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A 28-year-old female asked:

I have a bulge about an inch by four inches wide on the left side of my abdomen just over my hip bone. it popped up suddenly after i used the bathroom?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
? Hernia: Not sure but it could be an inguinal hernia.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Abdominal bulge: Do u often strain w/ bowel movements? May have developed a hernia. Other structures in that area are femoral artery, nerve, & vein. Remote possibility of an aneurysm (bulge) in the femoral artery, especially if u can feel a pulse in the bulge. See pcp or gynecologic surgeon for evaluation of the bulge.
Last updated Dec 10, 2013

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