Groin pain - Overview
Pain - groin; Lower abdominal pain; Genital pain; Perineal pain
Definition of Groin pain:
Groin pain refers to discomfort in the area where the abdomen ends and the legs begin. This article focuses on groin pain in men.
In males, the terms "groin" and "testicle" are sometimes used interchangeably. But what causes pain in one won't necessarily do so in the other.
Common causes of groin pain in men include:
- Reviewed last on: 9/30/2009
- David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Scott Miller, MD, Urologist in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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