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3 Potential Unilateral Groin Swelling Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Groin Abscess

    A groin abscess is caused by an infection of the skin or area right under the skin. The infection is typically caused by a bacteria, which your body reacts to by creating a ball of inflammation around the bacteria.

    Cured with drainage but can often come back later unless a surgeon fully removes the lining of the abscess

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    groin pain, constant groin lump, lump on one side of the groin, painful lump in one side of the groin, hard groin lump
    Symptoms that always occur with groin abscess:
    lump on one side of the groin, constant groin lump
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Non - Specific Groin Rash

    A rash is an area of irritated or swollen skin. Often, rashes are unidentifiable and some variation of normal. For example, scratching one's arm causes it to turn red (which is caused by mast cells releasing chemicals into the local area), but that's completely normal.

    1-2 days

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    groin redness
    Symptoms that always occur with non-specific groin rash:
    groin redness
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  3. 3.Cellulitis

    Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and tissues underneath it. It is most commonly caused by Group A strep and typically enters the body through a break in the skin.

    Dependent on severity of infection

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fever, groin pain, groin redness, painful groin swelling, groin injury
    Symptoms that always occur with cellulitis:
    groin redness, area of skin redness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Unilateral Groin Swelling

  • 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?
  • Q.Do you have a rash?

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Unilateral Groin Swelling Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced unilateral groin swelling have also experienced:

    • 7% Groin Pain
    • 4% Chills
    • 4% Pain in the Lower Left Abdomen
  • People who have experienced unilateral groin swelling had symptoms persist for:

    • 37% Less Than a Week
    • 20% Over a Month
    • 20% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced unilateral groin swelling were most often matched with:

    • 10% Groin Abscess
    • 8% Cellulitis
    • 1% Non - Specific Groin Rash
  • 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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