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Forum Name: Obstetrics

Question: pregnant with painful lump near pubic area


 krucialkeesh - Sun May 31, 2009 4:31 am

I'm 32 weeks pregnant with a painful lump in pubic area right where the pubic hair meets the thigh. Its pain from the lump and it has my right buttock hurting what could this possibly be?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:07 pm

User avatar Hello,
A painful groin lump is most often associated with an infected follicle, ingrown hair, cyst or even hernia. It would require a professional looking at it to determine for sure. Pain can radiate away from the point of origin so you could experience buttock pain for that reason. Of course there could also be more than one event occurring at once, such as sciatica or other pain resulting from pressure on the spine from the enlarged uterus.

A follicle problem may be relieved with warm, moist packs, such as a very wash cloth, alternated with a second one when it becomes cool.

A hernia results from a weakening in the muscle wall which allows a part of intestine to protrude. This can be an emergency so if you suspect that, talk to your doctor sooner rather than later. In any case, be sure to point this out to your OB the next time you have a prenatal exam.

Best wishes.

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