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Dr. Huntley's DIAGNOSIS CHECKLIST for Groin lump Questions Your Doctor Ma As! an# $%& During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques in his assesment of the symptom: Groin lump. These may include a physical examination or other medical tests. our doctor may as! several questions when assessing your condition. t is important to remem#er that your consultation is a two$way process and any extra information you can share with your doctor may help them with their diagnosis.
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  Dr. Huntley's DIAGNOSIS CHECKLIST for Groin lump Questions Your Doctor Ma As! an# $%& During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques in his assesment of the symptom: Groin lump. These may include a physical examination or other medical tests. our doctor may as! several questions when assessing your condition. t is important to remem#er that your consultation is a two$way process and any extra information you can share with your doctor may help them with their diagnosis. %ome of the questions your doctor may as! are listed #elow: &.How long have you had the groin lump $%'  to determine if acute or chronic.(. s it intermittent or constant $%'  if intermittent this may suggest the groin lump is reduci#le and thus should consider a femoral or inguinal hernia.).*is! factors for hernia $%'  e.g. heavy lifting wor!, chronic #ronchitis with persistent coughing, constipation, difficulty passing urine.+.ccupational history $%'  e.g. heavy wor!, especially lifting may predispose to hernias.-.Have you #een #itten #y a mosquito $%'  may suggest ymphatic filariasis /if person has traveled to areas where it may #e contracted0.1.Travel history $%'  e.g. primary syphilis is rare in ur#an 2ustralia #ut must #e excluded if suspect this diagnosis, especially if there has #een recent sexual contact in %outh 3ast 2sia4 5hancroid is usually only seen following sexual exposure in %outh 3ast 2sia, ndia or 2frica4 ymphogranuloma venereum is usually only seen following sexual exposure in 3ast and 6est 2frica, ndia, parts of %outheast 2sia, %outh 2merica and the 5ari##ean4 ymphatic filariasis is  found in northern 2ustralia, 7acific slands, west and 5entral 2frica, %outh 2merica and ndia.8.%exual history $%'  to help determine ris! of herpes simplex, H 9, syphilis, 5hancroid, lymphogranuloma venereum which may all cause swollen groin lymph nodes. Questions our #octor ma as! a(out relate# smptoms' %ometimes, other symptoms may #e present and may help your doctor analyse your condition. These may include: &.7ain $%'  may suggest an a#scess, haematoma, lymphadenitis, strangulated hernia, o#turated hernia.(.7ulsatile mass $%'  suggests femoral artery aneurysm.).9omiting $%'  may suggest strangulated hernia or o#structed hernia.+.Genital ulcers or sores $%'  may suggest herpes simplex infection, primary or secondary syphilis, Donovanosis, 5hancroid or ymphogranuloma venereum which may all causeenlarged groin lymph nodes.-.%ymptoms of inguinal hernia $%'  e.g. dragging, aching sensation in the groin that gets worse as the day  passes. %ometimes there is nil discomfort. The groin lump may get smaller when laying down and you may #e a#le to push the lump away.1.%ymptoms of a strangulated hernia /when the #lood supply to the contents of the hernia is cut off0 $%'  e.g. the lump #ecomes very painful and tender. The overlying s!in  #ecomes red, tense and warm.8.%ymptoms of an o#structed hernia /a loop of #owel in the hernia is #loc!ed0 $%'  e.g. a#dominal pain, omitting, a#dominal distention, a#solute constipation0.  .%ymptoms of femoral artery aneurysm $%'  e.g. symptoms are often minimal until progressive narrowing or  #loc!age occurs. The groin mass may thro#.;.%ymptoms of Hodg!in's disease $%'  e.g. painless enlarged lymph nodes /especially in the nec!0, malaise, wea!ness, weight loss, fever, night sweats, itchy s!in, pain in the enlarged lymph nodes with consumption of alcohol.&<.%ymptoms of =on$Hodg!in's lymphoma $%'  e.g. painless enlarged lymph nodes, sweating, itchy s!in.Dr. Huntley's DIAGNOSIS CHECKLIST for Groin pain Questions Your Doctor Ma As! an# $%& During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques in his assesment of the symptom: Groin pain. These may include a physical examination or other medical tests. our doctor may as! several questions when assessing your condition. t is important to remem#er that your consultation is a two$way process and any extra information you can share with your doctor may help them with their diagnosis. %ome of the questions your doctor may as! are listed #elow: &.How long have you had the groin pain $%'  to determine if acute or chronic.(. s it unilateral or #ilateral ). s it intermittent or constant $%'  if intermittent this may suggest the groin lump is reduci#le and thus should consider a femoral or inguinal hernia.+.History of trauma or in>ury to the area $%'  e.g. athletic groin in>ury including muscle and tendon strains and overuse in>uries such as tendonitis.-.*is! factors for hernia  $%'  e.g. heavy lifting wor!, chronic #ronchitis with persistent coughing, constipation, difficulty passing urine.1.ccupational history $%'  e.g. heavy wor!, especially lifting may predispose to hernias. Questions our #octor ma as! a(out relate# smptoms' %ometimes, other symptoms may #e present and may help your doctor analyse your condition. These may include: &.?ever $%'  may suggest psoas a#scess, pyelonephritis, septic arthritis of the hip.(.9omiting $%'  may suggest strangulated hernia or o#structed hernia.).Hip, #ac! or 7elvis pain $%'  pain from the lum#osacral spine, hip or pelvis may #e referred to the groin.+.%ymptoms of inguinal hernia $%'  e.g. dragging, aching sensation in the groin that gets worse as the day  passes. %ometimes there is nil discomfort. The groin lump may get smaller when laying down and you may #e a#le to push the lump away.-.%ymptoms of a strangulated hernia /when the #lood supply to the contents of the hernia is cut off0 $%'  e.g. the groin lump #ecomes very painful and tender. The overlying s!in #ecomes red, tense and warm.1.%ymptoms of an o#structed hernia /a loop of #owel in the hernia is #loc!ed0 $%'  e.g. a#dominal pain, omitting, a#dominal distention, a#solute constipation0.8.%ymptoms of psoas a#scess $%'  e.g. feeling unwell for some months, night sweats, loss of weight..%ymptoms of !idney stones
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