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Pain in my groin area


Why Does My Groin Hurt? 10 Possible Causes of Groin Pain

Written by WebMD Editorial Contributors

Medically Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on September 11, 2022

In this Article

  • What Is Groin Pain?
  • Common Groin Pain Causes
  • When to Call the Doctor
  • Groin Pain Diagnosis
  • Groin Pain Treatment
  • Groin Pain Prevention

What Is Groin Pain?

Groin pain is discomfort that happens where the inside of your upper thigh and your abdomen come together. It's not the same as pain in your testicles, though that can sometimes cause pain that can spread to your groin.

Common Groin Pain Causes

Most often, groin pain is the result of a muscle, ligament, or tendon strain. This happens to a lot of men who play sports. The pain may happen right away, or it could build over time. Continuing the sport or activity may make the injury worse.

There are other conditions that can cause groin pain, including:

Inguinal hernia: This happens when fat or a loop of your intestine pushes through a weak spot in the muscles of your lower abdomen (belly). You may see a bulge in your groin or scrotum. One quarter of all men will develop this problem sometime during their lifetime. If the intestine or fat gets stuck in the abdominal muscle wall, its blood supply may get cut off. That’s called a strangulated hernia.

Symptoms can include:

  • Redness or sudden pain near the bulge
  • You can’t poop or pass gas
  • Nausea, vomiting, fever

Get urgent care if you have any of these symptoms. A strangulated hernia is a life-threatening emergency.

Surgery can fix a hernia.

Prostatitis: This is swelling or infection in your prostate gland. In addition to pain, you may have a hard time peeing.

See your doctor. Prostatitis can sometimes go away on its own. But if it’s caused by an infection, you may need to take antibiotics.

Epididymitis: This is swelling in the tube where sperm is stored -- the epididymis. Most often, an infection causes it. Signs and symptoms can include:

  • Pain on one side of the scrotum that comes on slowly.
  • Pain while peeing
  • Fever
  • Milky discharge from your penis

Orchitis: It’s swelling in one or both testicles that can cause fertility problems. The same infection that’s behind epididymitis may cause orchitis. The two conditions can happen at the same time. Sometimes, the mumps virus triggers orchitis.

If bacteria is the cause of either condition, an antibiotic can clear it up.

Testicular torsion: This happens when a testicle gets twisted inside your scrotum. It may feel like you got kicked in the crotch. It’s a medical emergency. The twisting (torsion) cuts off the blood supply to your testicle. If it’s not surgically untwisted within a few hours, your testicle can die. It happens most often in teen boys.

Testicular cancer: Most of the time, this cancer causes a painless lump in or on your testicle. But sometimes, it’s painful. It’s not a common cancer. If it’s found early, it’s almost always treated and cured.

Hip problems: Sometimes, hip pain from arthritis or another problem can radiate to your groin. It usually builds slowly and may feel worse when you’re driving or sitting in a low chair. Usually, a doctor will try physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medications first to treat the problem. You may need an operation if these don’t work.

Kidney stones: These are small crystals that form in your kidney and can get stuck in tubes leading to your bladder. The pain can be severe. It’s usually in your back or belly, but it can be in your scrotum or at the tip of your penis, too. If the stone is really big, you may need surgery.

Kidney infection: This usually happens when an infection travels from your bladder and enters one or both of your kidneys. Symptoms may include groin pain, frequent urination, and blood or pus in your pee. The bacteria called E. coli is often to blame. Kidney infections are treated with antibiotics.

When to Call the Doctor

Call 911 if you have:

  • Testicle pain that's sudden or intense
  • Pain that radiates to your back, abdomen, or chest
  • Discomfort along with fever, chills, and nausea

Make an appointment with your doctor if:

  • The groin 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.

Groin Pain Diagnosis

If you think you may have groin pain, your doctor will ask:

  • When the pain started
  • What activities you do regularly
  • If anything makes your pain better or worse.

Your doctor will also want to give you a physical exam to rule out other conditions. They'll also test things like your range of motion and your strength. If they think you might have a groin injury, they may use imaging tests like X-ray and ultrasound to find the problem.

