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I'm obese and I have excessive pigmentation on my underarms and groin. How do I get my skin back to normal? I have it since I was a teenager. Thanks!

I'm obese and I have excessive pigmentation on my underarms and groin. How do I get my skin back to normal? I have it since I was a teenager. Thanks!

Acanthosis nigricans: Acanthosis nigricans is a brown to black, poorly defined, velvety hyperpigmentation of the skin. Common affected areas include the neck, underarms, and groin. This is usually seen in people under age 40 with obesity as well as conditions such as hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, acromegaly, polycystic ovary disease, insulin-resistant diabetes, or cushing's disease. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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Brown rash exactly where my testicles lay in groin area, on both inner thighs. No itching. Hygenic/not obese. What is this and how did I get it?

Brown rash exactly where my testicles lay in groin area, on both inner thighs. No itching. Hygenic/not obese. What is this and how did I get it?

This can be a: fungal infection, bacterial infection, or postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, either wasy you should see a dermatologist for the correct diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Sweat on my back, under my breasts, my groin, vagina, & behind my knees as soon as I go outside? Not obese. 114 ibs and I'm 5'4 age 17 no thyroid prob

Sweat on my back, under my breasts, my groin, vagina, & behind my knees as soon as I go outside? Not obese. 114 ibs and I'm 5'4 age 17 no thyroid prob

Summertime!: I'm not sure what the temp was In Philly today, but we hit 95 degrees and heat advisory in Kentucky. The heat combined with the humidity triggers our bodies to sweat which helps cool the skin and this cool our core body temperature. This experience sounds like " normal sweating" to me. If you have night sweats combined with weight loss, see your physician! ...Read more

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Is there groin pain in women?

Is there groin pain in women?

Absolutely: Women may experience groin pain due to a condition of the genitals or reproductive organs. Pain can also radiate into the groin from a condition of the hip, lower spine, pelvis, kidney, bladder, or colon. ...Read more

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Hemerroid cause groin pain?

Hemerroid cause groin pain?

Usually not: But if there is an infection, the groin pain could be from enlarged and inflamed lymph nodes. You might need to take antibiotics, so best to see a doctor for this. ...Read more

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Is groin pain a sign of hiv?

Is groin pain a sign of hiv?

Not generally: Hiv disease can produce nearly anything since with profound immune deficiency it leads to numerous other medical problems. But in and by itself it should not cause groin pain. If you think you may have been exposed to hiv, however, you should be tested. ...Read more

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Groin pain a sign of period?

Groin pain a sign of period?

Inguinal ; anterior: Thigh pain can occur when menstruating in some women. ...Read more

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Does hernia groin pain come and go?

Does hernia groin pain come and go?

It often does: There is a hole in the muscle layers of the abdominal wall and a sac is coming through it. When you cough, lift or strain, the sac is 'puffed up' by the abdominal pressure, and it puts pressure on the muscles. The muscles can pull apart more from this pressure and give symptoms similar to a muscle strain. The severity will come and go. Best to see a surgeon before more trouble can occur. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hip/groin pain?

What to do if I have hip/groin pain?

Nonspecific: This is a nonspecific complaint which could be due to several possibilities such as groin pull, arthritis, hernia, pinched nerve, etc. If you've had a recent injury, it would be reasonable to treat with rest, ice, anti-inflammatories, but if symptoms are persistent or severe then see a physician. ...Read more

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Could enlarged prostate cause groin pain?

Could enlarged prostate cause groin pain?

No, ...: Prostate-related pain is usually at perineum, penis, & lower back. Groin pain is usually related with backache as referring pain, hip joint disease, or inguinal hernia, or some disorders inside scrotum itself. But, generally speaking, prostate enlargement itself is painless. ...Read more

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Can the obturator nerve cause groin pain?

Can the obturator nerve cause groin pain?

Yes: Patients with obturator nerve injury have possible numbness and pain radiating to their inner thigh. Adduction thigh weakness can occur (ability to move the thighs together), which causes gait and posture instability. ...Read more

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How to get rid of groin pain after I fall?

Get evaluation: If you have pain in the groin following an injury, you need to be evaluated to make sure you do not have a fracture involving the hip. ...Read more

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Could low back and groin pain be sciatica?

General term: Sciatica has become a generalized term implying a nerve problem involving the leg. Low back pain associated with groin pain can indeed be due to nerves in the lumbo-sacral region, so best to be checked out by your doctor for potential issues. ...Read more

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Help please? What is causing my hip/groin pain?

Many things can...: Many different conditions can cause hip / groin pain. Just a few in your age group include : early arthritis (femoroacetabular impingement), hip labral tears, referred pain from a lumbar disc injury, inguinal hernias, adductor muscle strain, "pubalgia", and many others. See your md for evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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When I walk For abit I eventually get groin pain?

