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A 39-year-old male asked:

Can my hernia make me feel like i pulled a muscle in my lower right back there is a lot of pain where my hernia is located and in my back?

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Dr. J Roberts
Vascular Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: The iliopsoas, iliacus and tensor fascia lata can all effect/generate spasms and pain in lower back and thighs... Any anterior abdominal "pull" such as an inguinal or ventral hernia may precipitate said spasms and pains.
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Two problems: It is possible you have two separate problems. Check in with your doc/surgeon. The back pain may impact your risk/benefit analysis for elective hernia repair. Once you address one problem, the second problem often simplifies. Good luck.

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