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how long does it take a pulled groin to heal

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
4-6 weeks.: They can be slow to heal, but don't rush it. You could apply an elastic bandage or wear a pull-up sleeve for a little support as it heals.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
24 years experience General Surgery
Pulled groin: Make sure it's not a hernia, like a sports hernia first. Otherwise rest , and nsaids.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Slow activity: Heat the area (such as bath, heating pad, jacuzzi), slow stretching and light exercises, gradually increase activities, rest when it becomes uncomfort ... Read More
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Dr. Aharon Wolf
15 years experience Preventive Medicine
Should be checked: Out to make sure not hernia.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Hard to say without: Knowing more specifics as in how severe the "pull" was. But in general even for mild strains, resting for 2 weeks isn't unreasonable with a graded(sl ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Probably: Avoid Ibuprofen if you have high blood pressure, kidney problems, ulcers, or on blood thinners (check package insert for other precautions). Use the l ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Miller
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Make sure: First make sure that's what it is. I saw a man treated by his doctor for six months for a "pulled groin" that i found to acutally be a lung cancer th ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Morgan
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No pain: When you can do activities with out pain you can stretch your groin with out pain and it is equal in motion to the normal side and has normal strength ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
25 years experience Wound care
Difficult: They can give you many of the same symptoms. Best to have an experienced md examine you. Rarely a study like cat scan may be necessary. Sometimes y ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Billy
28 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Core exercises: Stretching exercises for a pulled groin in the early stage of injury are helpful to prevent secondary tightness. Eventual exercises should focus on l ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
By location: the pubis is easy to palpate, and would be point specific. a groin pull would be palpable in the medial muscle mass, even if close to a muscle attachm ... Read More
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