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Inflammation of Internal Organs


Appendicitis is characterized by aching pain in the lower right-hand side of the abdomen and mild fever. Nausea and vomiting often occur, and lifting the right leg exacerbates the pain. Symptoms that persist for
more than a few hours should lead to urgent consultation with a doctor. Return to sport is possible 3–8 weeks after surgery.


Inflammation of the prostate gland can cause pain radiating towards the groin. Difficulty in passing urine is common, and worse during cold weather. The condition should be investigated by a doctor and treated
appropriately: rectal examination is required in athletes with groin pain.

Urinary tract infection

Urinary tract infections are characterized by burning pains on urination and frequent, urgent passage of urine which may smell unpleasant. Such infections can cause pain radiating into the groin region. Urinary tract infections should be investigated by a doctor and treated with antibiotics active against the particular types of bacteria present in the urine.

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