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Will a swollen lump near my groin area that secretes pus cause any problem ?

I m 17, a week ago I noticed a swollen lump near my groin area. It was had but it secreted puss. I put a hot rag on it and it went down. Buy I feel like it s completely under the skin now and it s doesn t hurt but it s really hard! And I don t feel like anything is in it like it s solid I m really scared. Could it be just a swollen gland?
Asked On : Sat, 25 Jun 2011
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Hi. swollen lump which secrets pus-likely infected lymph need not afraid of it .with help of anti-inflammator drug and antibiotics,it will get resolvewithin 5 to 7 days. if it persists and swelling moves on coughing,you shuld consult surgeon-IT MAY BE HERNIA.
Answered: Sat, 25 Jun 2011
General & Family Physician Dr. Shainaz Arif Kaware's  Response
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The lump in the groin should not be ignored and since it had pus but still it is painless that suggests that there is some sort of infection and it needs to be examined and treated.The lump can be due to a simple inflammation;or even it can be a tuberculous infection since it is painless.Please get examined by a surgeon and get routine investigations like CBC;ESR;Mantoux to rule out tuberculosis and then the doctor may prescribe the antibiotics as needed.
Answered: Sun, 26 Jun 2011
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