Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
149 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What causes vibrating sensations in the groin area?

Answered by
Dr. Olsi Taka


Practicing since :2004

Answered : 3650 Questions

Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2016 in Brain and Spine
Question: What is the cause of "fluttering" or vibration in the groin area?
Answered by Dr. Olsi Taka 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Read below.

Detailed Answer:
I read your question carefully and I understand your concern.

There can be several causes to the vibration sensation you describe.

One possible cause is a mild muscle strain in the area.

A compression of a peripheral nerve supplying that area is another common cause. It can be due to arthritic changes leading to compression or irritation of the nerve. Another cause of nerve damage would be also damage of the nerve from diabetes or nutritional deficiencies like that of vitamin B12.

Electrolyte alterations, especially calcium, magnesium or potassium can at times be manifested with such symptoms.

Another not so uncommon cause could also simply be anxiety.

So I believe you should give it a few days if it is something of a recent onset, it is not indicative of a threatening issue and if due to a muscle strain of anxiety it might improve spontaneously. If it has been going on for a long time, or persists in the next weeks then some routine blood tests would be the next step to screen for causes of nerve damage, tests like blood count, glucose, liver and kidney function, electrolyte panel, vitamin B12 level, thyroid function. In case those tests show no evident cause an imaging exam of the spine and pelvic area may be considered.

I remain at your disposal for other questions.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
Drug/Medication ,  
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Peripheral nerve

doctor1 MD

right hand is weak. I drop things and its hard to grip onto things. I feel mild discomfort when using it. It shakes uncontrollably at times when...

doctor1 MD

So I have tremors leading to a a twitch that then leads to a full on body seize. I twitch really fast. I breath really hard. I just repeat...

doctor1 MD

I have been having tingling sensation on my right shoulder. Only about four-five times a day. This has been going on for five days. Only lasts for...

doctor1 MD

In a recent softball game I slid in the outfield to retrieve a ball. The ground was pretty hard and I hit my left knee flat on the ground. Since...

doctor1 MD

What s the best treatment for old disc fractures at t11 & t12 that are causing alot of pain in the thoracic region and referred pain to ribs. Some...

doctor1 MD

I had sex with my boyfriend the other night and it was normal, I was more then wet enough, and then 24 hours later I became sore and itchy, and...

doctor1 MD

hi i have been 2 my doc as i have a lump on my back and he says it is a cysti he tried 2 pop it but its blocked and he then told me 2 go home and...