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Suggest treatment for lumps in groin area

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Posted on Mon, 11 Jan 2016
Question: I have lumps in my froin area after exercice. I first have thigh rub than a few hours later a lump appears. They go down with a skin cleanser.What could this be
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Answered by Dr. Arnab Banerjee (18 hours later)
Hello, thanks for your post. The question that you posted can't be answered by a medical doctor in its current form with no good details. Please try and give us duration of the symptoms, what improves and what worsens them. This will help us give you a useful answer.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Arnab Banerjee (2 days later)
Thanks. Well it started about two sunmers ago after I was doing some exercise outside. A small lump appeared and I popped it and it was exactly like a pimple. Nothing came back for a while until about this september where i got anither one and right now i have another red soft lump in my upper inner thigh. In the shower I put some skin cleanser and that ussually helps with the pain from the thigh rub and with these lumps of i have any. This will only happen when after exercise. If i didnt do any exercise i wouldnt have these symtomes. I do have thigh rub when i do exercise i think that triggers the bigger lumps.
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Answered by Dr. Arnab Banerjee (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
History consistent with Inguinal Hernia, needs further evaluation

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX, Welcome to HCM.

So I've gone through your query and understand your concern.

At first let me tell you to keep yourself away from physical exercises for a while as it just might worsen the present scenario (which is still under evaluation).

So far from the history you've given , it's most likely an Inguinal Hernia(where the abdominal contents generally protrude through anatomical weakening of muscles due prolonged stress/exercise) but there's some other possibilities like Simple sebaceous cyst / Dermoid / infected boil .

In case of Inguinal hernia , its not actually the skin cleanser but the pressure generated by rubbing, is letting it go.

However , right now its better to avoid activity (in this case physical exercises) which is helping it to recur.

Why don't you just take some pictures of it from different angles and upload them so that it fasten the process of diagnosis.

Secondly can you just go through the questions that I'm mentioning below and simply answer them so that it'll help us to narrow down the problem and also decide the further course of action.

Are you noticing it when your standing/sitting/lying down --any particular posture ?

Take a deep breath and try to cough a little while looking at the area, now can you see it growing/reappearing with each bout of cough ?

Are you experiencing any itching over the area also?
Is there any temperature change over the area along with redness?

Yes thigh rub can trigger it at some point but again its only applicable to a specific group of problems.

The only point of concern is the redness and pain , as it denotes some secondary infection either due to the previous lump or some thing new, either-way just avoid rubbing anything over it for the time being.

Just get back to me with those answers as well as the uploaded pictures(you can find the link at the side of your window)

Let me know if there's any other queries your having regarding.
Regards


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Arnab Banerjee (3 hours later)
Thanks. I don't feel confortable sharing pictures of this situations. These lumps are very soft and they occur on both side. Would that change anything?
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Answered by Dr. Arnab Banerjee (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please go through the previous reply to find all the details regarding

Detailed Answer:
Hi , Welcome back to HCM

It's ok if you don't feel comfortable to send any picture regarding , but since its keep on happening , so better to check into your local Dermatologist / Gen Surgeon to get a thorough physical examination and come to a point of conclusion in this regard.

As for now just follow the advises I've already mentioned in my previous reply.

Let me know whether you've experienced any Fever lately..

Do feel free to ask me anything regarding. I'd still suggest you to take a moment to go through my previous reply and think and simply answer one by one as that will help us to narrow down the problem itself.

Thanks
Regards
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Suggest treatment for lumps in groin area

Hello, thanks for your post. The question that you posted can't be answered by a medical doctor in its current form with no good details. Please try and give us duration of the symptoms, what improves and what worsens them. This will help us give you a useful answer.