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Your Spontaneous Groin Pain May Also be Known as:
Crotch hurts for no reason
Crotch hurts randomly
Groin hurts for no reason
Groin hurts randomly
Random crotch pain
Random groin pain

Top 2 Spontaneous Groin Pain Causes

  1. 1.Groin Hernia Requiring a Doctor's Examination

    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 complicated groin hernia, also called an incarcerated hernia, is a medical emergency. This type of hernia cannot be easily reduced, in other words pushed back without surgery. An incarcerated hernia is at high risk of becoming strangulated, meaning that pressure on the loop of bowel can cause the trapped segment to lose blood supply. Unless the blood supply is restored promptly, the tissue can rapidly die. This is a life-threatening condition.

    Call 911 immediately as an incarcerated groin hernia requires emergency surgery. An open-abdominal approach will likely be used to gain quick access to the trapped loop of intestine, and restore blood flow as soon as possible.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea, nausea or vomiting, fever, groin pain, groin lump
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service

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  2. 2.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 Spontaneous Groin Pain

  • Q.How long has your groin pain been going on?
  • Q.Is your groin pain constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.Do you have a history of constipation?
  • Q.Were you lifting weights or straining yourself right before your symptoms started?

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Spontaneous Groin Pain Checker

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