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I am experiencing a sharp pain in my groin area. It is

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I am experiencing a sharp pain in my groin area. It is intermitent and started earlier this morning while still in bed. The pain lasts just a few seconds, but it is a stabbing pain.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

This is Dr. David

I am sorry you are having this sharp stabbing pain in your groin.

have you been doing any new heavy lifting or exercise?

you could have pulled or strained a groin muscle or hip flexor muscle. this muscle can often be strained or pulled after new physical activity like walking or running or lifting if you have not properly stretched and strengthened that hip flexor muscle.

or it could be due to inflammation in your abdomen or pelvis or fluid in your pelvis.

when was your last gyn exam or doctors exam

you may need an ultrasound of your abdomen and groin area to check for pelvic fluid and irritation of your pelvic floor.

let em know if you have questions.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I did do a little heavy lifting last evening. I lifted 2 bags of salt out of the trunk of my car. They each weighed 50#. I bet that was it!
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

heavy lifting often will strain the groin muscle

try to ice it with bags of ice in zip lock bags wrapped in a towel

heating pads can help as well.

when it feels better, try some gentle groin stretching exercises

and then work on strengthening with hip flexor exercises and deep squats

you may benefit from seeing a physical therapist to help you with these exercises.

let me know if you have other questions.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thank you!
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

you are welcome

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