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Groin Pain When Coughing
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?
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
It depends on what the cause is, but if it is due to a muscle strain or ligament injury you should rest from vigorous activity for 2 weeks and take an anti-inflammatory medication like advil (ibuprofen) or
aleve. If there is a bulge in the area of pain, you would need a medical evaluation to check for a hernia. ...Read more
Many Causes: Groin pain can be due to serious infections, inflammation, trauma, malignancy (cancer), and other abnormal processes. Because groin pain can be a symptom of a serious or life-threatening condition, you should seek prompt medical care and talk with your medical professional about your symptoms. ...Read more
May be "blue balls":
If men get aroused but don't ejaculate (cum), it's common to feel a dull, achy discomfort in the groin. The popular term is "blue balls." the cure for it is to ejaculate.
If you try this and it's all better, it's probably nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Depends-Need More: It would depend on associated factors. If you are very active, it could be a muscle strain. If there are lumps/bumps in the area, it could be lymph nodes associated with infection. Pain could be referred from reproductive organs, back, or hip. Timing of the pain could indicate a possible cause. There is just not enough information. ...Read more
Pain: If the pain is sudden in onset, and you think is bothering you a lot then you might need to get it checked out. It could be most commonly secondary to musculoskeletal reasons, but an abdominal infection could also be a concern Every thing depends upon the whole clinical picture. ...Read more
Joint or tendon: In a 32 year old if it is not a genitourinary issue it could be musculoskeletal. Deep in the joint it could be a torn labrum. It can also be a tendonitis of the hip flexor or adductor muscles. Physical exam and clinical information would help to decipher the source. In a male an inguinal hernia would need to be ruled out. Sports hernias are also common source of groin pain. ...Read more
Severe groin pain: The first thing that comes to mind is the possible torsion of the testicle. Under those conditions I would go to the er for immediate evaluation. ...Read more
I have groin pain when I mainly sit & sometime when I'm standing and comes & goes. What could be wrong?
Diagnose: It would center completely on the cause/diagnosis, which a detailed exam and possibly further studies can determine. There are many possible causes and the treatments would generally be different. Consider being seen. ...Read more
You need to be seen:
By your doctor, who can examine you, get a detailed history and then start treating you.
It sounds like you may be having an infection resulting in the swelling/pain/inability to walk.
Good luck. ...Read more
Immediate: The term sudden implies that pain began quickly, without a long gradual worsening. The term often implies an event rather than being from a chronic, arthritic problem. For example, a fractured hip would cause the sudden onset of groin pain as opposed to an arthritic hip which would cause chronic groin pain. ...Read more
A hernia results from a weakening in the abdominal wall, allowing intestines to poke through. If you can "push" the swelling back but it returns, then it likely is a hernia.
If the swelling gets worse, becomes reddened or is associated with increased pain/nausea/vomiting, you would need to go to the er immediately. The intestines can become trapped, stopping their blood flow (strangulation). ...Read more
Pulled hamstring?: Hard to say here. See a doctor and don't do anything to aggravate it before you have it checked. ...Read more
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