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Mild Groin Pain Checker

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Your Mild Groin Pain May Also be Known as:
Crotch a little painful
Crotch hurts a little
Crotch mildly painful
Crotch slightly painful
Groin a little painful
Groin hurts a little
Groin is a little painful
Groin is slightly painful
Groin mildly painful
Groin slightly painful

Top 3 Mild Groin Pain Causes

  1. 1.Sports Hernia

    A sports hernia is an injury of the soft tissues of the groin which often occurs during sports involving sudden twisting movements (ice hockey, soccer, wrestling, and american football). A sports hernia is different from an inguinal hernia and does not cause a bulge in the groin.

    You should visit your primary care physician within the next 24 hours. This condition should be promptly evaluated and treated with rest, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory medications. Without treatment, this injury will result in chronic pain that could prevent you from returning to sports.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    groin pain, moderate groin pain, mild groin pain
    Symptoms that always occur with sports hernia:
    groin pain
    Symptoms that never occur with sports hernia:
    groin lump
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Indirect Hernia

    A hernia occurs when an organ or internal body part bulges through the abdominal wall. In the case of indirect hernia, the hernia is a result an improperly failed deep inguinal ring after the testicle has passed through it.

    A physician is needed to determine the course of treatment. A hernia reduction will be attempted, meaning that the bulging loop of intestine will be carefully pushed back, if possible. Then, your doctor will recommend surgery in some cases. Often, watchful waiting is the preferred route in minimally symptomatic hernias.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    groin pain, mild groin pain, moderate groin pain, groin lump, soft groin lump
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Groin Hernia

    A hernia occurs when a loop of intestine bulges out through the abdominal wall. With age, the supportive tissues that keep organs within the abdomen become weaker, and the risk for a hernia increases. Groin hernias, called inguinal hernias, are the most common type. They often result due to muscle straining, such as during heavy lifting.

    A physician is needed to determine the course of treatment. A hernia reduction will be attempted, meaning that the bulging loop of intestine will be carefully pushed back, if possible. Then, your doctor will recommend surgery in some cases. Often, watchful waiting is the preferred route in minimally symptomatic hernias.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in the lower right abdomen, pain in the lower left abdomen, groin pain, testicle pain, groin lump
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Mild Groin Pain

  • Q.How long has your groin pain been going on?
  • Q.Is your groin pain constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Do your symptoms get worse when you exercise?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our mild groin pain symptom checker.

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Mild Groin Pain Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced mild groin pain have also experienced:

    • 7% Abdominal Pain (Stomach Ache)
    • 6% Lower Back Pain
    • 3% Vaginal Discharge
  • People who have experienced mild groin pain had symptoms persist for:

    • 28% Less Than a Week
    • 27% Over a Month
    • 18% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced mild groin pain were most often matched with:

    • 21% Indirect Hernia
    • 15% Groin Hernia
    • 8% Sports Hernia
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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