Groin Problems and Injuries - Preparing For Your Appointment
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
You can help your
doctor diagnose and treat your condition by being prepared to answer the
Before your appointment
If you have a rash, do not
have sexual contact or activity until you are seen by your doctor. This will
reduce the risk of transmitting a possible infection to your sex partner. If
you do have an STI, your sex partner or partners may need to be evaluated and
Questions to prepare for your doctor appointment
- What are your main symptoms? How long have you
had your symptoms?
- Have you had this problem before? If so, do you
know what caused the problem at that time? How was it treated?
activities make your symptoms better or worse? What sports do you participate
- How and when did an injury occur? How was it
- Have you had any injuries in the past to the same area? Do
you have any continuing problems because of the previous injury?
you think that activities related to your job or hobbies caused your
- Have you had infections or rashes in the groin area in
- Do you or your sex partner engage in
high-risk sexual behaviors? Do you think you have been
exposed to a
sexually transmitted infection (STI)?
your sex partner have any genital symptoms or problems?
- Have you
had any surgeries or procedures in the groin area?
- Have you been
told that you have a hernia?
- What home treatment measures have you
tried? Did they help?
- What prescription and nonprescription
medicines have you taken? Did they help?
- Do you have any