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Lump in groin, Connected to Ovarian Cancer?

Here's a brief on what's going on "down there".  I've been suffering from what I assumed were yeast infections for about 9 months.  I say assume, becuase I did not seek medical advice until this November.  When I went in for my appointment on the 17th my doctor did a pelvic exam and a swab and suggested it looked like vaginitis. Those results came back negative.  On the 18th I had noticed a lump in the lymph node in my right groin. I'm not sure how long it had been there.  It didn't hurt and it was about 1cm in size.  The following week my doctor sent me for blood work and checked for diabetes, urine sample, STD's etc. and that came back normal as well.  Last night I went back to the doctors and showed him the lump.  (I figured that it was caused by an infection, but since the bloodwork came back normal...well I figured I better show him)  The lump was actually 2cm and he thought it stretched inward toward the inner thigh.  He perscribed Dioxylin for infection for 10 days to see if it goes away.

Ok, on to the question.  7 years ago my mother had ovarian cancer.  It was a rather odd case becuase in her early thirties she had had what she thought was a complete hysterctomy.  Apparantly there was an ovary in there still.  It was classified as Ovarian cancer of endometriod type? The mass was the size of a football and had burst.  The surgeons thought it was non cancerous but the test done showed cancerous cells and she underwent chemo. She's been fine since.

Ooops, still now question...

Ok, here goes.  Are any of the things I'm experienceing indicate ovarian cancer?
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He never mentioned feeling anything.  The symptoms that I assumed were the yeast infection were itchy vulva, pain around the vagina upon initial penetration. Swelling and redness of the vagina and splits in the skin on the lips of the vulva and around the clitoral area.  The splits were what finally made be go get checked out becuase of the stinging.  The problems always came a few weeks before my period and went away after my period.  I guess that's why I didn't bother to go to the doctors, it seemed to clear up, and come back.  I used Monastat once, and the symptoms went away...for a month.

It's hard to rely on other symptoms...I mean, feeling fatigued? I'm 35, mother of a 10 year old and a 6 year old, I work full time and take courses...who wouldn't be fatigued??  I have some pain (very slight) in the lower abdomen on the same side as the lump.  I get night sweats from time to time, mostly during PMS.
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Thank you for such a quick response.  I've put this site in "my favorites" so I'll be sure to come back after my 10 days of antibiotics and let you know if the lump went away!
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Hi there Lavaughan. Did you get to the bottom of the problem. I am currently experiencing very similar symptoms and you're the first person to mention a lump in the groin, vaginal splitting, fatigue, lower ab pain in combination - which matches my symptoms... as well as querying cancer. An ultrasound has discovered a mass on my right ovary (with sold/semi solid characteristics) and free pelvic fluid.
I also have two small hard lumps in my groin on the same side (which i've not mentioned to my doc), only pain on the right side during periods, constant dull pain with regular sharp stabbing, pulling/squeezing feelings in the lower right abdo (which radiates down my right leg), dizziness/lightheadedness with occassional weakness/dizziness on standing, ocassional chest pains (left sided only - perhaps a conincidence), a clicking grumbling feeling on the right abdo (felt by resting a hand there), increased abdo size, increased gas (first thing in the morning/at night), irregular periods (irregular for over a year - cycles range from 28 days - 63 days  with anything between 3 and 7 days bleeding), right sided headaches behind the eye (began in the past year -very rarely had headaches before this). I'm generally ok. It's not stopping me from going to work, however it is making work quite exhausing and i dont feel comfortable with rushing around at the moment as it feels like something may pop or get stuck - it feels as if i have a "stich" when i move or roll over quickly. Does any of this strike a chord with you.. or anyone else at this forum. I've been referred to a gyn and should have received my appointment time this week but it hasnt arrived - i winder if anyone else can give me a heads up beofre i go.
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Hello...i also have these symptoms...were you able to uncover the cause?
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I have exactly everything you have....except for the extra small bumps. Did you find anything out??
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hi there,im 20 and ive just recently noticed a lump in my groin,theres no pain and the lump feels as if its about 2cm,ive had it for about 3 weeks now and i keep thinking its growing but im not sure if its phsycological. I have polycystic ovaries so im not sure if that has anything to do with it,the only thing that has changed is that my whole body is so itchy and im always feeling tired,if anyone could give me any advice id be very greatful
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Hi there,
A lump in your groin could indicate an infection somewhere.  Your glands in the groin and  under your arm can go up and down with even stuff like the flu or mono.  If you are worried then do go to your GP and check it out.  
Peace...
kim
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I had a lump (about the size of a large olive) on my right side of my lower groin I thought for sure was a lymph node.  I went and saw my doctor...head hung in shame (thought it was a VD)..turns out it was an inguinal hernia.  Much more common in men than women, but I'm here to tell you it's possible!
I was so relieved, hope you find out soon,
carol
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i have been experiencing what i think is a yeast infection (not sure)  for at least a year.  however it only flares up during my monthly cycle.  also for a little longer than that a sharp stabbing pain in the left side groin area.  of and on not necessary during my period or any strenuous activity.  here lately more often its even woke me up in middle of the night.  pap came back normal as well as several blood test.  dont know what to think/expect.  can anybody shed some lights????   tks in advance!!!!!
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