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Having swelling near groin area on thigh and some discolouration on skin. Any treatment?

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Male with swelling about i inch down from groin in soft part of thigh. Not near testicles. Some discolouration on skin
Posted Fri, 10 Aug 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Ketan Vagholkar 15 minutes later
thanks for writing in.
There are quite a few possibilities.
1. If it expands on coughing or straining then it is a hernia.
2. If it is bluish in color and can easily be compressed then there is a high likelihood of a saphena varix. ( a swelling related to the venous system)
3. If it is soft and lobulated then it can be a lipoma ( a fatty tumor)
4. If there was history of trauma or injury then it could be a hematoma (blood clot).
The best way to arrive at a diagnosis would be a clinincal evaluation followed if required by ultrasound or FNAC as guided by the findings of clinical examination.
I hope this answers your querry.
With regards
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