What other symptoms might occur with groin pain?

Groin pain may be accompanied by other symptoms depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. For example, groin pain due to an infection may be associated with a fever, redness and warmth around the affected area.

Symptoms that may occur along with groin pain

Symptoms that may occur along with groin pain include:

  • A mass, bulge or lump in the groin area and/or scrotum

  • Difficulty performing your usual sports activities or exercises, such as running, skating or swimming

  • Flu-like symptoms (fatigue, fever, sore throat, headache, cough, aches and pains)

  • Loss of appetite

  • Lower back pain

  • Pain or itching in the genital area

  • Painful urination

  • Pelvic or lower abdominal pain

  • Rectal or vaginal discharge

  • Swollen lymph nodes in the groin or elsewhere

  • Trouble walking

  • Weakness of the hip muscles

Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition

In some cases, groin pain may occur with other symptoms that might indicate a serious or life-threatening condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911)  if you, or someone you are with, have groin pain along with other serious symptoms including:

  • Bleeding symptoms, such as bloody urine, bloody stools, or unusual rectal discharge

  • Change in consciousness or alertness, confusion

  • Difficulty breathing, wheezing, or shortness of breath

  • Dizziness or lightheadedness

  • Genital ulcers or blisters

  • High fever (higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit)

  • Increased or decreased urine output

  • Severe lower abdominal pain

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Redness or warmth in the groin area

  • Sudden swelling of the scrotum

  • Yellow, pus-like discharge from the penis or vagina


What is groin pain?

Groin pain is any discomfort in the groin area. The groin area is where your abdomen ends and your legs begin. The groin is also called the inguinal area and includes your upper inner thigh as well as the front area where your legs attach to your torso.... Read more about groin painintroduction


What causes groin pain?

Groin pain can be caused by a wide variety of diseases, disorders and conditions including infectious diseases, trauma, malignancy (cancer), and other abnormal processes. Groin pain can also be due to a problem in another area, such as the hip. This is called referred groin pain. In some cases, groin pain is a symptom of a serious or life-threatening condition.

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Medical Reviewer: Cynthia Haines, MD Last Annual Review Date: Aug 2, 2013 Copyright: © Copyright 2014 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the HealthGrades User Agreement.