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My 18 year old has a hard lump in her groin area. Doctor said it is not a lymph node and is sending her for a sonogram. What could it be?

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Lumps can occur due in the groin area due to number of reasons. It could be cysts, lipomas, lymph nodes, infections, abscess etc. I would like to know some additional details from you so that I can provide a solid and learned opinion.
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1. Can I know where exactly the lump is located ?
2. Is there any pain ?
3. What is the size of the lump ? in cms or as big as a grape / lemon etc
4. Is the surface of it smooth ?
5. Is it freely movable or fixed on to tissue or bone ?
6. Since how long it is there ?

Thank you

Patient replied :

It is in your pubic area, away from lymph nodes. Tender to touch. Size is about the size of a grape with a smooth surface. It has been there for three days and is fixed, but not on the bone.


Thank you for the reply. A 3 day duration painful swelling is most likely an infected cyst or a carbuncle. Cyst is more likely since your Doctor ordered an Ultrasound scan. An excision or drainage can be considered based on the content of the cyst. Another diagnostic option is a needle biopsy. It can give an idea on what the tissue is.

The swelling from your description appears not to be a dangerous one. And it could be easily treated.

Hope this helps
Feel free to ask followups / clarifications
Thank you

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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