A 16-year-old male asked:
I have a lump that bulges out in my groin area. i believe this is inguinal hernia. but however i don't seem to have any pain at all. why is this so?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Creighton Wrightanswered
surgery 58 years experience
Not unusual: Most are asymptomatic early on, but enlarge and become symptomatic.
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Dr. Stephen Kimanswered
Surgery - Pediatric 29 years experience
Not yet incarcerated: History is consistent with an inguinal hernia. May not be painful since nothing is stuck - incarcerated or strangulated - which can be an emergency. Recommend prompt evaluation by a general surgeon.
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner commented
Surgery 41 years experience
Many inguinal hernias are soft and pain free unless they enlarge. Hernia incarceration risks are low but not zero.
Jul 16, 2013
Last updated Apr 16, 2015
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