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Groin swelling

Groin swelling: Introduction

Groin swelling: Swelling in the groin joint area. See detailed information below for a list of 39 causes of Groin swelling, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Groin swelling:

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

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Causes of Types of Groin swelling:

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Groin swelling: Symptom Checker

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

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Groin swelling Treatments

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Stories from Users for Groin swelling

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Message Boards for Groin swelling

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Diagnostic tests for Groin swelling:

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

  • Physical examination
    • Look and feel any obvious swelling in the groin. If not apparent, asking the person to cough may make the lump appear and suggests a hernia feel the area of the swelling and ask the person to cough to feel the lump expand and a cough impulse which usually suggests an inguinal hernia
    • Determine if the swelling is reducible which suggests a femoral or inguinal hernia
    • Determine if the swelling transilluminates when a torch is used. If the lump does transilluminate, this may suggest a hydrocele of the spermatic cord
    • Observe the skin overlying the groin lump. If red may suggest a strangulated hernia or abscess
    • Feel for pulsatility of the lump which suggest femoral artery aneurysm
  • more tests...»

Groin swelling: Animations

Groin swelling: Comorbid Symptoms

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

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Groin swelling

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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 swelling. 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 swelling: Deaths

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Causes of Groin swelling listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Groin swelling as a symptom include:

Organs affected by Groin swelling:

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

Detailed list of causes of Groin swelling

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

How Common are these Causes of Groin swelling?

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 swelling. Of the 39 causes of Groin swelling that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Groin swelling:

The following list of conditions have 'Groin swelling' 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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  • Plague ... swollen groin lymph nodes




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Causes of Groin swelling Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Groin swelling based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

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

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

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    What are the alternative names for Groin swelling:

    Inguinal swelling, Groin mass
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Groin swelling:

    Subtypes of Groin swelling:

    Inguinal swelling (21 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Groin swelling:

    Swelling symptoms (3730 causes), Groin symptoms (51 causes)

    Symptoms related to Groin swelling:

    Leg swelling (576 causes), Abdominal swelling (499 causes), Groin symptoms (51 causes), Hip symptoms (285 causes), Inguinal hernia, Hernia, Femoral hernia, Swollen lymph nodes (452 causes), Varicose veins (65 causes), Undescended testicle (29 causes), Femoral artery aneurysm, Lipoma, Skin tumor, Abscess (44 causes)

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