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What causes a red lump in the groin area?

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What could a reddened lump in groin area on side of labia be?
Tue, 29 May 2018 in Lump
 
 
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 14 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Please give additional information

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.
Noted the history and understood your concerns.
Please give additional information for me to assist you better.
Since when is the lump present?
What is the size?
Is it fixed with the skin or mobile?
Does it increase on coughing and reduce on pressure?
Any other information please.
Awaiting.
With Regards.
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Follow-up: What causes a red lump in the groin area? 1 hour later
Noticed and felt lump about 4 days ago because of tenderness. Thought it was an interior pimple. Has grown each day with redness increasing and small spot turning purple. Tried to see if ingrown hair but unable to determine. It doesn’t move location firm lump feels deep under skin
 
 
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 2 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Infected cyst/boil

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your feedback.
As per the history of short period that you have mentioned and other description, this looks to be a boil, infected cyst or so.
I would advise you the following in such a situation:
Local hygiene - cleaning with soap and water - making the area dry and apply liquid povidone iodine.
Consult your Doctor to see for the exact cause.
May need a course of an antibiotic and anti-inflammatory medications.
If the swelling increases or does not respond to the medical management you may need a small incision and drainage after a few days.

I hope this answers your query.
Please feel free to ask for further relevant queries and give feedback please.
Take care.
With Regards.
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