Thanks for writing in.
The possibilities I can think of are enlarged inguinal lymph
node, inguinal hernia
. I would think more in terms of an inguinal hernia.
Does the swelling increase in size while standing up, coughing,or straining to pass stools?
Does the swelling disappear while lying down?
If the answer is yes to both the above questions, more in favour of hernia. I would advise you to visit a surgeon for a complete evaluation.
Hope this helps
Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan