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Painless lump appeared on groin area, started spreading. What could this be?

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I have a lump onthe groin area that has been changing in size small to large and back. No pain. What could this be?
Posted Sat, 20 Apr 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
 
 
Answered by Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar 2 hours later
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

A painless lump in the groin which keeps increasing and decreasing in size is most likely to be an inguinal hernia. Hernias can increase in size whenever there is an increased abdominal pressure, like while straining, coughing, etc., and can decrease in size when the protrusion partly goes back into the abdominal cavity, for example, while lying down flat.

I would advise you to see a doctor for a proper physical examination, in order to confirm the diagnosis, so that further treatment can be planned accordingly.

Wish you all the best.

Regards,
Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
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Follow-up: Painless lump appeared on groin area, started spreading. What could this be? 23 minutes later
What is the treatment ?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar 3 hours later
Hello again,

If it is a hernia, then the definitive treatment would be surgery. This is a relatively simple surgery where the where the hernia is pushed inside and the weak abdominal wall (through which the hernia was protruding) is strengthened using a mesh.

Wish you all the best.

Regards,
Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
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