Swollen Lymph Nodes Around The Groin

What Causes Lump On Groin?

Lump on groin can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'very minor' to 'critical'.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose lump on groin, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "lump on groin" as a symptom.  Here are eight of many possibilities (more below):
  • Infectious Mononucleosis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Chronic Fatigue-Fibromyalgia
  • CLL Leukemia
  • Enlarged Lymph Nodes
  • Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)
  • Lymphatic Congestion
  • Kali Mur Need

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
multiple painful axillary nodes
frequent swollen cervical nodes
very great unexplained weight loss
major fatigue for 3-12 months
regular sore throats
recent dry cough
African ethnicity
frequent 'chills'
having had many sexual partners
having a high fever
constant fatigue
minor joint pain/swelling/stiffness
... and more than 90 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of lump on groin:
Cause Probability Status
HIV/AIDS 94% Confirm
Lymphatic Congestion 29% Unlikely
Enlarged Lymph Nodes 19% Unlikely
Kali Mur Need 0% Ruled out
Infectious Mononucleosis 0% Ruled out
Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis) 0% Ruled out
Chronic Fatigue-Fibromyalgia 0% Ruled out
CLL Leukemia 0% Ruled out
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

If you indicate recent swollen/painful lymph nodes, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
GROIN (INGUINAL) REGION: Do you have any swollen lymph nodes here?
Possible responses:
→ Don't know
→ No
→ Often, but not right now
→ 1-2 lymph nodes swollen
→ 3 or more nodes swollen
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate no swollen inguinal nodes, frequent swollen inguinal nodes, swollen inguinal nodes or multiple swollen inguinal nodes, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
Enlarged Lymph Nodes

Enlarged Lymph Nodes also suggests the following possibilities:

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