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):
  • CLL Leukemia
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Infectious Mononucleosis
  • Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)
  • Enlarged Lymph Nodes
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Lymphatic Congestion
  • Chronic Fatigue-Fibromyalgia

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:
frequent painful axillary nodes
elevated lymphocyte count
weak appetite
frequent 'chills'
Asian ethnicity
black/brown fingernails
recent onset hoarse voice
painful inguinal nodes
prostatitis
abnormal taste in mouth
difficulty falling asleep
frequent morning stiffness
... and more than 100 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
Lymphatic Congestion 90% Confirm
Enlarged Lymph Nodes 27% Unlikely
Infectious Mononucleosis 26% Unlikely
Chronic Fatigue-Fibromyalgia 2% Ruled out
Sarcoidosis 0% Ruled out
CLL Leukemia 0% Ruled out
HIV/AIDS 0% Ruled out
Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis) 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.

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