Hi there, I have a pea sized lump in between the scrotum and thigh

Patient

Q: Hi there, I have a pea sized lump in between my scrotum and inner thigh. The lump is hard and is a small bit red. It is a small bit sore to touch but no real pain.I think it may be an ingrown hair but really i have no idea! Im 17 years old and play a lot of sport. Would you know what this could be?
Thank you for your time

Doctor

A:   Hello,
Thank you for your medical query at AskTheDoctor.com

I understand your concern.
There are two possibilities here, it could be an ingrown hair which is infected or could also be folliculitis.
In either case, I will advise you to get it examined by your physician and start applying Mupirocin ointment 3 times daily till it subsides. Ingrown hair can be infected very easily, hence an antibiotic prophylaxis will be helpful in preventing the infection.

Hope this was helpful,
Regards

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