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Is the lump present all the time or can you only see or feel it sometimes?
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A swelling in the groin can have many differential diagnoses and thus it is important to have it physically examined.
The most common causes of swelling in the groin are:
Inguinal hernia, lymphadenopathy or lymph node enlargement, saphenavarix, femoral hernia, AV fistula etc.
These are the common conditions.
And treatment varies on what condition it is.
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Okay, does it seem attached to the skin?
Can you move the skin on top of the lump?
Lumps that are attached to the skin are neither hernias nor lymph nodes, these are sebaceous cysts or inclusion cysts. These are not dangerous and can be left alone if they are not bothersome or can be excised in a day care setting under local anesthesia by a surgeon.