There are many possible causes for groin pain in men. Often people make the wrong assumption that groin pain only means pain in the testicles and scrotum, but there are many factors that are responsible for groin pain in men.
When we talk about groin pain we are talking about a pain in the region where the upper thigh & lower abdomen join.
Muscle strain is one of the most common causes of groin pain in men, which occurs often in males who play sports like football, soccer and hockey. It is possible to have immediate groin pain after an injury, or pain may occur gradually over a period of days, weeks or even months. Groin pain might be made worse by regular use of the injured muscles.
Occasionally, groin pain is due to a hernia, bone injury or kidney stones. Although testicle pain and groin pain are different, a testicle condition could also cause pain that spreads to the groin area. If you are unsure of the source of your groin pain, your doctor may need to do tests to determine the cause and ensure it’s nothing serious.
You may like to take a look at our Groin Pain Glossary for the full list of possible causes of groin pain.