A 29-year-old male asked:

I've had a left inguinal hernia for a long time, recently started doing squats; i stopped after noticing pressure feeling on lower abdomen when i bend and slight aches at lower groin and scrotum, can i take prednisolone & anorol to relieve discomfort?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
When an "inguinal hernia" starts to enlarge or provide symptoms as described, it is time to see a surgeon to correct the hernia. Avoiding a surgical repair can lead to a surgical emergency with strangulation of intestine.
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Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
If a hernia gives discomfort it should be corrected. You can wear a hernia support belt or have it repaired. If not you might continue to have the symptoms. Prednisolone should not be taken for this.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
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