Swelling in the groin region

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  • There is a hump at the top of the thigh

  • Lump in the groin that is turning blue/red/another color

  • The groin is swollen and cannot be pushed back

  • Uncomfortable to touch the swollen part of the groin

  • The groin is swollen and does not return

  • Swelling in the groin is changing color

  • Groin swelling appears when standing up

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Content updated on May 23, 2022

When to See a Doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Swelling in the groin region

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 is 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 small intestine in the hernia gets cut off causing complications.

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  • Do you have a swelling in the groin region?

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