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Worried about having some kind of lymph gland disease in groin.

Hello, I am an 18 year old male, I am a very fit rock climber so I should be in a very healthy state however for years I have had many little hard pea sized lumps in my groin area. I have never asked a doctor about them as I thought they where normal. Apparently not.
They do not feel sore unless I push at them too much. I should probably mention that I have very little body fat (about 8-10% body fat) and I am very muscular, especially in the abdominal regions so would it be possible that the muscle is pushing the glands out and the lack of fat makes them easy to feel?
The lumps kind of follow the V line down the upper thigh in s somewhat scattered fashion.
Should I be worried?
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replied March 31st, 2015
Thank you for asking

I read your question and I understand your concern. These pea sized lumps need to be assessed and evaluated. With them being there for years with no increase in size of associated symptoms like weight loss or night sweats etc. These are likely innocuous. Likely suspicions are lipomas, fibromas or mere skin tags.

I hope it helps. Consult your doctor as our advice is just for education purposes only.

Take care
Khan


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