The groin area is where your abdomen transitions to your lower body and legs. It is located near the hips, above your upper thighs and under your stomach. Groin pain can also be a sign of gynecological diseases.
Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that can form in one or both ovaries. The ovaries are part of the female reproductive system and are located on both sides of the uterus. This is where the eggs develop and the hormones estrogen and progesterone are created.
Ovarian cysts are relatively common and do not always cause symptoms. The common symptom of ovarian cyst in the left ovary is groin pain that radiates from the left side of your groin area to the hips and lower abdomen.
Endometriosis, a genetically inherited immune system disease, can cause infertility problems in women. Endometriosis is the presence of the tissue called endometrium outside the uterus, which covers the inside of the uterus. Endometriosis is mostly seen in the ovaries, ovarian ducts (tubes) and the outer surface of the uterus. Endometriosis is seen in women of reproductive age, that is, endometriosis is encountered in the period from the onset of menstrual bleeding to menopause.
In the early stages of endometriosis, groin pain may occur with the rupture of endometriosis wounds. In addition, in cases of progressive endometriosis, the adhesion of the reproductive organs and the restriction of their movements and their difficulties causes inguinal pain. In addition, it is thought that the change in the chemical structure of the abdominal fluid also causes pain. The rupture of chocolate cysts can also cause severe and sudden pain.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Polycystic ovary syndrome refers to a group of clinical conditions that cause excessive production of androgens (male hormones) in the ovaries. The ovaries are larger than normal and many small cysts contain fluid-filled vesicles. For this reason, it is defined as polycystic. Common symptoms are excessive hair growth, oily skin, acne formation, obesity, irregular or absent menstrual periods, ovulation disorders and infertility. It can cause groin pain.
Fibroids are abnormal smooth muscle tissue growths seen in the uterus and cervix. Many fibroids do not show any symptoms. One third of the patients have complaints of abnormal vaginal bleeding, feeling of pressure and inguinal pain.
Hydrosalpinx, in its simplest terms, is the swelling of the inside of the tubes by filling with liquid. This fluid flows from the open end of the tubes into the abdominal cavity. If the tubes are blocked, there will be no flow into the abdominal cavity, so hydrosalpinx may accumulate in the tube and cause pain in the abdomen or groin.
Inguinal pain should be cared for in women and the possible cause should be diagnosed and treated by going to the obstetrician. In this way, it will not be late to treat possible future problems, especially fertility problems.