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I was weightlifting Yesterday and as I went to lift a weight off the ground I got this intense incising pain in the left side of my groin. Today I noticed a very small lump just below my leg crease on the inside thigh. I was wondering if it's possible to get a hernia on your thigh and not on your abdomen. Thanks in advance.
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replied August 16th, 2010
Yes, it is possible for a groin (inguinal) hernia to occur in the upper thigh. Most commonly, this is caused by a femoral hernia (and which is much more common in men than in women). Another possibility is that of an enlarged lymph node.

You should ask your doctor to examine you, and if a hernia is present, then your doctor can refer you to a surgeon,

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