Groin Pain Treatment

If another medical condition causes your groin pain, your doctor will treat that first with medicines, surgery, or both.

If a strain causes your groin pain, your doctor can recommend a physical therapist. They can help you do a mix of stretching and strengthening exercises. They can also wrap your groin area, either with compression clothing or with athletic tape, to help ease swelling. In some cases, they can also teach you how to wrap your groin area yourself.

Over-the-counter pain relievers like acetaminophen or ibuprofen can help you feel better, too. If your injury is more serious, your doctor can prescribe stronger pain relievers.

There are also things you can do at home to feel more comfortable. You can:

  • Pause any athletic activities that you normally do to give your groin a chance to heal. For many, rest is the most important thing you can do to help your pain go away.
  • Put ice where you feel pain using either an ice pack wrapped in cloth or a bag of frozen peas. You should do this for 20 to 30 minutes a few times a day for a few days, or until swelling goes down.

In some cases of groin pain due to strain, if other treatments don't work, you may need surgery to feel better.

Groin Pain Prevention

Groin pulls can be painful, and they can keep you away from activities you love. There are ways that you can help prevent groin pulls that result from strains:

  • Warm up your legs and groin muscles before any physical activity. A light jog or other activities to get your body temperature up can lower your chances of muscle stains.
  • Wear shoes that are comfortable with good support.
  • Raise the intensity of your training slowly.
  • Stop exercising if you feel pain or tightness in your groin or the inside of your thigh.
  • Do regular strengthening exercises for your thigh muscles, especially if you've had a groin pull before.

Ask your doctor about other things you can do to make groin pulls less likely.

12 Things Causing Females to Have Right-Sided Groin Pain

Your groin is the area of your hip located between your stomach and your thigh. It is where your abdomen stops and your legs start.

If you are a woman with pain in your groin on the right side, the discomfort could be an indication of a number of potential problems.

Typically, your pain is caused by an injury of one of the structures in your leg that attach to your groin, such as a torn or strained muscle, ligament, or tendon.

A “groin strain” usually refers to torn or overstretched adductor muscles, which are located on the inside of the thigh.

These types of groin injuries are usually the result of overuse or overexertion and are common among physically active people.

Beyond muscle, ligament, or tendon injury, your groin pain could be the result of any one of various conditions, such as:

Arthritis in your hip

A typical symptom of hip arthritis is deep groin-area pain that sometimes radiates down to the inside of your leg to the area of your knee. This groin pain can become more intense by standing or walking for extended periods of time.

Enlarged lymph nodes

Lymph nodes, also called lymph glands, in the groin (inguinal or femoral lymph nodes) can swell and cause discomfort for a number of reasons, including injury, infection (lymphadenitis) or, rarely, cancer.

Femoral hernia

Occurring more commonly in women than in men, a femoral hernia is part of your bowel or fatty tissue poking through a weak spot in your abdominal wall into the femoral canal in your groin area at the top of your inner thigh.

Hip fracture

With a hip fracture, pain will typically be present in the groin or over the outer upper thigh. If you have a hip bone that’s weak, such as from cancer or a stress injury, you might feel aching pain in the groin or thigh area some time before the fracture.

Inguinal hernia

An inguinal hernia is a hernia in the groin area. Although more common in men, an inguinal hernia is internal tissue pushing through a weak spot in your groin muscles.

As a woman, you might be experiencing a nonpalpable or occult inguinal hernia that must be evaluated with laparoscopy.

Kidney stones

Kidney stones are a hard buildup of minerals and salts formed inside your kidneys. A kidney stone typically does not cause pain until it moves, either within your kidney or into your ureter that connects your bladder to your kidney.

Kidney stones can be felt with pain radiating to the groin. Other symptoms of kidney stones can include:

  • severe pain in the back and side
  • nausea and vomiting
  • persistent need to urinate
  • pain when urinating
  • brown, red or pink urine
  • urinating frequently in small amounts

Osteitis pubis

Osteitis pubis is a noninfectious inflammation of the pubic symphysis, a joint located between the left and right pubic bones above the external genitalia and in front of the bladder.

