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Any lump in this area can be any of the following:
2. Lymph node
A clinical examination is required to differentiate between all of them.
A hernia is a reducible swelling, it increases in size on coughing and straining.
A lymph node is usually differentiated on clinical examination. It can result from any infection. However, small lymph nodes in inguinal region are considered insignificant. If significantly enlarged, FNAC is required.
An abscess or boil require treatment with broad spectrum antibiotics like Amoxycillin.
Also, it is important to rule out diabetes in such case.
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