Where is a groin lump?
A groin lump is swelling in the groin area. This is where the upper leg meets the lower abdomen. The lymphatic system filters fluid from around cells. It is an important part of the immune system.
Where are lymph nodes located in female groin?
There is a chain of about 10 superficial (close to the surface of the skin) inguinal lymph nodes located in the upper inner thigh. These nodes drain into three to five deep inguinal lymph nodes in the connective tissue of the upper thigh. From there, lymph fluid drains into other lymph nodes in the pelvis.
What could a lump in the groin mean?
In most cases, a lump in the groin is either a cyst, a hernia, or a swollen lymph node. Cysts often resolve on their own and rarely lead to additional complications. Swollen lymph nodes typically indicate an infection, and the lump will usually disappear once the infection clears up.
Can a lump in your groin be cancerous?
The most common cause of a groin lump is swollen lymph nodes. These may be caused by: Cancer, most often lymphoma (cancer of the lymph system)