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What causes lower inner groin pain?

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Posted on Fri, 1 Aug 2014
Question: Having pain for couple weeks off & on in lower inner groin. Almost feels like it is where my leg connects to my body inner left upper leg.
I should add that I have bursitis in my left outer hip. Don't know if this has anything to do with the pain in my inner groin or not.
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (1 hour later)
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Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Lower inner groin pain can be caused by an inguinal hernia, inflammation of the adductor muscle or even urinary tract infection.
Inguinal hernia usually gives also a lump in the pain area. The pain gets more intense when standing and coughing, lifting heavy objects. The pain goes away when lying down.
Adductor muscles inflammation is usually caused by physical activity like jogging or bike riding. The pain appears usually when walking or moving the leg.
Urinary tract infection gives also lower abdominal pain, frequent urinating, pain while urinating.
Spine problems usually gives pain which goes through one side butt and goes down to the leg.

I suggest you to consult your doctor and start with groin ultrasound. If urinary tract infection seems probable, urine analysis should be done.

Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions.
Regards.
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What causes lower inner groin pain?

Brief Answer: Detailed below. Detailed Answer: Hello! Thank you for the query. Lower inner groin pain can be caused by an inguinal hernia, inflammation of the adductor muscle or even urinary tract infection. Inguinal hernia usually gives also a lump in the pain area. The pain gets more intense when standing and coughing, lifting heavy objects. The pain goes away when lying down. Adductor muscles inflammation is usually caused by physical activity like jogging or bike riding. The pain appears usually when walking or moving the leg. Urinary tract infection gives also lower abdominal pain, frequent urinating, pain while urinating. Spine problems usually gives pain which goes through one side butt and goes down to the leg. I suggest you to consult your doctor and start with groin ultrasound. If urinary tract infection seems probable, urine analysis should be done. Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions. Regards.