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When should you call the doctor about pain around your groin?

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You should call your doctor about pain around your groin when:

Go to the emergency room if you have intense pain, or you have pain along with fever, chills, and nausea.

  • The pain is very bad or it doesn’t get better in a few days
  • There’s swelling or a lump around or in your testicle
  • Pain in your side moves into your groin and testicle
  • There’s blood in your urine

From: Why Does My Groin Hurt? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Groin Pain: Male,” “Kidney Infection.”  

Nemours Foundation: “Groin Strain.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Inguinal Hernia,” “Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis).”

American Cancer Society: “Do I Have Testicular Cancer?”

Urology Care Foundation: “Below the Belt: Pain Men Shouldn’t Ignore.”

Washington University School of Medicine: “When to Worry About Groin Pain.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 8, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Groin Pain: Male,” “Kidney Infection.”  

Nemours Foundation: “Groin Strain.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Inguinal Hernia,” “Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis).”

American Cancer Society: “Do I Have Testicular Cancer?”

Urology Care Foundation: “Below the Belt: Pain Men Shouldn’t Ignore.”

Washington University School of Medicine: “When to Worry About Groin Pain.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 8, 2019

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