Groin pain is pain that occurs where the inner, upper thigh and lower stomach area meet.

Seek immediate medical attention if you have:

  • Groin pain along with back, stomach or chest pain.
  • Sudden, serious testicle pain.
  • Testicle pain and swelling along with nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, unexplained weight loss, or blood in the urine.

Schedule a doctor's visit if you have:

  • Serious groin pain.
  • Groin pain that doesn't get better with home treatment within a few days.
  • Mild testicle pain lasting longer than a few days.
  • A lump or swelling in or around a testicle.
  • Occasional pain along the lower side of the abdomen that may spread along the groin and into the testicle.
  • Blood in urine.


If a strain or sprain causes groin pain, these self-care measures might help:

  • Take a store-bought pain reliever such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) or acetaminophen (Tylenol, others).
  • Place an ice pack or bag of frozen peas wrapped in a thin towel on the sore area for 10 minutes 3 to 4 times a day.
  • Take a break from any athletic activities that you do. Rest is key to heal any strains or sprains to your groin.
Jan. 09, 2024