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Your Unilateral Groin Swelling May Also be Known as:
Left side of groin feels puffy
Left side of groin feels swollen
Left side of groin is puffy
Left side of groin is swollen
Left side of groin puffiness
Left side of groin swelling
One side of groin feels puffy
One side of groin feels swollen
One side of groin is puffy
One side of groin is swollen

Top 3 Unilateral Groin Swelling Causes

  1. 1.Groin Abscess

    A groin abscess is caused by an infection of the skin or area right under the skin. The infection is typically caused by a bacteria, which your body reacts to by creating a ball of inflammation around the bacteria.

    You should visit your doctor soon. There, he or she can drain the abscess.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    groin pain, constant groin lump, painful lump in one side of the groin, lump on one side of the groin, soft groin lump
    Symptoms that always occur with groin abscess:
    lump on one side of the groin, constant groin lump
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Non - Specific Groin Rash

    A rash is an area of irritated or swollen skin. Often, rashes are unidentifiable and some variation of normal. For example, scratching one's arm causes it to turn red (which is caused by mast cells releasing chemicals into the local area), but that's completely normal.

    At this time, you do not need treatment for this rash. If it worsens, you may need to consult a physician.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    groin redness
    Symptoms that always occur with non-specific groin rash:
    groin redness
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  3. 3.Cellulitis

    Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and tissues underneath it. It is most commonly caused by Group A strep and typically enters the body through a break in the skin.

    You should go to your primary care doctor tomorrow. There, he or she will inspect your skin And determine if antibiotics are necessary.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fever, groin pain, groin redness, painful groin swelling, groin injury
    Symptoms that always occur with cellulitis:
    groin redness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Unilateral Groin Swelling

  • Q.How long has your groin been swollen?
  • Q.Is your groin swelling constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Have you been diagnosed with cellulitis (skin infection)?

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Unilateral Groin Swelling Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced unilateral groin swelling have also experienced:

    • 16% Groin Lump
    • 16% Swelling on One Side of the Butt
    • 16% Groin Redness
  • People who have experienced unilateral groin swelling had symptoms persist for:

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

    • 25% Cellulitis
    • 12% Groin Abscess
    • 12% Non - Specific Groin Rash

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