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A 39-year-old female asked:

is it possible to have a groin hernia with no lump? er doc says it felt like one but there isn't a lump. i exercise 5 times a week. on right side.

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Small : Small intermittent bulging can occur. Observe over time. They tend to enlarge over time, so do not want to wait til huge!
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
No Bulge, No Hernia: Both hernias and pulled muscles may cause pain in the groin, worsened by lifting or activity. In general, a hernia is associated with a bulge/lump as well. Ironically, hernias typically cause less pain than a pulled muscle. Did the er doctor examine you when you were standing up and bearing down? I recommend scheduling an appointment with a hernia surgeon for a hernia exam.

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Last updated Oct 26, 2014

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