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I don't think you have to be worried as yet. If it is a boil or pus filled abcess that doesn't go off it is better to get it checked out, if you haven't already. Let us know...   Follow us on
And your question is . . . ?  Sounds like you have an infection.  That painful swollen lump is most likely a lymph node indicating that the infection is close by.  It could also be an abscess or pus pocket...
What type of hernia was repaired?  Can you provide a better description of the black lump you are now seeing?  Then, perhaps a better answer will be possible. Helpful Buckeye
Two possibilities come to mind immediately, either an infection of a hair follicle (especially common if you shave in that area) known as folliculitis, or a swollen lymph node (or gland) representing (sexually transmitted) in
A lump can occur due to reasons like infections, abscesses, vaccinations, lipomas or other more serious reasons. But an infectious lump cannot remain there for two years without any other symptoms...
-- sometimes it feels as though it begins in back near kidney area and also along left side and ends right under ribcage...
Robbie D, that is my exact problem. I am a 47 year old male and after complaining about this pain (at times biting/pinching) I was refered for urinal tract and prostate ultrasound and given loads of anitbiotic but still till
In the Office of the Plastic Surgeon to the Stars/Following the Lump by Sandi W. Patient Expert Yesterday I went to see the Plastic Surgeon to the Stars. The office was near downtown in an old.... *** The lump of anxiety Had it all day Valentine's and I wasn't looking forward to class, which bothered...
What's Hiding in That Lump On Your Pet's Skin? by Dr. Patty Khuly Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and wisdom. < Previous Post Nov 21, 2013 What's Hiding in That Lump On Your Pet's... for the condition is “cuterebriasis.”   Warbles are lumps in the skin caused by the presence of bot fly (Cuterebra...
One Lump or Two…? by Kingmagic of Purpleplus .. Patient Expert on a weekend, to the more sinister assaults that were premeditated.   The usual tally of wounds/lumps... a confidence beyond his years. The second nasty incident near to the end of the shift. Again another young lad...

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