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Is a hard lump in the groin a concerning matter?

I have a medium size lump on my inner thigh in my groin area at first I thought it was an ingrown hair but now I m starting to question it feels like a hard lump inside it s red and it s kind of cracked in the skin not sure if I should go to my family doctor and have them look at it or if it could be something to not worry about
Tue, 4 Jun 2019
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hi,

Lump on inner thigh with red and cracked skin should be seen by your Doctor for clinical evaluation, examination and investigations as and if needed.

If there is any evidence of infection you need a course of an antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and supportive medications.

If clinically it is not sure then added tests of blood and ultrasonography will help to get a correct diagnosis.

The possibilities can be lymph nodes, any infected cyst, can be a hernia too. Hence the necessity of proper diagnosis and management.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. T Chandrakant,
ENT & General Surgeon
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