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I have groin pain. Can it be prostatitis?

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I have groin pain. Can it be prostatitis?

Hello, my name is***** thank you for your question. I am a qualified MD with 18 years’ experience and I am happy to work with you on this.

Please provide some more information so that I can provide you with a better informed answer.

What is your age and gender?

How long have you been having these symptoms?

Have you seen a doctor for this? Any tests done?

Please provide this info and I will help you further with my answer.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
45 Male
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Symptoms for about 9 weeks
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Waiting for Ultrasound scan
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
This came after Covid/Pfizer vacine.
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
The pain varies. Sometimes in the scrotum - a tingling sensation. Other times in the lower groin/abdomen area

Groin pain can be caused by various conditions

Pudendal nerve entrapment: when the nerve called the pudendal nerve which supplies groin area and gets compressed or otherwise affected due to conditions like tight clothing, obesity, conditions causing neuropathy like diabetes, tumours, etc.

Repetitive stress injury causes which can cause such pain like: Adductor tendonitis and Illipsoad tendinitis

Lumbar disc pain

Iliopsoas bursitis: this is an inflammation of a bursa which lies in the medial part of the thigh near the groin and can be infectious or traumatic in origin.

Prostate causes like prostatitis.

For now, you can take the following steps:

Avoid tight underwear, use loose comfortable underwear

Avoid or minimize outdoor activities like cycling, joggin, etc

Avoid rough sex and prolonged sex

Avoid heavy exercise.

No lifting of heavy weights

Try to avoid stress - cut down on coffee, alcohol, smoking.

Regular hours of sleep.

Good healthy diet.

Iron, Vit. C and Zinc supplements

You should try with stretching exercises for the hip joint:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ie5SW9mqmuk

But if the symptoms persist or get worse, show your doctor for this and discuss these causes.

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Thank you and I wish you the best of health - stay safe!

Dr. P. Jyoti

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
In the morning in bed the groin area in the later part of the day lower abdomen. Sometimes inner thigh as well

It is more likely to be a muscular issue than prostatitis.

Try with the steps I suggested.

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Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Can it be hernia?

No, thats not likely with these symptoms.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I am in the UK. The health service is slow and can't see me till the end of the month. So I went and saw a couple of private ultrasound people. Don't know how reputable they are to be honest. Both said enlarges prostate.
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
One said hernia the other did not.
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Which as the reason I asked if it could be prostatitis.
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I read online and someone on reddit said reactive arthritis
. Could that be it at all?
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
When can I expect phone call?
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Will I be charged for it?
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
If the doctor cannot call me)

Enlarged prostate is different from prostatitis.

Prostatits is inflammation of the prostate due to infection.

Enlarged prostate is a general enlargement of the prostate gland which occurs due to age.

Hernia again is different from both.

Your doctor's appointment will clear up the issue, dont worry.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Earlier in this conversation you said the problem is likely to be a "muscular issue". Would a hernia count as a muscular issue?

No, hernia is a defect in the muscle but not a muscular issue. Those would be things like sprains and tears and spasms in the muscles.

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
In my conversation earlier, I said I am having groin pain starting in the lower abdominal area (near the prostate) on the right side that, at times, radiates towards the groin and, on rare occasions, towards the thigh.Two questions:1) Could this be a trapped nerve?
2) I have an ultrasound scan next week. Would this scan be able to detect conditions such as a trapped nerve?Thank you!