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A female asked:

Pain in front of abdomen just above pubic bone and into left side. feels like strain. painful to walk (better if heels slightly raised) ok to sit and ?

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Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Groin Strain: You may have pulled a groin muscle. It is less likely but also possible to have a hernia. A few other less common possibilities come to mind. Need more information and exam. OK to take OTC Tylenol or Advil with food prior to doctor visit for definitive diagnosis and treatment. Using the medication will make going for the doctor exam less painful. If still painful may need ambulance.
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Last updated Aug 28, 2017


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