A 37-year-old male asked:
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my husband has had groin pain for two months or so. it hurts him to sneeze, switch positions suddenly at the gym, softball, etc. strain or hernia?

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Dr. Mohammad Khan
29 years experience Pediatrics
Possible hernia: He needs to be evaluated by a physician for proper diagnosis and treatment
Answered on Sep 5, 2014

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