Symptoms of osteitis pubis can include:

  • sharp pain in the groin area that is aggravated by walking, climbing stairs, sneezing and coughing
  • gait disturbance that often leads to a waddling gait
  • low-grade fever

Ovarian cyst

Among the symptoms of an ovarian cyst is pain that radiates from your groin to your sides between the lower ribs and pelvis.

Most ovarian cysts do not cause symptoms. If yours does cause symptoms, they could include, in the lower abdomen on the side where the cyst is:

  • pain
  • pressure
  • swelling
  • bloating

If a cyst ruptures, you might experience sudden, severe pain.

Pinched nerve

When pressure is put on a nerve by the tissue around it, such as muscle, bone or tendon, it can disturb that nerve’s function. A pinched nerve in the hip can result in a burning or sharp pain in your groin.

Urinary tract infections (UTIs)

UTIs can result in moderate to severe groin pain that can intensify when you urinate.

Other symptoms of a urinary tract infection can include:

  • persistent need to urinate
  • urinating frequently in small amounts
  • urine with a strong odor
  • cloudy urine
  • brown, red or pink urine

When pregnant, there could be a number of explanations for groin pain.

  • Your uterus is expanding, which can result in aches and pains in a number of areas including the groin.
  • Some women report that in the late stages of pregnancy if the baby’s head is pressing into the pelvic area it can cause constant or intermittent groin discomfort.
  • A rare cause of pregnancy groin pain is round ligament varicocele. The round ligament connects your uterus to your groin.

If you are experiencing the most common cause of groin pain caused by overexertion or overuse, typically, over time, these types of injuries are likely to improve on their own.

Often, rest and anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen are adequate treatment. If, however, your discomfort persists despite rest, your healthcare provider can make a full diagnosis to determine a treatment plan or to identify a different underlying cause or condition.

If you are experiencing persistent or unusual pain in the groin area, your doctor can identify the source of the discomfort and develop a treatment plan. Definitely see your doctor if:

  • You have noticeable physical symptoms, such as a bulge next to your pubic bone, which could indicate a hernia.
  • You feel that you might have a UTI, it is important to get treatment. Untreated UTI could result in a kidney infection.
  • You have the symptoms of a kidney stone.

You should seek immediate medical help if your groin pain is sudden and severe or accompanied by:

  • fever
  • vomiting
  • rapid breathing
  • weakness, dizziness, faintness

These could be signs of a number of conditions, including a ruptured ovarian cyst.

There are many possible explanations for your pain in the right side of your groin, from a hernia to kidney stones to a pinched nerve. Treatment depends on the cause of the pain, which requires diagnosis by your doctor.

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Groin pain | Prima Medica

Are you worried about pain in the groin area that occurs when walking or sudden movements? Let's find the cause and the ideal solution to this problem.

First of all, it is worth clarifying that the inguinal region is located in the lower part of the peritoneum and is attached to the thighs. It is in this place that the inguinal zone is located, which passes the blood vessels of the thighs, both in men and women. As for physiology, in men in the inguinal region there is a testis, and in women the uterus, in addition to this, there are intestines in the groin.

As a rule, all causes of pain in the groin area are associated with the above urinary organs, it can be inflammation, prostatitis or even a hernia. Let's take a closer look at the cause of pain in the groin area and try to find the source of discomfort.

Causes of pain in the groin area

The cause of pain in the groin area can be many factors that are associated with the anatomical structure of the body and body. Your groin is a collection of muscles that are responsible for flexing your torso, pulling your hips in towards your body, and more. You probably noticed how, after a strenuous workout, aching, but passing pain in the groin appeared.

In the inguinal region is the inguinal canal, which consists of large femoral blood vessels. There are intestines in the groin that can form a hernia.

Causes of pain in the groin area may indicate diseases such as:

  • Tumors and hematomas - both benign and malignant.
  • Injuries to the groin - may occur due to sprains or heavy load during training.
  • Vesiculitis is a male disease caused by inflamed or cold seminal vesicles.
  • Colliculitis is an inflammation of the seminal tubercle.
  • Psoas abscess - problems in the iliopsoas muscle.
  • Herpes is the cause of pain in the groin area in men.
  • Chronic proptosis of the abdomen - appears due to poorly developed abdominal muscles.

