Internal Discomfort In The Groin Area

What Causes Internal Groin Discomfort?

Internal groin discomfort can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'needs attention' to 'serious'.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose internal groin discomfort, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "internal groin discomfort" as a symptom.  Here are three possibilities:
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Kidney Stones
  • Interstitial Cystitis

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
kidney stones in family members
discontinued low-carb diet
slight abdominal distension
frequent daytime urination
significant left lumbar pain
discontinued diuretic use
recent night sweats
frequent nighttime urination
major fatigue for over 12 months
weak urine stream
unexplained fevers that hit hard
strong-smelling urine
... and more than 10 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of internal groin discomfort:
Cause Probability Status
Kidney Stones 99% Confirm
Urinary Tract Infection 29% Unlikely
Interstitial Cystitis 4% Ruled out
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Urinary Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about internal discomfort in the groin area:
Do you have internal pain or discomfort in the inguinal (groin) area?
Possible responses:
→ Never / don't know
→ Occasional moderate discomfort
→ Frequent moderate discomfort
→ Occasional severe pain
→ Frequent severe pain
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate inguinal pain, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
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