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Injury to the groin - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I got hit groin playing basketball yesterday. Its still sore this morning. So I need to know what to do
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   24
Doctor :   Do you have pain while passing urine?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have blood or any other discoloration in the urine?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you notice swelling / redness/ blackish discoloration over the groin?
User :   a little swelling and redness
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have fever?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness?
User :   no
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
Doctor :   Based on the description, you seem to have inflammation secondary to the injury.
Doctor :   The extent of the injury can be predicted by physical examination alone.
Doctor :   I shall suggest you few measures which can help you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   1. Use analgesics - Tablet Ibuprofen 400 mg twice a day after food for 3 days.
Doctor :   2. Apply cold fomentation or Icing on the affected region.
Doctor :   3. Use loose clothing instead of thigh fitting clothes(pants and underwears?
User :   ok no support then
Doctor :   4. If the pain and swelling is severe, avoid straining.
Doctor :   5. Watch out for these symptoms - increase in the size of the swelling,
Doctor :   notice any blood in the urine,
User :   ok
Doctor :   fever,
Doctor :   If you notice any of these symptoms or if the pain is persisting for more than the next 2 days, I suggest you to consider consulting your doctor for physical examination.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   what about support to keep things from bocning when i walk
Doctor :   Its preferrable that you avoid using very tight clothes.
Doctor :   Tight clothes can aggravate inflammation or delay the recovery.
Doctor :   Hence use of loose clothes is advisable.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   bye
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