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Forum Name: Dermatology Topics
Question: Red bump near groin
|JeffK - Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:39 pm||
I have a red bump/mark in the skin fold where my leg and groin meet. The mark is about 1/8" big and it looks like there is a crack in the center of it. The crack area is shiny but nothing appears on a tissue when I dab it. It is right where the the leg band of my underwear is so it is a bit uncomfortable. Any thoughts as to what it is and what I need to do? Thank you
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:52 pm||
There are a few possibilities. If the crack is more of a central dimple this may be a bump from a virus called molluscum contagiosum. It may also be that you have a clogged pore or hair follicle that has developed into a small bump.
Both these can be irritated and exacerbated by rubbing from clothing, which may be causing the lump to persist longer than it typically would.
If this continues I would suggest you see your doctor to get a better diagnosis and possibly even have it removed.
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