Groin Swelling When Standing Up

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  • Swelling in the groin region cannot be pushed back

  • Groin swelling appears when standing up

  • Discomfort on touching the groin swelling

  • Change in color of the groin swelling

  • Hardening of the swelling in the groin region

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

Groin swelling can be due to serious infections, inflammation, trauma, cancer, and other abnormal processes, such as a hernia, pulled muscle, or testicular torsion. Some swellings and hernias only become visible while standing upright.

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

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have swelling in the groin area when standing up?

  • Do you have pain in the groin when it is pressed?

  • Do you have redness in your groin area?

  • Do you have pain starting from the tummy/belly button and going to the left/right groin?

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