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What does painful lump in the groin indicate ?

I have a lump on my side in the crease of leg, that seems to gurgle occasionally. 3 drs have told me that it s a lymph node and one that it was a hernia . I haven t been back because I can t afford it. It started on my right side over two months ago. After a month or so it seemed to spread out, then my side started hurting in the same place, It hurts on both sides though and gets more painful when I drive alot.
Asked On : Tue, 24 Apr 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello debbie.elrod,
I would like to know the exact location of the swelling, actually. If it's started to hurt and is increasing in size, you have to be careful and get it diagnosed properly so as to manage it appropriately.
Though , there is not to too worried about it, as these things are absolutely treatable. We just need to click the right button. I will be waiting for your reply.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Veera Raghava Rao Buddha.'s  Response
Hi welcome to H.C.M.Forum. it appears to be ganglion , means herniation of synovial sac to out & spreading . usually it is cured by operation but as it is there on both sides conservatory treatment may be tried. with neurotropic injections, antibiotics& antiinflamatory drugs.
i advise you to consult an orthopedic surgeon for diagnosis. you may need to get CTscan done to confirm the extent of swelling inside& plan the treatment. wishing for a quick recovery.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Sairajesh Koonamsetty's  Response

I assume that the location you are referring to is groin region. A swelling or lump in the groin region could be a lymph node, vascular abnormality or hernia. As you said it is gurgling the possibility of a lymph node swelling can be ruled out. It could be either hernia or a vascular abnormality. A vascular abnormality in the groin area is quite rare. I shall tell you few tests which you can do yourself

Cough Test- Observe whether the lump is increasing in size or an impulse can be felt while you cough. If it increases in size it is hernia

Other test is reducibilty- Try to push back the lump if it dissapears it is hernia

Apart from that i would recommend you to have an Ultrasound scan of the lump done. It would definitely confirm the diagnosis, most probably a hernia.

If the lump is found be hernia. You need to get treated preferably by getting operated ( Based on the size of the lump and type of hernia)

Wish you the best of health
Take care
Answered: Tue, 24 Apr 2012
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welcome to HCM,
it is most probably inguinal hernia.
so consult to general surgeon.
have a good health
Answered: Tue, 24 Apr 2012
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