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Groin swelling - red flag symptoms

Groin swelling - red flag symptoms

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Red flags

Time to Complete

0.5 hours


July 29, 2016


February 23, 2018

Programme Description

This red flags article explains signs and symptoms of potentially serious pathology in patients presenting with groin swelling. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include red flag symptoms, possible causes, differential diagnoses including inguinal and femoral hernias, and when to refer.

Educational Objectives

After reading this article, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • List common causes of groin swelling
  • Consider differential diagnoses including hernias
  • Take a good clinical history
  • Conduct appropriate investigations
  • Recognise red flag symptoms
  • Authors

    Activity author
    Dr Harry Brown
    United Kingdom

    Reviewed and updated by
    Dr Jessica Garner
    United Kingdom


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required