I have been having this pain in the left side of the groin area since December. I hope that I am saying the correct area ( about an inch to the left of the penis area. It is a little swollen. I can urine with no problem. I went to my doctor in December twice and he informed me that is was my muscle and have me IBUPROFEN 600MG. I went to see another doctor who I know personally and he think that it is the same thing. But, this is not about 4 months and I sometimes have pain all up and down my left leg because of this. The right side is fine. Other than that I am normal. Help!!! Who or what type of doctor should I see that can give me the real deal information?
Without examination, it is difficult to say for sure. A groin strain is the most likely cause, but other things are possible - including a hernia or inflammed lymph nodes. If you had a recent GU infection, lymph nodes are more likely.
You can consider imaging the area (i.e. with an ultrasound or CT scan) to determine if there is a hernia. A referral to a surgeon can be considered for further examination.
Followup with your personal physician is essential.
This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
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