I wasn't sure which forum to post this in,however I'm hoping someone can answer my question.
On Monday I woke up and noticed two long scratches on the left side of my groin/close to crease in my leg which I must have done in my sleep, I didn't think much of them.
The following day I woke up and noticed that I had a swollen lump in the left side of my groin next to where the scratches are. I am guessing it is a swollen lymph node?....It is quite achy/sore. Would a small thing like scratches cause a lymph node to swell?
I will admit that I am a bit of worrier, so I apologize if this question seems ridiculous. The lump feels firm/tender/sore/and moveable (I think). It also disappears when I lie down - when I was younger Ihad a hernia removed from next to my belly button (left side) could this be related?
I have recently just got over a sinus infection,although in this case I am guessing that is irrelevent as sinuses are not located in the groin.
It's probably a Bartholin's cyst. The scratches didn't cause it but you may have found it irritating enough in your sleep to scratch it. You could try soaking in a hot tub to get it to drain, but if it gets large and painful enough you will have to have it drained by doctor. Good luck.
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