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inguinal

 [ing´gwĭ-nal]
pertaining to the groin.

in·gui·nal

(ing'gwi-năl),
Relating to the groin.

inguinal

/in·gui·nal/ (in´gwĭ-n'l) pertaining to the groin.

inguinal

(ĭng′gwə-nəl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or located in the groin.

inguinal

[ing′gwinəl]
Etymology: L, inguen, groin
pertaining to the groin.

in·gui·nal

(ing'gwi-năl)
Relating to the groin.

inguinal

Pertaining to the groin.

inguinal

pertaining to the groin.

inguinal abscess
characterized by a history of prior castration and a syndrome of unilateral edema, pain and swelling in the inguinal region, possibly confirmable by rectal palpation.
inguinal canal
the oblique passage in the ventral abdominal wall, through which passes the round ligament of the uterus in the female, and the spermatic cord in the male.
inguinal hernia
hernia occurring in the groin, or inguen, where the abdominal folds of flesh meet the thighs. Protrusion of intestine, omentum and occasionally a gravid uterus, either directly through a weak point in the abdominal wall (direct inguinal hernia) or downward into the inguinal canal (indirect inguinal hernia; called also scrotal hernia in the male). A serious complication is incarceration with or without strangulation of the herniated viscus. Most commonly seen in bitches; occasionally a heritable trait in dogs and may be inherited in pigs and cattle.
inguinal ring
there are two rings, one at the entrance and one at the exit of the inguinal canal. See also ring.
inguinal strangulation
see inguinal hernia.

Patient discussion about inguinal

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?????

A. hmmm...the lower back pain might indicate kidney problems. is there a chance your surgery got infected? is it red and bloated? i would go and check kidney function and blood works. just in case.

Q. I have terrible pain in my groin area when i try to walk. Any clues?

A. Well, first of all, it depends on your gender, since men and women have different things in their groin...

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?

A. What you describe sounds like enlarged lymph node. The first diagnosis that’s suspected in such case is an infection that makes it painful. The antibiotics you take need several more days to act, so currently it doesn’t sound suspicious. If the lump persist, it’d be wise to consult you doctor

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Retained testicles are smaller than scrotal testicles, and abdominally retained testicles are smaller than inguinally retained testicles.
No other pathologic findings, such as lymph nodes, masses or other abnormalities located inguinally or retroperitoneally, were seen on MRI.