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groin strain vs hernia

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Usually pain: Especially on exertion. If it is a true inguinal hernia, you might also see a lump. If this lump becomes painful or tender, it is time to see surgeo ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Sometimes they are: Very similar. A severe strain can fail to heal and progress to a hernia. Or it could heal without hernia formation.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Lump: A hernia often has a lump associated with the area of pain. Physical exam is the best way to diagnose a groin hernia, but sometimes a variety of imagi ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
29 years experience General Surgery
Hernia symptoms: They can include pain located in the groin or below the groin crease: bulging, pain , a lump , tenderness or even changes in bowel or bladder habits. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
17 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Symptoms can be very similar for both a groin strain and hernia. Usually with a hernia a physician or patient can feel a bulge at the site of the her ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
29 years experience Family Medicine
Strain: If you were evaluated and diagnosed with groin strain, then that is probably what you have. Why do you think it is a hernia?
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
37 years experience Rheumatology
Location, location!: The pubic symphysis is right in the middle of the pelvis (straight down from the umbilicus). An inguinal hernia causes a lump in the groin (left or r ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Hernia/strain: A strain or pulled muscle will settle down and resolve in a few weeks. A hernia will continue to have symptoms in that location and eventually a bulge ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Doubt ???Strain: May be a hernia other than the common Inguinal hernia, There are other hernias of that area such a femoral / obturator hernias. Seek consult from a Ge ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: The term hernia can apply to different areas of the body & varies in size/effect. If your hernia follows the path where the testis came down durin ... Read More

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