Groin swelling

Swelling in the groin, usually a muscle tear or contusion can be painful. Testicular swelling in men can be from several different causes but requires investigation. Groin swelling can also be referred from the surrounding areas.

Sometimes a rupture or herniation can show similar to swelling in the groin area. Injuries with this symptom are listed below:
  • Groin Strain

    Groin Strain

    A groin strain is a tear or rupture to any of the adductor muscles on the inside of the thigh. Symptoms include a sudden sharp pain in the thigh which can range from a quite mild niggling injury to very severe injuries that are completely debilitating.

  • Spermatic Cord Torsion

    Spermatic Cord Torsion

    Spermatic cord torsion is the twisting of the testicle resulting in a reduced blood flow through the tissues which connects it to the abdomen. This can be a serious condition as a complete loss of blood flow would quite quickly result in the death of the testicle.

  • Iliopsoas Inflammation

    The iliopsoas muscle is a strong muscle that lifts the knee up. The muscle or tendon can become inflamed causing pain in the groin.

  • Groin Pain

    The most common cause of pain in the groin is an acute groin strain and this is frequently seen in twisting and turning sports such as American football, rugby, and soccer.  Whereas acute groin strains can take 2 to 3 weeks to recover, chronic groin injuries can take months if not years to clear up, often because there are several possible causes.