Many men ignore their groin pain, but new reports show that this is a bad idea. Groin pain is an indication of many possible issues.
Groin pain can be an indication of cancer and other serious problems thus experts are telling men to get checked out immediately.
Sometimes even doctors cast off groin pain as nothing too dangerous but apparently it is indeed important for men to get proper medical tests if they have such pain. This is especially true if the pain is persistent.
Fox explains where the pain usually occurs and what it could mean, “The most common cause for pain or swelling in the groin – the area between the abdomen and thigh – is a hernia. This type of hernia is more specifically called an inguinal hernia, and it occurs when part of the small intestine bulges through a weak area in the lower abdominal muscles. These hernias present as bulging in the groin and can often be confused with swelling. Even a small hernia will cause intermittent pain, which is pain that comes and goes. However more severe hernias can cause unbearable pain for sufferers to the point of incapacitation. This symptom is not something to ignore. Hernias left untreated put you in danger of part of the bowel getting through the herniation and landing you in the hospital for emergency surgery. Swollen lymph nodes are another common cause of swelling in the groin area. Most often we do not notice these glands, but when they are swollen, or enlarged, they become evident to us.” This could mean a lymph node infection.
Such swelling and pain could also mean certain types of cancer. “Testicular or penile cancer can present with swollen lymph nodes in the groin, similar to infections. In addition to swollen groin nodes, a dull ache in the lower abdomen or groin is also a symptom for testicular cancer,” according to Fox.