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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Inflamed Groin Bump

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced inflamed groin bump. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Boil (Furuncle)

    Boils are infections of a hair follicle that creates a small pocket of inflammation full of pus. It's typically caused by a common bacteria called S. Aureus.

    5-10 days

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    pink or red facial bump, small facial lump, painful facial bump, marble sized facial lump, constant skin changes
    Symptoms that always occur with boil (furuncle):
    pink or red facial bump
    Symptoms that never occur with boil (furuncle):
    fever
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  2. 2.Folliculitis

    Folliculitis is a common skin problem where hair follicles are infected by bacteria or fungi.

    Mild cases clear in a few days. More severe ones can cause hair loss and scarring.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    small facial lump, pink or red facial bump, face itch, facial bump leaking yellow/milky fluid, yellow or white facial bump
    Symptoms that always occur with folliculitis:
    small facial lump
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  3. 3.Skin Cyst

    An epidermoid cyst is a closed sac under the skin filled with a cheese-like or oily material. It is caused by trauma or surgery.

    Resolves with treatment

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    skin-colored armpit bump, marble sized armpit lump, small armpit lump
    Symptoms that always occur with skin cyst:
    skin-colored armpit bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  4. 4.Skin Abscess

    A skin abscess is an infection of the deeper skin that's typically due to bacteria seen on the skin. Recently, infections are more frequently caused by Staph. Aureus (puts the "staph" in "staph infections"), which is dangerous and requires treatment.

    Good prognosis with treatment

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    rash with bumps or blisters, red rash, red skin bump larger than 1/2 cm in diameter, pus-filled rash, rash
    Symptoms that always occur with skin abscess:
    rash with bumps or blisters
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  5. 5.Enlarged Lymph Nodes in the Groin

    Enlarged lymph nodes occur when the node becomes larger as it fills with inflammatory cells. This often is a result of an infection but can occur without a known cause.

    Enlarged lymph nodes should go away within a week or two.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    groin lump, movable groin lump
    Symptoms that always occur with enlarged lymph nodes in the groin:
    groin lump
    Symptoms that never occur with enlarged lymph nodes in the groin:
    fever, unintentional weight loss, hard groin lump
    Urgency:
    Phone call or in-person visit
  6. 6.Lymphangitis

    The lymphatic system is a series of vessels, similar to the veins and arteries of the circulatory system, that carry fluid important for the function of the immune system. Lymphangitis is infection or inflammation of these lymphatic vessels.

    With treatment, the swelling may take weeks or months to resolve completely.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, fever, chills, painful lump in one side of the groin, groin redness
    Symptoms that always occur with lymphangitis:
    painful lump in one side of the groin
    Urgency:
    In-person visit
  7. 7.Strangulated Groin Hernia

    A hernia occurs when a loop of intestine bulges out through the abdominal wall. A strangulated hernia is very serious as the trapped intestine has its blood supply cut off which can cause tissue death and permanent damage.

    Outcome depends on type of surgery and duration of symptoms before surgery. Chronic pain my occur in some cases.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea, nausea or vomiting, vomiting, being severely ill, groin lump
    Symptoms that always occur with strangulated groin hernia:
    severe groin pain
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  8. 8.Severe Skin Abscess

    A skin abscess is an infection of the deeper skin that's typically due to bacteria seen on the skin. Recently, infections are more frequently caused by Staph. Aureus (puts the "staph" in "staph infections"). If the infection begins to spread, urgent treatment is required.

    92-96% resolve with treatment within 7-10 days

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, fever, painful neck lump, marble-size neck lump, pink or red neck bump
    Symptoms that always occur with severe skin abscess:
    pink or red neck bump, red bump
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

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  • Q.What color is the bump?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Do you feel pain when you touch the bump?
  • Q.Is the bump hard or soft?

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Inflamed Groin Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced inflamed groin bump have also experienced:

    • 27% Vaginal Itch or Burning
    • 7% Groin Lump
    • 5% Vaginal Discharge
  • People who have experienced inflamed groin bump had symptoms persist for:

    • 36% Less Than a Week
    • 24% Over a Month
    • 16% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced inflamed groin bump were most often matched with:

    • 50% Boil (Furuncle)
    • 50% Folliculitis
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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