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Groin pain

Groin pain: Introduction

The groin is the joint between the hip and the upper leg. Some people incorrectly say "groin pain" when they really mean testicle pain....more »

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Causes of Groin pain:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Groin pain. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Groin pain

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Causes of Types of Groin pain:

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Groin pain: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Groin pain, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Groin pain Treatments

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Stories from Users for Groin pain

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Message Boards for Groin pain

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Diagnostic tests for Groin pain:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Groin pain. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Look and feel for any obvious swelling in the groin. If not apparent, asking the person to cough may make the lump appear and suggests a hernia. If the lump expands with coughing and there is a cough impulse this usually suggests an inguinal hernia
    • Determine if the lump is reducible which suggests a femoral or inguinal hernia
    • Observe the skin overlying the groin lump. If red may suggest a strangulated hernia or abscess
    • Feel for pulsatility of the lump which suggests femoral artery aneurysm
  • more tests...»

Groin pain: Animations

Medications or substances causing Groin pain:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Groin pain as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Groin pain: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Groin pain may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Groin pain

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Groin pain. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Groin pain: Deaths

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Groin pain: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Groin pain:

The list of organs typically affected by Groin pain may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Groin pain

The list below shows some of the causes of Groin pain mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Groin pain?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Groin pain. Of the 37 causes of Groin pain that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 32 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Groin pain:

The following list of conditions have 'Groin pain' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Groin pain?

Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Groin pain, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

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Classifications of Groin pain:

Subtypes of Groin pain:

Loin pain (33 causes)

Medical Conditions associated with Groin pain:

Pain (6458 causes), Groin symptoms (51 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

Symptoms related to Groin pain:

Testicle pain (35 causes), Hip pain (111 causes), Leg pain (214 causes), Groin symptoms (51 causes), Groin swelling (39 causes), Groin injury, Hip condition, Hip injury, Pelvis fracture, Hernia, Inguinal hernia, Swollen groin lymph nodes, Spinal disc disease, Referred pain Kidney stone, Referred testicular pain, Referred scrotum pain, Testicular injury, Orchitis

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Medical News summaries about Groin pain

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Groin pain

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