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Groin

Have you noticed a lump in your groin area? A lump in the groin or inner thigh on males and females can be caused by a variety of conditions that range in severity, from common conditions such as groin abscesses and skin cysts, to rarer conditions like lipoma or a groin hernia. Read more below about what may be causing the lump in your groin and how your doctor may treat it.
The most common causes of groin numbness are due to compression of the nerves, narrow spinal cord, infection affecting the nerves and spinal cord, or trauma from an injury. Nerve pain in the groin and inner thigh can be caused from thigh nerve issue (meralgia paresthetica). Pain or tingling in the lower back with groin numbness can also be caused by a herniated disk in the lower back. Read below for more causes and treatment options for numbness in the groin.
A painful lump in the groin in females and males, specifically located on one side, is most likely caused by an enlarged lymph node, a skin infection like an skin abscess or cyst, an infected ingrown hair on the groin, or a symptom of a sexually transmitted infection. Read below for associated symptoms, other causes, and treatment options for your painful lump on one side of the groin.
Pain in the groin can occur in athletes from muscle strains or tears in the tendon. Nerve damage and compression can also cause groin pain. The most common cause of groin pain in men and women are hernias or enlarged lymph nodes. Read below for more information on causes and how to treat groin muscle pain.
A sports hernia is a painful, soft tissue injury that occurs in the groin area and occurs during sports that require sudden changes of direction or intense twisting movements.
Understand your groin lump symptoms with Buoy, including 9 causes and common questions concerning your groin lump.
The perineum pain between the genitals and anus can be commonly caused by anal fissures. Pain in the area between the scrotum and the anus can be caused by chronic or acute prostatitis. Read below for more information on causes and treatment options.
A groin hernia develops when part of an internal organ or tissue bulges through. It may cause a visible lump and mild discomfort and pain. But if the hernia becomes stuck, it can require emergency surgery.