The list of diseases that cause pain in the groin area is endless. To identify the disease and find the right solution, you need to know the symptoms of pain in the groin area.

Symptoms of pain in the groin area

Pain in the groin, in principle, like any other pain, can manifest its symptoms anywhere on the body. For example, tingling and numbness of the legs, lower back pain and more. Pain symptoms gradually develop, and the pain in the groin area is gaining momentum. It can all start with a simple tingling that will lead to an ovarian cyst or prostatitis.

Pain symptoms:

  • Pain in the leg and joints - manifested when walking and sudden movements. It is difficult for the patient to determine what exactly is the cause of the pain: sprained ligaments on the leg or still the inguinal region. The cause may be a hernia, urological and gynecological diseases.
  • Pain in the spine or lower back - this symptom has two variants. This may be a disease that is associated with the groin, that is, urology or gynecology. Or pain in the groin area along with pain in the spine or lower back indicates osteochondrosis, infringement of the intervertebral discs.
  • In addition to the symptoms that help identify the disease that causes groin pain, there are several types of pain that allow you to find the problem and the source of pain.
  • Sharp pain in the groin area

    The appearance of a sharp pain in the groin area, as a rule, indicates a hernia. In addition, sharp pain is typical for problems with the ureters and kidneys, testicular torsion is also possible.

    Sharp pain in the groin is a symptom of diseases such as:

    • malignant tumors;
    • testicular inflammation - orchitis or testicular abscess;
    • painful menstruation - algomenorrhea;
    • acute adnexitis - inflammation of the appendages.

    If you experience severe pain in the groin area, you should immediately seek medical help. Since, the likelihood that the pain will go away on its own is very small. It is necessary to diagnose the cause of the pain, and, of course, a full treatment.

    Aching pain in the groin area

    Aching pains in the groin area indicate gynecological and urological diseases that are neglected or chronic.

    Aching pain in the groin area may indicate diseases such as:

    • Inflammation of the genitourinary system - the cause of aching pain can be a banal inflammation. Inflammation in the urinary tract is caused by bacteria. Pain in the groin area has an increasing character, at first it is a small inflammation that quickly moves and spreads to the bladder. If you do not pay attention to this problem and do not use treatment, then the pain in the groin will develop into bilateral inflammation of the ureter and renal pelvis.
    • Gynecological diseases - very often pain in the groin area is the cause of a chronic disease. It can be: endometritis, adnexitis or prostatitis.
    • Drug-induced cystitis - this disease is also characterized by symptoms of pain in the groin. Cystitis or inflammation of the bladder occurs due to irritation of the mucous membrane of the organ. The cause of the pain is the abuse of drugs, which in large doses are concentrated in the bladder and can lead to burns.
    • Infectious cystitis - the causative agents of infection are: Escherichia coli, chlamydia, gonococci, staphylococci, Trichomonas vaginalis. The main symptom of the disease is aching pain in the groin area.

    Right groin pain

    The most common right groin pain problem is a hernia. A hernia is easy to find on the body, it is a swelling in the right side of the groin, it is clearly visible when you are standing. A hernia is formed due to the fact that the internal supporting tissues of the abdomen lose their elasticity, and the intestinal loops fall out of the peritoneum into the groin.

    Please note that if you feel pain in the groin area on the right, but there is no protrusion, that is, visible signs of a hernia, this may indicate that you have a hidden hernia. To diagnose it, it is enough to cough a little, and you will see a small tubercle in the groin on the right. The most dangerous option is a strangulated hernia, it requires immediate hospitalization and surgical intervention.

