What could cause inner thigh & groin pain non injury?

Updated November 21, 2016

There are many conditions that can cause inner thigh and groin pain. If you experience persistent pain that is not the result of an injury, consult your doctor. Correct diagnosis is key to treating conditions that cause pain.


A hernia can cause pain in the inner thigh and groin area. A hernia can be caused by an injury, however, there are other causes. These may include chronic constipation, pregnancy, obesity and a congenital weakness of the abdominal wall. A hernia may cause other symptoms such as muscle weakness and a bulge in the groin area.

Kidney Stones

A kidney stone can cause pain that radiates into the groin and thigh area. A kidney stone is a mass that forms from substances that are present in the urine. Some causes of kidney stones are heat exhaustion, acute pancreatitis and heart attack.


Orchitis (swelling of the testicles) is a condition that can cause pain in the testes that may radiate down the thigh. The treatment for orchitis is antibiotics, bed rest, scrotum support and analgesics for pain management. Orchitis can be a symptom of a more serious condition such as testicular cancer, gonorrhoea or syphilis.


Cancer of the urinary system can cause persistent pain in the groin that may radiate to the thigh, pelvic pain, abdominal pain and swelling in the genital area. The treatments for this condition may include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.


If you experience a sudden onset of acute pain in the groin and thigh that is not caused by an injury, it could be a sign of a serious condition. It is important to seek immediate medical attention to avoid complications.

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