Groin Pain (Male)

Groin is the region where inner thigh, upper thigh and lower abdomen meet. Pain in this region is called groin pain. Sometimes that pain may be mild and may not pose a serious problem but if the pain is accompanied by other signs and symptoms or if it last longer than it should; then it should be taken seriously. It is a very common problem and can affect anyone. In athletes, the groin pain because of pulled/ strained muscles in groin area is very common injury. This pain may be felt immediately after injury or may appear after some time. The pain is worsened if the injured part is continued to use without any treatment.



  • Strain of muscle, tendon or ligament present particularly in groin region (most common cause and is common in athletes, as mentioned before)

  • Varicocele (enlarged veins in the scrotum of males)

  • UTI (urinary tract infections)

  • Twisted testicles

  • Testicular cancer

  • Swollen lymph nodes in groin region (because of some infection)

  • Fracture of bone in this region (like a broken hip bone)

  • Spermatocele (buildup of fluid in the testicles)

  • Abnormal mass accumulation in the scrotum

  • Sciatica

  • Osteoarthritis (of bones)

  • Inflamed testicles

  • Kidney stones

  • Hernia of inguinal region

  • Swelling of the scrotum (hydrocele)

  • Inflammation of joints in this region

  • Problems involving hip region

  • Infection that may affect the groin region

  • Problems of large intestine (spasm, inflammation or infection)

  • Problem of lower part of backbone (like compression of nerves that travel through groin region thus causing groin pain also)

  • Developmental dislocation of the hip (in children)

  • Infectious arthritis involving bones of the hip

  • Testicular torsion (twisting of the spermatic cord)

  • Skin infections in the groin region



When the pain is not stopping and is increasing in intensity and there are some additional signs and symptoms present associated with the groin pain or some abnormality in the groin region is observed, one must consult the doctor at once. So that he can can find out the exact cause of the problem and find a way to eradicate it with the help of the doctor.