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Large raised painful lump on groin?

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10/11/2007

If it looks like a thumb poking out of your skin, it happened to me once, it turned out to be, and I kid you not, cat scratch fever. It is a real thing, you can only get it once and antibiotics cleared it right up. That doesn't mean that is what you have.

It could be a hernia. This should be seen by a doctor immediately as it will only worsen with time. Its a tear in the abdominal wall and its your guts or innards trying to poke through. Very painful and it does not heal on its own. It's a little smaller than a chickens egg and can be discolored or bruised in appearance.