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):
  • Enlarged Lymph Nodes
  • Infectious Mononucleosis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)
  • CLL Leukemia
  • Lymphatic Congestion
  • Vasectomy Side-Effects
  • Sarcoidosis

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:
history of pain when breathing
having a high fever
blood transfusions
chest pain when breathing
occasional confusion/disorientation
red palms/fingertips
low lymphocyte count
painful axillary nodes
Asian ethnicity
chronic dry cough
very great unexplained weight loss
bloodshot eyes
... 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
CLL Leukemia 17% Unlikely
Enlarged Lymph Nodes 12% Unlikely
Vasectomy Side-Effects 4% Ruled out
Sarcoidosis 4% Ruled out
Lymphatic Congestion 1% Ruled out
Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis) 0% Ruled out
Infectious Mononucleosis 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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