    Diseases associated with pain in the right groin:

    • Hernia – the symptoms and manifestations of a hernia are discussed above. As for the cause of its appearance, most often it occurs due to weight lifting. So do not overload yourself and test your body for strength.
    • Kidney stone - like a hernia, causes pain in the groin area on the right side. An attack of pain occurs suddenly, and can last from a couple of minutes to several days. In addition to pain in the groin, pain in the hypochondrium, bladder, and lower back speaks of kidney stones. If, when urinating, you have pain in the groin area on the right and there is bloody discharge, you have kidney problems that require immediate treatment.
    • Genitourinary infections are another cause of pain in the groin. It manifests itself in infections that lead to an increase and inflammation of the lymph nodes in the groin on the right side. If you see that the lymph nodes in the groin are swollen, but do not hurt, then this indicates sexual infections, such as trichomoniasis or chlamydia.
    • Pelvic infections - cause pain in the groin and legs, possibly swollen lymph nodes. It can be proctitis, adnexitis or parametritis.
    • Pain in the groin on the right may not be associated with the above diseases, but be a symptom of osteochondrosis of the spine. It occurs due to the fact that the discs of the spine compress the nerves that lead to the groin.

    Pain in the groin area on the left

    The most likely cause of pain on the left is a hernia. Do not be surprised, since hernia pain can occur on both the left and right sides. A hernia gives complications to the whole body, especially when it comes to a strangulated hernia. This happens when there is a small tear in the tissue, but the bowel loops are too large. Without medical attention, the disease will lead to impaired circulation, destruction of the rectum and even death.

    Another disease that is manifested by pain in the groin area on the left is pelvic infections. Like a hernia, they can manifest as pain in the groin, both on the right and on the left. They are inflammation of the rectum, most often inflammatory processes capture several sections of the intestine, as a result - severe pain in the groin area on the left.

    Do not forget about the lymph nodes. If there is swelling and when you press them there is no sharp pain, then this may be a sign of a benign tumor, and in the worst case, cancer or the first stage of syphilis.

    Pain in the right groin area

    Discomfort and pain in the right groin area can occur during inflammatory processes in the body. We are talking about diseases of the caecum, inflammation of the vermiform intestine or ileum. Pain in the groin area also manifests itself with inflammation of the right ovary, polyxitosis, oophoritis or cancer.

    Athletes often complain about pain in the right groin area. In this case, we are talking about the so-called ARS syndrome. The syndrome is an inflammation of the adductor and rectus abdominis muscles. Inguinal ring syndrome is also possible, that is, significant damage to muscle tissue, which causes pain in the groin, malaise, pain when urinating, pain when walking.

    Therefore, before proceeding with the treatment of the disease, it is necessary to find out the cause of the pain. To do this, you should seek medical help, do an ultrasound of the soft tissues and preferably an x-ray of the pelvis.

    Groin pain diagnostics

    Most often, pain in the groin area is a sign of a serious disease that will not go away on its own and requires the right treatment. But before proceeding to treatment, let's diagnose pain in the groin area.

    Diagnosis of diseases that cause pain in the groin area:

    • Inguinal hernia - a hernia can be self-diagnosed. Its presence is evidenced by a small protrusion in the groin area, which is well palpable. During the diagnosis, it is necessary to assess the size of the hernia, this work should be carried out by the surgeon. The size of the hernia is measured both in the supine position of the patient and in the standing position. It is very important to assess the shape of the hernia and its position, as these data will allow the surgeon to make accurate recommendations for treatment.
    • Urolithiasis - it is not possible to self-diagnose pain in the groin area, which is caused by this disease. An examination by a urologist or therapist is necessary. This will determine the size of the stones in the genitourinary system and quickly cope with the disease.
    • Enlarged inguinal lymph nodes - diagnosis involves the delivery of tests - blood and urine. Analyzes will reveal violations, and the therapist will send to the right doctor. Problems with pain in the groin that are associated with the lymph nodes are dealt with by: immunologists, urologists, gynecologists and oncologists.
    • Osteochondrosis - pain in the spine that radiate to the groin. This disease is diagnosed by a neurologist. As a rule, the entire treatment process is a physiotherapy exercise, the classes for which are composed by a physiotherapist. In very difficult cases, surgery is necessary.

    You already know about the cause of pain in the groin area, its symptoms, varieties and know how to diagnose the disease. It's time to learn how to treat groin pain.

