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The groin is the crease at the junction of the torso with the legs and the adjacent region that includes the external genitals. The term may be used as a euphemism for genitals, since the names of the latter are taboo words in some cultures. When someone has "pulled his/her groin muscles", usually, this person has pulled a muscle in the inner thigh. The groin is the fold or hollow on either side of the front of the body where the thigh joins the abdomen.

The term is sometimes used as a euphemism for sex organs since the names of the sex organs are taboo words in some cultures.

For vascular surgeons the groin is the preferred site for incisions to enter a catheter into the vascular system.

In the groin, underneath the skin are some lymph glands that play a role in the immune system. These can be swollen due to certain diseases. The most common cause being a simple infection and less likely cancer.




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