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Your Groin Swelling on Both Sides May Also be Known as:
Both sides of crotch are puffy
Both sides of crotch are swollen
Both sides of crotch feel puffy
Both sides of crotch feel swollen
Both sides of groin are puffy
Both sides of groin are swollen
Both sides of groin feel puffy
Both sides of groin feel swollen
Puffiness in both sides of crotch
Puffiness in both sides of groin

Top 6 Groin Swelling on Both Sides Causes

  1. 1.Bacterial Vaginosis

    Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is an infection caused when too much of certain bacteria change the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina. BV is not a sexually transmitted infection and is not caused by poor hygiene (in fact, excessive washing of the vagina may increase the risk). Its symptoms are usually mild, consisting primarily of a white-gray vaginal discharge that has a fishy smell.

    You should visit your primary care physician. If you have any symptoms of BV, a swab of the discharge will be tested to confirm the diagnosis, and antibiotic treatment will be started.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal itch or burning, vulvovaginal odor, bloody vaginal discharge, thick vaginal discharge, thin vaginal discharge
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Trichomonas Vaginal Infection

    Trichomonas vaginalis infection (or "Trichomoniasis" or "trich") is a common sexually transmitted disease caused by a parasite of the same name. It affects over 3 million people per year, but only about 30% have any symptoms.

    You should go see your primary care doctor in the coming days. He or she may order a number of tests to identify if the bug is actually the cause of your symptoms. Treatment involves prescription metronidazole or tinidazole.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal discharge, vulvovaginal odor, vaginal itch or burning, vaginal bleeding, white/gray vaginal discharge
    Symptoms that always occur with trichomonas vaginal infection:
    vaginal discharge
    Symptoms that never occur with trichomonas vaginal infection:
    vaginal ulcer
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Yeast Infection

    Yeast infections are caused by a fungus called "Candida." Candida is the scientific name for yeast that lives almost everywhere, including in the human body. Typically, our immune system keeps it under control, but if you take antibiotics or gets sick, the fungus can multiply and cause an infection. In this case, it is happening in the vagina.

    You can treat this with over-the-counter medications. However, if an over-the-counter does not work, it could be a different type of vaginal infection and evaluation in a clinic is needed.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal itch or burning, thick vaginal discharge, white/gray vaginal discharge, vaginal pain, vulvovaginal redness
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  4. 4.Skin Abscess

    A skin abscess is an infection of the deeper skin that's typically due to bacteria seen on the skin. Recently, infections are more frequently caused by Staph. Aureus (puts the "staph" in "staph infections").

    You should visit your primary care physician or an urgent care clinic today or tomorrow. Treatment of an abscess includes incision and drainage. It is likely you will be prescribed antibiotics as well. Surgery may be required to get rid of the whole abscess after inflammation has died down. Do not drain the abscess yourself.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    painful lump in one side of the groin, marble sized groin lump, pink or red groin bump, yellow or white groin bump, large groin lump
    Symptoms that never occur with skin abscess:
    fever
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Boil (Furuncle)

    Boils are infections of a hair follicle that creates a small pocket of inflammation full of pus. It's typically caused by a common bacteria called S. Aureus.

    Boils typically drain by themselves. You can help by putting a warm compress (be careful not to burn yourself). If things don't get better, go see a doctor who might drain it for you.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    pink or red groin bump, small groin lump, painful lump in one side of the groin, marble sized groin lump
    Symptoms that always occur with boil (furuncle):
    pink or red groin bump
    Symptoms that never occur with boil (furuncle):
    fever
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  6. 6.Pimple

    Acne, also known as pimples, occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil & dead skin cells. Acne is extremely common and ranges from mild to severe.

    Though some cases of acne prompt patients to visit a dermatologist, most cases can be treated with proper hygiene and over-the-counter medications. Look for products containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    pink or red groin bump, painful lump in one side of the groin, small groin lump, marble sized groin lump
    Symptoms that always occur with pimple:
    pink or red groin bump
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Groin Swelling on Both Sides

  • Q.How long has your groin been swollen?
  • Q.Is your groin swelling constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.Are you currently sexually active?
  • Q.How thick is the discharge?

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Groin Swelling on Both Sides Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced groin swelling on both sides have also experienced:

    • 20% Vaginal Pain
    • 20% Painful Urination
    • 20% Bloody Vaginal Discharge
  • People who have experienced groin swelling on both sides had symptoms persist for:

    • 36% Less Than a Week
    • 23% Over a Month
    • 21% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced groin swelling on both sides were most often matched with:

    • 37% Bacterial Vaginosis
    • 37% Trichomonas Vaginal Infection
    • 25% Yeast Infection

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