Here are some. ..: Tour described sequence of events suggests groin pain is related with physical activities so it's logical to look into the possible disorders of regional joints, muscles, & nerves. But to reach the bottom of concerns, bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, progress, & resolution of groin pain to the doc for analysis + physical exam + tests as needed so deduce Dx for.. ...Read more

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Can the obturator nerve cause right groin pain somehow?

Yes: Impingement of the nerve by an abnormal muscle or scar tissue or a stretch of the nerve can produce a burning type pain in the groin or on the front of the thigh. Not an easy diagnosis to make, though. ...Read more

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What can I do to address groin pain radiating to buttocks?

Evaluation: This can be a sign of vascular disease with gluteal claudication. Especially in a smoker. ...Read more

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Can a problem with the obturator nerve cause right groin pain?

Can a problem with the obturator nerve cause right groin pain?

Yes: Obturator is a hip stabilizing muscle. It helps rotate the leg outward. The sciatic nerve can be involved with obturator problems. Stretching may help, but seek professional help before you get permanant nerve damage. ...Read more

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Left groin pain 3 months after total hysterectomy and oopharectomy?

Left groin pain 3 months after total hysterectomy and oopharectomy?

Not usual: See your surgeon.
Many factors in play.
Incision location,
Tissue.
Hernia, infection
Blood clots.
May require some testin if not immdiately clear. ...Read more

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Why am I getting a sudden groin pain whenever I walk, stand, or sit down?

Why am I getting a sudden groin pain whenever I walk, stand, or sit down?

See your doctor: It could be your ligaments stretching. This does happen in order to accomodate the baby's passage through the vaginal canal. But you should get evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can groin pain be linked to ovararian cancer? What is the cause of groin pain?

Thanks for asking!: Groin pain can be a symptom of ovarian cancer, although it is not a typical symptom.

More common causes of groin pain include hernias, muscle strain, kidney stone, urinary tract infection, and others.

If groin pain does not resolve within a few days, it is recommended to have it evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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My husband has sharp groin pain when he urinates. How can I get him to see urologist?

UTI must be excluded: Tell him that he may have a UTI or a std which can affect his prostate + his epididymis/testis. This can lead to long-term problems. Also that you are concerned that it is something that you might catch and thus will refuse sex until he gets checked out. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can't lift leg due to groin pain. When push area that hurts, the pain completely goes away.

Consider hernia: As follow up to the other answer, with this new information i'd like to add that you should consider a direct hernia as well. Again, it is important that your doctor examine you to determine this and/or guide proper further workup. ...Read more

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What could cause a groin pain and a pulse near the inner quadricep that is worsened by bending over?

Pulse = blood flow: A noticeable pulsing sensation in the area of the groin causing pain that worsens with flexion (increased compression to region) could be a sign of underlying vascular problem. Urgent evaluation by your primary care physician is warranted ...Read more

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I have sever right groin pain, sharp and burning. I still have a cough from my cold and I have to hold my side so it is not so painful?

I have sever right groin pain, sharp and burning. I still have a cough from my cold and I have to hold my side so it is not so painful?

Uncertain: It could be a muscle injury from coughing. Also possible inguinal hernia. See a doctor for a proper physical examination to get better answers. ...Read more

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I am 37 wks with groin pain which is getting worse. Plus I have gest. Diabetes. I want to get induced. This is my 3rd. Would this be a problem?

I am 37 wks with groin pain which is getting worse. Plus I have gest. Diabetes. I want to get induced. This is my 3rd. Would this be a problem?

Could be: There are many factors that go into deciding about induction. Statistically, about 10-15% of babies will have to go to the NICU if delivered at 37 weeks for respiratory issues, electrolyte issues, temperature control issues, feeding issues, etc. Babies of mom's with diabetes lungs typically develop more slowly. Discuss with your doctor since they have all the details about you and your pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am sorry. I have posted before. I am desperate. I have had serious groin pain for 8 mons from colonoscopy. Cannot function. No bulges, just pain.?

I am sorry. I have posted before. I am desperate. I have had serious groin pain for 8 mons from colonoscopy. Cannot function. No bulges, just pain.?

No problem!: Referred pain to your groin is very likely not related to a procedure you underwent 8 months ago. Complications from colonoscopy are fairly apparent within minutes to days from a procedural mishap. You may instead be describing a hernia, visceral hyperalgesia (chronic pelvic pain syndrome), orthopedic problem, either a testicular issue or gynecologic one. A thorough exam & ct scan are appropriate. ...Read more

Groin Pain (Definition)

Groin pain refers to discomfort in the area where the abdomen ends ...Read more


Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more