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Severe Groin pain. Sore throat. Are both related?

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58 yr old male. Severe Groin pain. Sore throat - may or may not be related
Posted Mon, 30 Sep 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Kerry Pottinger 36 minutes later
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These two symptoms are unlikely to be related.
The groin pain may indicate a muscle strain or an inguinal hernia. The sore throat is likely to be a viral doctor for the hernia. There may sometimes be a small swelling but abscence of a swelling does not exclude a hernia. Treatment would be an operation to repair it. If it proves to be a muscle strain then rest would be appropriate.
For your sore throat, I would suggest paracetamol.
I hope this helps. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Dr K A Pottinger,
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Follow-up: Severe Groin pain. Sore throat. Are both related? 19 hours later
Could it be an std. If so what kind
Answered by Dr. Kerry Pottinger 41 minutes later
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Very unlikely.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for the further question.
On the basis of the information you have given me these symptoms do not fit with a diagnosis of an STD. However, if you are concerned about an STD, I would suggest a visit to your doctor for an examination and tests.
Dr K A Pottinger,
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