What are the signs and symptoms of genitofemoral nerve entrapment?

Updated: Oct 15, 2019
  • Author: Minoo Hadjari Hollis, MD; Chief Editor: Thomas M DeBerardino, MD  more...
  • Print

Injury to the femoral branch of the genitofemoral nerve causes hypoesthesia over the anterior thigh below the inguinal ligament; this finding distinguishes entrapment of this nerve from entrapment of the iliohypogastric or ilioinguinal nerve. Groin pain is a common presentation of neuralgia from nerve injury or entrapment. The pain may be worse with internal or external rotation of the hip, with prolonged walking, or even with light touch.

Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!