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Category: Dermatology
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Experience:  Internal Medicine Physician
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.

can I help? do you have a pic?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Here is a picture, the swelling in my groin isn't as bad at the moment but the area is tender and the skin feels slightly sore to touch! I
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.

Fungal infection.

Get OTC jock itch spray

If that doesn't work see your doctor for oral fluconazole

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do you think the swelling is related? Should I worry about it? I'm quite a hypochondriac and all I worry about is cancer, I have myself stressed out entirely right now!
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.

is it swollen where the rash is? or in the groin?

Is the swelling painful?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's in the left inguinal part of my groin, again there no hard lumps and it isn't growing bigger but it's tender (could be continued poking and proding) it's only on my left side of my groin area too, just above my penis on the left side
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There is no rash where it's swollen either
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.

It seems like you have a hernia plus a fungal rash.

I am worried that it could be a bacterial infection like cellulitis though

I would see a doctor about this asap

Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.

please don't forget a positive rating. :)

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