Swollen Lymph Nodes Around The Groin

What Causes Lump On Groin?

Lump on groin can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'troubling' 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 possibilities (more below):
  • Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)
  • Lymphatic Congestion
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Sarcoidosis
  • CLL Leukemia
  • Vasectomy Side-Effects
  • Enlarged Lymph Nodes
  • Infectious Mononucleosis

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:
swollen axillary nodes
resolved atypical recent headaches
red palms/fingertips
nasal congestion
painful inguinal nodes
major joint pain/swelling/stiffness
frequent painful inguinal nodes
increased sensitivity to touch
low lymphocyte count
current atypical headaches
chest pain when breathing
African ethnicity
... and more than 70 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
Infectious Mononucleosis 29% Unlikely
Vasectomy Side-Effects 16% Unlikely
Enlarged Lymph Nodes 1% Ruled out
Sarcoidosis 0% Ruled out
Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis) 0% Ruled out
Lymphatic Congestion 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:
Chronic Fatigue / Fibromyalgia Syndrome

The lymph nodes that are associated with CFS are small, moveable, not tender and most commonly involve the neck, axillary region or inguinal region.

Enlarged Lymph Nodes

Enlarged Lymph Nodes also suggests the following possibilities:

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