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Lumps in groin

3 Jan 2018 19:11

I have several lumps in my groin that have been there for months. I'm now starting to get a dull ache around the area. I'e recently seen 2 doctors and they'e said it's nothing to worry about. I asked for a blood test which came back fine. Could it be anything or am I just panicking. Thank You!! 

Re: Lumps in groin

3 Jan 2018 20:27 in response to Rubberduckie

Hello rubberduckie. I am sorry you are worried about the lumps in your groin.  We who post on this forum are not doctors so cannot really comment on them.   It would appear that there is nothing to panic about if two doctors have given you the all clear and the blood test did not show any problems.  But did noone tell you the reason for the lumps in your groin?  I mean, there must be some reason for them.  Nothing to get upset about maybe but still lumps in groin.  I am sure you asked the doctors - did they tell you anything?  If they didn't I should go back and ask them.  Best wishes.  Annie


PS Sorry I just noticed this was posted into Ask the Nurses.  You will still get a response from them.

Re: Lumps in groin

4 Jan 2018 16:49 in response to Rubberduckie

Hi Rubberduckie

Thanks for posting on our forum. I’m sorry to read you are worried about your health.

As a nurse led information service we are unable to diagnose what the cause of these lumps may be. So, it’s good to read that you have already seen a doctor to have these lumps checked out.

I agree with Annieliz in saying that you probably don’t need to worry. The doctor’s you have seen will have a lot of skill in assessing lumps and bumps on an everyday basis. Your GP will have the medical experience and knowledge to inform you that this is nothing to worry about. If a doctor was concerned or was unsure for any reason they would have ordered additional investigations.

I think because you are experiencing some discomfort in the groin area it may be worth going back to the GP again. You could express how worried you are about them, and ask your doctor to tell you why there are lumps there. If they are unable to explain the cause, you could ask if there are any additional investigations you may benefit from.

I wondered if you had seen the information on NHS choices about lumps and swollen glands. You may find it reassuring to know that the most common cause is probably related to infection.

I hope this has been helpful. Please do get back to us if you have any more questions or call us on 0808 800 4040. We are here from Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.

Best wishes