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Pain in my groin but no visible symptoms

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  • Posted By: postrock
  • June 23, 2008
  • 03:09 PM

I've had a pain in my groin for almost a week now - it feels bruised, but also like all the skin has been rubbed off by sandpaper, and is very sensitive to touch.

Its only on the left hand side of my groin, but it also carries around to my left buttock. There is a small red patch behind my pubic hair which is a bit lumpy, although this only appeared 2 days ago.

There are no visible symptoms aside from this small red area. I have an appointment to see a doctor, but he can't fit me in any time before next tuesday (8 days from now). Does anyone have any ideas as to what it might be? Thanks.

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  • infected ingrown hair or a boil. The skin can peel away from the infection site it can feel more bruised than any other type of pain. If you dont have a fever or any other signs of illness that requires emergency help than you should be right till tuesday. I had a very bad boil a couple of months back i find the most comfortant way to treat it was to clean it use some antiseptic cream and place a padded bandaid over it cause it creat a cushoin between general body movement and my clothes rubbing up against it. i dont know if you could do that comfortable on you groin or not but if you can remember to change the bandaid and repeat the cleaning and antibacterial before placing another bandaid on.
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  • ask for a herpes 2 blood test..
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  • I know this is old, but make sure you get blood tested for all the stds they can and get a TB test. If it is positive, strongly consider getting treated to rid yourself of TB, even if it is a latent "harmless" infection. I did not and am very ill now. The health dept can test and treat you. Even if you have no active tb, it is important to try to find a doc that will treat you. I lost my lymph nodes in the groin to calcifications, but before that happened, they repeatedly acted up as you described rarely, then more frequently, then became extremely painful, things getting worse over years. Drinking, etc. can weaken you and make an opportunistic infection like TB, which can be asymptomatic, become active and you pose a risk to yourself and others.
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  • I've had a pain in my groin for almost a week now - it feels bruised, but also like all the skin has been rubbed off by sandpaper, and is very sensitive to touch. Its only on the left hand side of my groin, but it also carries around to my left buttock. There is a small red patch behind my pubic hair which is a bit lumpy, although this only appeared 2 days ago.There are no visible symptoms aside from this small red area. I have an appointment to see a doctor, but he can't fit me in any time before next tuesday (8 days from now). Does anyone have any ideas as to what it might be? Thanks.***i have this same issue trying to figure this out and was wondering if you had any success?
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