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Hard lump underneath skin in groin area ?

Hi, So I am 15 and today I found a hard lump, the size of a nickel, underneath my skin on the left side of my groin area. I have my period at the moment an dits the first time I have ever noticed it. You can t see it at all and can only notice it when you press on it. It doesn t move and its painfull. I have no idea what it is and am really concerned. Help ?
Asked On : Sun, 23 Jan 2011
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The hard lump in the groin is most likely to be a swollen lymph node. It needs to be examined and a fine needle biopsy will help to make the diagnosis. do not delay and meet your physician.

Dr. Rakhi Tayal
Answered: Sun, 23 Jan 2011
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The description suggests it is a LYMPHNODE. Lymphnodes become swollen in the presence of an infection in the surrounding area or sometimes due to a systemic illness (hodgkins disease, tuberculosis, etc).
Sometimes groin swelling is due to femoral hernia as well.
Please see a physician and get this examined. Do the investigations advised to you and TakeCare.
Answered: Sun, 23 Jan 2011
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