    Groin pain treatment

    The first thing to do when you experience pain in the groin is to see a doctor. It is the doctor who will make an accurate diagnosis according to the symptoms that appear and prescribe the necessary treatment. Treating pain in the groin area is a complex of methods that includes physical therapy, therapeutic massages, medication, or surgery.

    • At the first symptoms of groin pain, a hernia must be ruled out. Contact a therapist right away who will refer you to the right specialist. You may need the help of an oncologist, neurologist, surgeon, gynecologist or urologist.
    • If there is a possibility that the pain in the groin area is caused by sexual infections, then a blood test and swabs should be taken. It can choose the right treatment for groin pain.
    • When groin pain occurs in athletes, when muscles and tendons are stretched, the best treatment option is to temporarily refrain from training or training that does not stress the groin and peritoneum.

    Let's look at the ways to treat pain, there are a lot of them, so you can easily choose the option that suits your symptoms and corresponds to the desired course of treatment.

    Regime and diet for pain in the groin area

    The regimen and diet is the key to the success of the treatment of any disease. Nutrition rules, a certain daily routine, the rejection of bad habits and much more - all this can significantly enhance the effect of treatment.

    For pain in the groin that is caused by diseases of the genitourinary system or inflammation of the genital organs, a strict diet is necessary. The diet menu should also consist of vegetable products, that is, no fats. In the diet, the presence of fish and meat, which are steamed, is mandatory. Another important point is the rejection of spices, it is necessary to reduce, or even completely abandon the use of salt and sugar.

    Another option for a regimen and diet for pain in the groin area is the rejection of food that irritates the urinary ducts. The regime suggests - fractional nutrition, that is, the number of meals per day, should be at least 5-6, portions should be small. This will relieve the symptoms of the disease and not feel hungry from the diet.

    If pain in the groin causes bloating, which significantly complicates the disease, then an individual diet is needed. General rules of nutrition: refusal of dairy products, legumes and cabbage.

    Eat more fruits and vegetables, they contain a lot of useful acids and vitamins that help the body recover faster. Do not forget about the drinking regimen. The body needs a lot of water. This reduces the concentration of uric acid and salt in the urine, and the urge to urinate frequently will help get rid of germs and infection faster.

    Drug treatment of groin pain

    Drug treatment involves the use of drugs that fight the disease. Let's look at several options for diseases that are accompanied by pain in the groin area and drug treatment for them.

    Hernia - there are several types of drugs, some are available without a prescription, while others require a prescription and use under the supervision of a doctor.

    Without recipe:

    • paracetamol;
    • Tylenol;
    • acetaminophen;
    • NSPP (anti-inflammatory drugs without steroids).

    All drugs have an analgesic effect, but do not fight inflammation. There may be side effects in the form of allergic reactions, itching, dysentery, drowsiness. It is not recommended for breastfeeding mothers, people who have had heart disease or those whose work is associated with the risk of the lives of others.

    Please note that long-term use of these drugs does not cure the disease, but translates it into a chronic form, which is much more dangerous, difficult and long to treat. The dosage of the drugs is indicated on the package, so you should not set your own dose or abuse the drugs.

    Drugs that relieve not only pain, but also treat the disease, are prescribed by a doctor. It is the attending physician who prescribes the dosage and duration of the medication.

    Urolithiasis - there are several types of medications to treat groin pain caused by this condition. The most effective are drugs for dissolving stones. All of these medicines are of plant origin.

    Kanefron - consists of extracts of wild rose, centaury and rosemary. It has a complex effect on the body: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antispasmodic. Maybe in dragee and drops.

    It is necessary to use with a small amount of water. If it is a dragee, then for an adult 2 tablets 3 times a day, and if drops, then 50 drops 3 times a day.

    Of the side effects, allergic reactions were noticed. Canephron is not suitable for patients who abuse alcohol, are under 6 years of age, or are intolerant to certain components of the drug.

    Cystone is another popular herbal remedy that treats groin pain from kidney stones. Consists of 9 herbal preparations, which together fight the disease.

