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Swelling and pain in the groin post an injury - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Men's Health
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
Doctor :   I am Dr.XXX here
User :   I was hit in the groin playing basketball
Doctor :   Ok
User :   It still is sore and uncomfortable there
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   When was that?
User :   last evening
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Has the pain increased in severity?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Slight soreness and discomfort is common
Doctor :   Did you get fever?
User :   no
User :   what can i do to feel better
Doctor :   Have you taken any medications for pain?
User :   yes that helps
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Which one have you taken now?
User :   motrin i think
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Fine, you can continue with that
Doctor :   How is the swelling on inspection?
Doctor :   is it very much swollen
Doctor :   and /or red?
User :   swollen a little
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   If the swelling/pain increases
Doctor :   or if you develop fever
Doctor :   then it is an alarm for you to visit the doctor
User :   ok
Doctor :   or else, you can continue with the current medication
Doctor :   and observe for 3 days
Doctor :   it should gradually increase in a span of week
User :   ok will support help
Doctor :   'decrease I mean
Doctor :   sorry for telling it "increase"
User :   np
Doctor :   support is not required
Doctor :   just take good amount of rest for 2-3 days initially
User :   ok
User :   how about cold packs
Doctor :   Cold packs are helpful
User :   ok
Doctor :   but should not be very cold
Doctor :   as it is a sensitive area
Doctor :   just cool cloth wrap would be fine
Doctor :   not the refrigerated ones
User :   ok
Doctor :   is there anything else you want to ask?
User :   no thank you i'll just rest then
Doctor :   Yes, that is fine enough
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