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Painless lump near groin area

yesterday one of my friends discovered a hard painless lump located in her right side of groin area. she told me that a week ago she was experiencing a pain in her right leg but there was no lump present. could this pain be related to the lump that's there now? what could this lump be?
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796253 tn?1344991332
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Hi and thanks for using the forum.

Your friend should have the lump checked out by her doctor.  The pain may be related, but I cannot be sure.  This could be a swollen gland, a sebaceous cyst, a hernia, or even a muscle pull among other things and should be evaluated.   Good luck.

Bridget
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thanks for your response. what causes a swollen gland or sebaceous cyst?
796253 tn?1344991332
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A swollen gland can occur when you have an infection or virus (even something like a very mild cold).  A sebaceous cyst is basically a clogged hair folicle.

Bridget
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