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I'm male & bodybuilder. whenever i lift weights (squats, barbell curls) i feel pressure on my pelvis area. no hernia as per doctor. what it could be?

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Dr. Boris Aronzon answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

Strain: Strain, arthritis, herniated disk, kidney stone among other causes.

Answered 3/26/2013

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Dr. Wendy Askew answered

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Possibilities: Any activity that involves heavy lifting, or increasing your intraabdominal pressure does refer that pressure into the pelvis. It could be a pulled or mild sprain of an internal muscle or groin pull, it could be dilated vessels/ structures in the scrotum (like a varicocele), but it may be a small hernia also. They can be hard to diagnose especially if it is small.

Answered 1/27/2013

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Dr. Steve Martinez answered

Specializes in Breast Surgery

Obturator hernia: This could be a hernia if your obituary or canal, a space in your pelvis. This is hard to diagnose on physical examination and may require special imaging such as ct scan.

Answered 1/27/2013

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