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inguen[ing´gwen] (pl. in´guina) (L.)
groinThe area between the upper part of the thigh and the lower part of the abdomen. The groins slope outwards and upwards from the central pubic region and includes an obvious crease when the hip is flexed. The term is sometimes confused with loin, which is on the back between the lowest ribs and the back of the pelvis.
Patient discussion about groin
Q. Hello,i had a right Inguinal surg.in 3/07,i have had pain ever since,now i have abdom.swellingandpainnGroin Hello,i had a right Inguinal surg.in 3/07,i have had pain ever since,2 weeks later a black and blue spot in my vein in my leg that hurt very bad, they did a ultra sound ,but said it was neg. for deep vein throm. but i have had the same type pain quit alott ever since,not black and blue though.Now i have abdom.swelling and pain n my Groin and inflamation on my sides and pain in my lower back ,all the inflamation started right after i had a large spasm in my incision,i have been having spasms in my incision that are really bad,i have had to have ice packs on ever since my surgery every day, i had the mesh put in w/staples,it seems like when i eat it just goes to my stomach and sits there and bloats up,i had my bowel blocked before i had my surgery.My test's are sensitive ever since surgery also...Can you please help?????
Q. I have terrible pain in my groin area when i try to walk. Any clues?
Is the pain aggravated by coughing or straining? Do you feel any bulge?
In this case, it may be an inguinal hernia, which is quite common in men.
You can read more here (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003111.htm), and consulting a doctor may also be wise.
Q. A lump in my armpit Hi, Last week after the shower I found a small painful lump in my right groin. I went to see a doctor and he prescribed me some antibiotics. I’ve been taking it for 5 days and the lump is still there. I’m 31, usually healthy and work-out in the gym regularly, don’t smoke or use drugs and don’t take any medications. Is that dangerous? Should I go and see another doctor?