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If you have any of the following symptoms, evaluate those symptoms first.

  • A problem with the penis, scrotum, or testicle: Go to the topic Male Genital Problems and Injuries.
  • A urinary problem: Go to the topic Urinary Problems, Age 12 and Older or Urinary Problems, Age 11 and Younger.
  • Exposure to a sexually transmitted disease (STD): Go to the topic Exposure to Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
  • A cut: Go to the topic Cuts.
  • A hip injury or problem: Go to the topic Hip Problems and Injuries, Age 12 and Older or Hip Problems and Injuries, Age 11 or Younger.
  • Lower abdominal pain: Go to the topic Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older or Abdominal Pain, Age 11 and Younger.
  • A rash on other parts of your body as well as in the groin: Go to the topic Rash, Age 12 and Older or Rash, Age 11 and Younger.
  • A problem develops after a groin operation: Go to the topic Postoperative Problems.

Note: If you recently had a medical procedure such as a heart study (coronary angiogram) and have developed a lump or bulge, pain, or bleeding in your groin area, report your symptoms immediately to the doctor who did the procedure.

Have you had an injury to the groin?

Do you have pain in the groin but you have not had an injury?

Do you have a lump, bulge, or swelling in the groin?

Do you have a rash in the groin area?

If a visit to a health professional is not needed immediately, see the Home Treatment section for self-care information.


WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: March 01, 2013
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