The groin is a term used to describe the areas of your body from the waist downward. The groin area is made up of several different body parts, including your pubic region, which contains your pubic bone, the fatty tissue that covers it, and your genitals.
This area extends from just below your navel in front to just above your buttocks in back, so when you think about it, there’s quite a lot that falls into the definition of the groin.
Groin And Down Legs Pain Symptoms
Groin injuries are common in sports and occur when an athlete is hit or falls on an opponent’s body part or knee while playing a game. The injury can also be caused by a blow to the area during practice or by straining muscles playing a sport like a soccer.
Groins can be strained when you move too quickly, change directions too quickly, or land incorrectly after jumping or being lifted off the ground. If you have any of these symptoms, see your doctor right away so they can determine whether surgery is necessary and what type will be used.
6 Causes of pain in the groin and down legs in female
The cause of pain in the groin area can be infertility. You may have heard about women having painful ovaries. When they become infertile, their ovaries stop producing eggs, which causes them to feel intense pelvic pressure and other symptoms. The next cause of pain in the lower body is endometriosis. If you suffer from endometriosis, you may experience severe cramps in your lower abdomen and back, especially around your period times. These pains could last for months at a time.
# Period pains
Period pains can occur any time after puberty and can last anywhere between a few days to several weeks. Women who suffer from premenstrual syndrome (PMS) often report extreme mood swings, cramping, bloating, anxiety, fatigue, headache, and breast tenderness. Painful menstruation is usually caused by hormonal imbalances that lead to abnormal uterine bleeding.
Vulvodynia can be described as vulvar burning, itching, soreness, and/or pain. This condition tends to be worse while wearing tight clothing, such as underwear, jeans, or bras. Your doctor may prescribe medication to treat this problem.
# Vaginal infections
You might notice uncomfortable vaginal discharge, which could be due to infection. Vaginal yeast infections are extremely common. In some cases, you may even get a fever or chills. The best way to cure a vaginal infection is by taking antibiotics.
Endometriosis is a disease where cells of the inner lining of the uterus attach themselves to organs outside of the uterus. One of its most common symptoms is heavy menstrual flow. Other symptoms include abdominal pain and bladder and bowel problems. There is no cure for endometriosis, but medications can help manage the symptoms.
# Ovulation pain
Ovulation pain occurs just before the onset of your period. Because ovulation is triggered by hormones, it may be associated with mood changes, headaches, breast tenderness, food cravings, and dizziness. However, if you are experiencing these symptoms, you should not worry because they do not necessarily mean that you are pregnant.
Pain in the groin and legs is perhaps the most common cause of presenting to a GP as well as most walk-in clinics. Although chronic pain is more common, it can also be acute.
The key findings on examination are tenderness over the symphysis pubis and/or adductor origins, tenderness down the shaft of the femur, and pain on internal rotation of the hip joints. There will likely be some areas of muscle spasm and trigger point tenderness in the gluteal region, particularly the piriformis.
These conditions are usually bilateral (they can occur on one side only but often are on both sides) hence they are not true unilateral muscle pulls such as inguinal hernia or iliopsoas tendonitis.
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