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
  • Lymphatic Congestion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Enlarged Lymph Nodes
  • Chronic Fatigue-Fibromyalgia
  • Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)
  • Vasectomy Side-Effects

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 swollen axillary nodes
constant fatigue
rapid decline in speaking ability
pain in cold/cool/damp weather
regular rashes
painful inguinal nodes
increased sensitivity to touch
unsound sleep
non-vaginal candidiasis
afternoon headaches
slight diffuse bone pain
Asian ethnicity
... 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
Chronic Fatigue-Fibromyalgia 90% Confirm
Enlarged Lymph Nodes 19% Unlikely
HIV/AIDS 12% Unlikely
Sarcoidosis 1% Ruled out
Vasectomy Side-Effects 0% Ruled out
Lymphatic Congestion 0% Ruled out
Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis) 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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