing up

  • Swelling in the groin is changing color

  • The groin lump become hard

  • There is something in the groin

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About the Symptom

Swelling in the groin region refers to the lump that is found in the body where the upper thighs meet the lowest part of the abdomen.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Swelling in the groin region

Possible causes

Generally, Lump in the groin can be related to:

  • Inguinal hernia

    An inguinal hernia is a condition where a bulge appears in your groin region, in the area between your lower abdomen and your thigh, through a weakening of muscles in your lower abdomen. This bulge is commonly a protrusion of your tissue or abdominal organs such as your intestines. If not treated, inguinal hernias can result in an obstruction of your digestive system.

Related serious diseases

Sometimes, Lump in the groin may be related to these serious diseases:

  • Incarcerated inguinal hernia

    An incarcerated inguinal hernia is a hernia of the small or large intestine that gets stuck in the groin or scrotum due to swelling and cannot be pushed back into the abdomen. It can lead to a strangulated hernia, where the blood supply to the intestine in the hernia gets cut off, causing complications.

Doctor's Diagnostic Questions

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom:

  • Is there swelling in your groin?

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References

  • National Library of Medicine

    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003100.htm

Reviewed By:

Samantha Nazareth, MD

Samantha Nazareth, MD (Gastroenterology)

Board-certified gastroenterologist. Experience managing gastrointestinal conditions (GERD, IBS, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s, celiac disease, NASH) within healthcare organizations (three ambulatory surgical centers, single-specialty practice, multi-specialty practice and solo practice).

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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