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Groin lump

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Definition

Lump in the groin-type area. (This is not the perineum. It's the bits where the creases between leg and torso are.)

Epidemiology

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Pathophysiology

Clinical and Associated Features

  • Inguinal hernia - more prominent on coughing, straining or standing (often disappears on lying down). Bulge can extend into genital region. Usually not painful. If it cannot be put back in, it is a
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Medical Emergency - Irreducible inguinal hernia can develop gangrene and ischaemia with fatal consequences. Fatality is generally to be avoided in medicine.

Differential Diagnosis

Investigations

Management