Hi all, It's me again. The local groin pain lightning rod. If you haven't read previous posts from me, I'll give a brief recap. In short, I first discovered TMS after experiencing terrible groin pain for 7 months and the doctor telling me it was chronic epididymitis. After numerous antibiotic attempts, he said my only other option to alleviate the pain was surgery. Thank God at that point I stumbled upon Sarno and Steve O's work and was able to identify it as TMS. Since then I've had some groin pain off and on, but usually I'm not phased by it because I know it's TMS. Recently when in Switzerland, I freaked myself out thinking I had testicular torsion but it was all in my head. I also got a pretty good Staph abscess in my groin area that I still have a scar from. Then shortly after I kept getting zits and ingrown hairs in the area until I just quit worrying about them and they stopped. So fast forward to the present. On Sunday morning I had sexual intercourse with a girl that I just met. I was still a little drunk and stupidly didn't use a condom, but I didn't really think about it. But anyways, literally a couple of hours later, my groin (in the area of my lymph nodes on both sides) starts to feel sore and tinder to touch. Now, the sex was kind of rough so I just shrugged it off thinking I was a little sore. But now it's been three days, and it's still lingering. Mainly on the left side of my groin. I've also noticed now that I'm starting to break out with some pimples in my groin area (mainly on the left side). The pain isn't that bad, and I barely notice it unless I move a certain way or actually touch it in the right spot, but it's definitely there. So, if this doesn't subside by tomorrow, I'm thinking about going to Urgent Care and getting it checked out. The lymph node pain has me worried that I've caught some kind of STD. But I don't understand why it started hurting only a few hours after sex. Maybe a hernia too? Idk, or maybe it's just TMS screwing with my head agaon, but this kind of pain is different than what I've experienced before.