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Hello, this is Dr K99. Answers are not medical advice and do not constitute a Dr/patient relationship. Please consult your Dr for medical advice.Hello I can help you with this question
This is a lymph node in the inguinal area. It is a common area to have inflamed and enlarged nodes
Sometimes the nodes here become enlarged from shaving the bikini line or pubic area or from an ingrown hair. The fact that it is tender also points to that diagnosis
It should go away after a few months, since it has not, medical attention is needed. Your Dr may choose to wait and watch it for a while or refer you for removal of it. It would be a simple outpatient procedure.
What questions do you have?
Should I go to my OB/GYN or just my regular physician?
I dont think it matters, you will need referral to a surgeon for biopsy or removal. So either your regular Dr or gyn can do that.
Since it has been there for a few months, could it be something worse than just an ingrown hair or a reaction to shaving?
Highly unlikely since it is small and has stayed small. If it was something serious, would likely be growing
Ok, thank you for your help.
You are welcome