ZocdocAnswersWhat is a lump on my right side pubic area?

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What is a lump on my right side pubic area?

Lower stomach is extended and feels like a lot of pressure, can't eat, did have a bowl movement, feel hot like fever and very weak!

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A lump in the pubic area may indicate a number of conditions, some of which can be very serious and should be evaluated by a physician. When the lump is accompanied by other symptoms such as pain or pressure, lack of appetite, fevers, and lethargy, the situation would appear to be more on the severe side of the scale. When you go to see your physician or emergency department, be prepared to ask them about some of these possibilities. A lump in the pubic area could represent a hernia. A hernia is the protrusion of a segment of small bowel or the fat around the small bowel into the inguinal canal or through the muscles of the abdomen. The inguinal canal is a channel that is sometimes open that connects the abdominal space with the scrotum in men and the labia in women. It is possible for a segment of bowel to become stuck in this space and become obstructed or have the blood supply to it blocked, this is called an incarcerated hernia. An incarcerated hernia can also happen if the bowel pushes through the muscles of the abdominal wall. Symptoms of fever, pain, and weakness can associate this medical emergency. A lump in the pubic area can also be related to the scrotum and testicles in males or could be vaginal in origin in females. A complete physical exam by your doctor can help clarify the cause of your symptoms and provide a clear treatment plan.

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