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Many times mild groin pain is caused by a minor injury that
you may not have even noticed. Home treatment is usually all that is needed to
relieve your pain.
Most of the time when a serious problem is
causing groin pain, you will have other symptoms. It is important to look for
other signs of illness when you have groin pain but no known injury. Most
hernias have other symptoms besides groin pain, though
pain may be an early sign of an inguinal hernia. See a picture of an
Pain felt in the groin may be
coming from other parts of the body (radiating or referred pain). This kind of
pain may be caused by:
Pulled muscles, ligaments, or tendons in the leg may cause
symptoms in the groin. Be sure to look for other symptoms when you have
groin pain that is not related to an injury.
Groin problems may cause
pain in the groin, hip, or knee. Common causes of groin symptoms
March 1, 2011
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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