Groin Area Redness

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People with these symptoms also use Ubie's symptom checker to find possible causes

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  • Red, bumpy rashes after contact with rubber gloves or diapers

  • New bumps appearing while some bumps are healing already

  • Pain in the region, followed by red spots and blisters 2-3 days later

  • Rashes or fever, 2 to 6 weeks after starting a new medication

  • Skin problem in an area that was exposed to a heater or warming device for a long time

  • Red spider-like marks on the skin. (Central red dot from which fine red lines spread out, like a spider)

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

It is characterized by presence red rash in the groin and inner thighs.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Groin swelling on standing

  • Groin pain

  • Abdominal pain

Possible causes

  • Inguinal hernia

    An inguinal hernia is a condition where a bulge appears in your groin region, in the area between your lower abdomen and your thigh, through a weakening of muscles in your lower abdomen. This bulge is commonly a protrusion of your tissue or abdominal organs such as your intestines. If not treated, inguinal hernias can result in an obstruction of your digestive system.

Related serious diseases

  • Incarcerated inguinal hernia

    An incarcerated inguinal hernia is a hernia of small or large intestine which gets stuck in the groin or scrotum because of swelling and cannot be pushed back into the abdomen. It can lead to a strangulated hernia, in which the blood supply to the intestine in the hernia gets cut off causing complications.

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

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  • Do you have redness in your groin area?

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