A member 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.

6 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Creighton Wright answered

Specializes in surgery

Small intermittent bulging can occur. Observe over time. They tend to enlarge over time, so do not want to wait til huge!

Answered May 3, 2013


Dr. Barry Rosen answered

Specializes in General Surgery

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.

Answered Oct 26, 2014



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