Changes in the groin area? FOUR causes of a lump in crotch region REVEALED

A groin lump is any lump found in the groin area - also known as the crotch - that lies between the torso and legs.

It may vary in size, shape, and colour, and may be on its own or as a group of lumps.

Additionally, it may be painful or not at all, and it may move or break open to become a sore.

There are many causes of a groin lump, and what’s triggering it will influence its appearance.

Many people are concerned they could have cancer, but this is often not the case.

It is important to see a doctor as soon as possible if you notice you have a lump in the groin region.

These are four common reasons for a groin lump.

Sexually transmitted infection

Also known as STIs, one of their symptoms can be a cluster of groin lumps.

Often they break open to form sores, and need to be treated to go away.

Types of STIs include chlamydia, herpes, syphilis and gonorrhoea.


A hernia usually feels like a large, soft lump, and would require immediate medical attention.

It is caused when the intestines or abdominal tissue push through an opening - for example, the intestines breaking through part of the lower abdominal wall.


These are the reason for many groin lumps, and are benign and non-cancerous.

However, they may grow and cause pain or discomfort.

Swollen glands

Groin lumps could also be a swollen lymph gland, caused by a cold or glandular fever.

These usually grow bigger as an immune response to fight bacteria and other foreign particles.

In some cases it could a sign of a more serious condition like cancer.