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is swollen abdomen a symptom of groin hernia (inguinal hernia)

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Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Hernia?: If it does not hurt gather no urgency. If you have lost weight without trying I would wonder if it is an enlarged lymp node? Check both inguinal area ... Read More
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Not urgent: Unless symptoms worsening or significant growth noted. Alternate diagnoses remain possible.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Weight loss: If the weight loss was unintended, it is urgent and you should see a doctor sooner. If it was on purpose, you may wait to September, unless you notice ... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
31 years experience Gastroenterology
Could be an issue: You should see the surgeon & ask him/her their opinion.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Followup: It is not necessarily abnormal to have some degree of mild discomfort at the surgical area for even up to 6 months after surgery as things heal and re ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
33 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Difference: A inguinal hernia is a tear of the muscle/fascia in the inguinal canal with protrusion of the colon through the tear. A lymph node is a structure whic ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sathish Adigopula
20 years experience Pediatrics
Few differences: Inguinal hernia is a protrusion of the intestines either directly through the muscular layer or through a canal. Lymph nodes are usually movable fro ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Post Op Complication: Please have your husband contact the surgeon. He would have been given specific post operative instructions to take home. These instructions will desc ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Groin lymphs: Although a hernia and lymph nodes can cause bumps in the groin area - don't usually expect them to extrude pus. You may have an infected cyst or other ... Read More
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Bulge in Groin: All inguinal hernias begin as small holes in the groin, usually evident as a subtle bulge that, in time, can enlarge and extend into the scrotal sac. ... Read More

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