Question by  SarahJane (114)

What could it mean if a man finds a small lump in his right groin area?

Is this a symptom of a serious problem? Could I have cancer?


Answer by  jamieellison (1637)

While it is possible that it could be cancer, it is more probable that it is something else. You have many lymph nodes in this area and it is possible that you are fighting an infection and one is swollen as a result. It is also possible that it is a cyst. Speak to your doctor to resolve the worry.


Answer by  ellie61 (478)

Lumps can be a sign of serious conditions like cancer, but more often than not will be harmless. It is always best to get it checked by a medical professional. In the case of any serious condition, early detection significantly reduces the risk of developing anything life-threatening.


Answer by  John (9008)

It depends upon the exact location of the lump, as well as its size. If it is located on the testicles, it could be a symptom of testicular cancer or a venereal disease, such as genital warts. Only a doctor can tell for certain, however.

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