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
Loss of appetite
Lower back pain
Pain or itching in the genital area
Pelvic or lower abdominal pain
Rectal or vaginal discharge
Swollen lymph nodes in the groin or elsewhere
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.