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lump in the crease by vagina is very hard and hurts

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My lump is on the inside of my left thigh in the crease by my vagina its very hard and it hurts please help

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replied October 17th, 2015
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A54339
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out. The painful lump in the groin can be a boil. Boils are caused by infection of the hair follicle by staph aureus. Apply warm compresses and topical antibiotics on the boil and keep the area clean. Drainage of the boil is done only when it becomes soft and forms a head. Take some over the counter pain reliever and consult a doctor for examination and antibiotics prescription. If there are recurrent boils, then please get your blood sugar levels estimated.

Other than that it can be a swollen lymph node. Lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph nodes) is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. If there is a history of any recent infection then lymphadenopathy should be thought of.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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