Groin pain refers to discomfort in the area where the abdomen ends and the legs begin. This article focuses on groin pain in men.
Pain - groin; Lower abdominal pain; Genital pain; Perineal pain
In males, the terms "groin" and "testicle" are sometimes used interchangeably. But what causes pain in one won't necessarily do so in the other.
Common causes of groin pain in men include:
Enlarged lymph glands
Epididymitis(inflammation of the epididymis) Hernia
- Inflammation of the large or small intestine
Leydig cell tumor(testicular tumor)
- Muscle strain
Orchitis(inflammation of the testicle)
- Superficial skin infection
- Urinary tract infection
Review Date: 09/30/2009
Reviewed By: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Scott Miller, MD, Urologist in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.