    The drug should be taken 2-3 times a day, 2 tablets, for six months. This is the best option that will completely remove stones and infections from the urinary tract.

    Side effects - allergic reactions, frequent urge to the toilet, nausea is possible. Contraindications - drinking alcohol and taking with other incompatible drugs.

    Physiotherapy

    In the treatment of pain in the groin area, physiotherapy is of no small importance. Especially when physiotherapy involves the use of drugs.

    Physiotherapy for pain in the groin involves:

    • massages;
    • physiotherapy exercises;
    • warm-up;
    • compliance with the daily routine.

    So, with urolithiasis, the main symptom of which is pain in the groin area, physiotherapy is: control over fluid intake, balneological and physiotherapy procedures, and, in addition, strict adherence to a diet.

    Surgical treatment of groin pain

    Surgical treatment of groin pain is the latest option that allows you to get rid of the disease. This method is resorted to only in extreme cases, when drug treatment, physiotherapy and diet have not helped.

    • Inguinal hernia – surgical treatment of an inguinal hernia involves repositioning the intestines and closing the peritoneal cavity. For these purposes, plastic surgery is used. Doctors work on a tension-free plastic method, with the help of which the hernial orifice is closed with a propylene mesh, which, during the operation, is fixed to the tissues. The most important thing in the surgical treatment of an inguinal hernia is not to touch the nerve endings, as this will provoke additional pain in the postoperative period.
    • Urolithiasis - in this case, surgical intervention is necessary when the stones are large and medical methods, that is, the use of drugs did not help.

    Surgical intervention involves:

    • shock wave lithotripsy;
    • open surgery, i.e. operation;
    • percutaneous nephrolitomy.

    It is very important to follow the drinking regimen after the operation. This will keep the urine output at the required level and help flush out bacteria and small stones that were not removed during the operation.

    Treatment of pain in the groin area with traditional methods

    Traditional medicine has centuries-old experience in the treatment of various diseases. For pain in the groin area, there is also a treatment with folk methods.

    Recipe #1

    Treatment of inguinal hernia with aloe leaves

  • You will need a couple of fresh aloe leaves, 2-3 is enough.
  • Wash the leaves and peel off the top skin.
  • Make thin cuts on the plant, sprinkle with baking soda.
  • Wipe the place where you will apply the aloe with alcohol.
  • Secure the compress with a bandage or bandage.
  • This recipe will get rid of acute pain. Procedures are recommended for a month or more.

    Recipe number 2

    Treatment of prostatitis with propolis

  • In order to prepare a mixture of propolis for treatment, it is necessary to evaporate 40 grams of propolis in 200 ml of alcohol.
  • Add 2 grams of cocoa butter to the resulting mixture and form candles.
  • Suppositories should be inserted into the anus once a day, preferably at bedtime.
  • The course of treatment involves 2-3 months with a break of a month.
  • Recipe number 3

    Treatment of hernia with tincture of gooseberry leaves

  • You will need about 50 grams of gooseberry leaves and two cups of boiling water.
  • Grass should be covered with water and left to infuse and cool for 3-4 hours.
  • The tincture should be taken half a glass before each meal, ie 3-5 times a day.
  • Treatment with folk methods is not a panacea, but it is a great opportunity to relieve the unrelenting pain that makes it impossible to lead a full life.

    Home treatment for groin pain

    A complete home treatment of any disease is simply impossible. You can simply relieve the symptoms, muffle the pain, but it will not be possible to fully cure the disease.

    If we are talking about pain in the groin area, then when treating at home, you should resort to physiotherapy methods, figure out the diet and go on a diet. Folk remedies and methods of treatment will not be superfluous.

    The main methods of treatment at home:

    • Diet and drinking plenty of water.
    • Moderate exercise.
    • Warming up, application of anesthetic compresses is possible.
    • Use of tinctures, ointments, and rubbing to relieve pain and symptoms before seeking medical attention.

    How to prevent groin pain

    If you are faced with pain in the groin area, then in addition to treatment, prevention is necessary. Prevention of pain in the groin area will prevent the onset of the disease.

    The simplest and most common ways to prevent groin pain are:

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