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5 Commons Causes of Groin Pain
Groin pain in both men and women can be painful and can make it hard to do things throughout the day. Knowing how to handle groin pain can be difficult as well because there are many reasons that it may be occurring.
Groin pain is similar to that of other pains the body - there are usually causes and reasons for the pain. It’s important to find out what those causes might be so that treatment can be best advised. Today, we will go over the main causes of groin pain and why a person might be experiencing it.
Common causes of groin pain
1. Muscle, ligament or tendon strain
A lot of people that play a sport or are physically active every day may experience groin pain from time to time. Sometimes people injure areas of their groin which could cause pain over time. It is also possible that people that are constantly using those muscles in sports or exercising may experience pain as well. Continuing the activity that once caused the pain may only extend the amount of time that it lasts. It is also likely that the pain will only get worse if a person continues to use those muscles.
2. An inguinal hernia
An inguinal hernia is when fatty parts in the body of parts of the intestine push through a weaker spot of muscle in the lower belly area. This can be painful and cause immense swelling in the groin and lower belly area. It has been said that a quarter of all men will develop this at one point in their lives.
A strangulated hernia can often come from an inguinal hernia as well. This occurs if the fat or intestine gets stuck in the abdominal muscle wall thus leading to the blood supply being cut off.
Prostatitis is when the prostate gland becomes swollen or infected. If and when the prostate gland becomes infected or inflamed, it will cause a person an immense amount of pain in their groin. Prostatitis may go away on its own but it’s best to always talk with a doctor to ensure that it is not infected. Antibiotics are often used for treatment.
4. Hip problems
While most people may not realize that groin pain can be associated with hip pain, it is actually pretty common. Because the groin muscles are connected to the hips, pain from the hips often radiates down to the groin as well. Typically, this is a sign that the muscles may be inflamed within the area.
5. Kidney stones
Kidney stones are very common and most people may not realize that. They are small crystals that form within the kidneys and they often get stuck in the tubes that lead to the bladder. Often there is a pain in the groin area as well as when urinating.
Groin pain can be irritating and can get in the way of a lot of everyday activities. It is often onset by other health problems that a person might not be familiar with. Being aware of the different causes can help a person determine why the groin pain is happening.
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