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What causes a strange discomfort in the groin area?

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Posted on Sat, 23 May 2015
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I have been experiencing a strange discomfort in my groin area, it almost feels like my underware is pressing on something on the left side. I saw the GP a couple months ago as it was more uncomfortable than painful. she said there were no glands down there which were swollen and all looked ok. There is nothing to see but I can feel it, not by touch but when I walk. Also seen her on several other occasions 1 bout of cystitis and 2 of thrush in last 3 months (Possibly nothing related!) I had a urine sample taken to test diabetes, all clear. I have another appt on Monday for a swab to be taken. Any ideas?
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Hernia is possible reason.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Such strange symptoms can be caused either by inguinal/femoral hernia or by inflammation of the adductor of the thigh. Sometimes it is very hard to find out which of this two conditions is the case.
Hernia can give discomfort or pain when coughing or lifting heavy objects. Both cases can give discomfort while walking.
Adductor inflammation is more possible if the discomfort has appeared after some physical activity like jogging or bike riding.

I suggest you to have groin ultrasound done to rule this conditions out.

Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (8 minutes later)
Thanks I will mention that to the GP on Monday
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
You are welcome.

Detailed Answer:
You are welcome.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes a strange discomfort in the groin area?

Brief Answer: Hernia is possible reason. Detailed Answer: Hello! Thank you for the query. Such strange symptoms can be caused either by inguinal/femoral hernia or by inflammation of the adductor of the thigh. Sometimes it is very hard to find out which of this two conditions is the case. Hernia can give discomfort or pain when coughing or lifting heavy objects. Both cases can give discomfort while walking. Adductor inflammation is more possible if the discomfort has appeared after some physical activity like jogging or bike riding. I suggest you to have groin ultrasound done to rule this conditions out. Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions. Regards.