Groin pain refers to discomfort in the area where the abdomen ends and the legs begin. This article focuses on groin pain in men. The terms "groin" and "testicle" are sometimes used interchangeably. But what causes pain in one area does not always cause pain in the other.
Pain - groin; Lower abdominal pain; Genital pain; Perineal pain
Common causes of groin pain include:
Less common causes include:
Home care depends on the cause. Follow your health care provider's recommendations.
When to Contact a Medical Professional
Call your provider if:
What to Expect at Your Office Visit
The provider will do an exam of the groin area and ask questions about your medical history and symptoms, such as:
Tests that may be performed include:
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Review Date: 8/31/2015
Reviewed By: Jennifer Sobol, DO, urologist at the Michigan Institute of Urology, West Bloomfield, MI. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.
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