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Groin pain

Also known as Pubic pain, Inguinal Pain, and Inguinodynia

Post herniorrhaphy pain syndrome, or inguinodynia is pain or discomfort lasting greater than 3 months after surgery of inguinal hernia. Randomized trials of laparoscopic vs open inguinal hernia repair have demonstrated similar recurrence rates with the use of mesh and have identified that chronic groin pain (>10%) surpasses recurrence (<2%) and is an important measure of success.

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What causes it?

The most common causes of groin pain are inguinal hernia, sprain or strain, and urinary tract infection. Other possible causes, such as osteoarthritis, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with groin pain often receive radiographic imaging procedure, hematologic tests, urinalysis, complete blood count, glucose measurement, kidney function tests, x-ray computed tomography and intravenous fluid replacement .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with groin pain include abacavir / lamivudine / zidovudine, diflunisal, urokinase, procainamide, hyaluronidase, cabergoline, sodium citrate, mexiletine, dexamethasone ophthalmic, aspirin / oxycodone and ginkgo biloba extract (ginkgo) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for groin pain include . On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get groin pain.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.2x
5-14 years
0.3x
15-29 years
0.9x
30-44 years
1.4x
45-59 years
1.2x
60-74 years
1.2x
75+ years
1.2x

Sex

Male
1.5x
Female
0.7x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.0x
Hispanic
0.8x
White
1.1x
Other
0.8x
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