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Can Lower Abdomen Hernias Cause Pain In The Leg
I've been trying to gain some muscle and my lower abdomen is starting to hurt. I have a small little bump on the left side of my leg. Is it hernia?
Left leg bump: If it is at your groin, it is possible. Recommend you drop by and have your PCP check it out. ...Read more
34 year old male. I have dull ache in testicles worse when I sit. Have a pain in the lower abdomen and inside leg. 5 years ago had ingrunal hernia rep?
Maybe related: Tough to say if the two are related, but its possible. I think you would benefit from an evaluation by a hernia specialist, or a plastic surgeon with interest and expertise in peripheral nerve problems. You could check the americas hernia society or european hernia society website to help find a hernia specialist close to you. ...Read more
I have pain in the lower abdomen and it extends to my right upper thigh that lasted for more than a year it starts when sitting, walking or standing? Hernia, liver & testicles scans were clear.
Could be muscle prob: This could be muscle problem with trigger point. You can have your doctor refer to someone to try trigger point injections. ...Read more
Heaviness in abdomen lower backache n leg pain.10 days 2 period. Not pregnant. Calcifications in kidneys. Gassy and bloated. Both grandmas had bc. Concernd?
Need more info: There is a need to more history and physical examination of abdomen and spine by a physician. Please see your PCP ...Read more
Numbness periodically on left side of abdomen. Lower back pain and leg pain on left side. Period should have ended 4 days ago but am still spotting.?
Musculoskeletal: Early 20's female w. unilateral abdominal "numbness" & same-sided sciatica. Assuming single disorder, only pain referral pattern explanatory is pelvic girdle joint disorder. Vertebral spine neural impingements refer pain in sciatic & long-leg radiculopathy patterns. Sacroiliac joint disorders distinctively refer to ipsilateral abdomen/pelvis & groin. Osteopaths are skillful diagnosticians of this. ...Read more
No, unless hernia: Incarcerates or strangulates its contents. You should see your doctor to look for other explanations for this pain. ...Read more
Can an inguinal hernia cause pain throughout entire lower abdomen and throughout all soft tissue within the pelvis and surrounding area?
Yes If it gets: Incarcerated (get stuck and unable to push back in) if you have one see your doctor and get it repaired. ...Read more
Had a CT with results "small hernias with fat only nonconcerning". Is this the cause of my pain in lower abdomen/pelvis? Does hernia pain=strangulate
Yes it could be: Henias regardless of size can cause the pain you describe. Strangulation, however, needs further physical examination to verify the diagnosis. ...Read more
Pea sized lump in groin where upper leg meets abdomen and pelvis. Is this common? Does not hurt. Will watch but concerned. 25 female..
Lymph node: You are probably feeling an inguinal lymph node. If you just noticed this, and there are no others, watch it as you mentioned, but see your doctor if something changes (especially with your history). ...Read more
Chronic back and leg pain for 4 years. Done many MRI - no hernia, cause unknown. I was told maybe it could be caused by anemia. Is that possible?
I started to feel pain in my lower abdomen area that transfered to my testicles. Pain in abdomen stoped but in testicles didn't. No hernia I checked?
Weightlifters who lift very heavy weights in internatnal event put very tight leather belt on lower abdomen bfore lifting. This protects from hernia?
I believe: That the belt is for back support. It would not prevent hernias from forming. ...Read more
No: The nerves that would need to be impinged exit the spine and traverse the rear of the pelvis, direct and indirect inguinal hernias are anterior to these structures. Other side of the highway, different exit. I encourage you to get a physical exam if you have pain to determine the cause. Good luck. ...Read more
I wake up each day with pain in my lower abdomen; feels like I have to #2 and am gassy. Pressing on left side it hurts a bit. Hernia repair in past?
Diverticulosis: You might be facing a mild diverticulitis. Make sure you avoid food with nuts and seeds. Avoid red meat. Eat more fruits and fibers and hydrate yourself well. Exercise daily even by a simple walking. Keep your bowels soft. If keep happening see your doctors for further testing ...Read more
My abdomen has 2 protruding lumped on either side of a surgical scar, could this be a hernia in the lower abdomen?
I have a bulge the size of a football in my lower abdomen after my incisional hernia in december? I've had a ultra sound and it isn't another hernia
Was mesh used?: If mesh was used for the repair, the bulge may be normal. It is important to rule out a recurrent hernia, and other reasons for masses like a hematoma if you just had the surgery. Best to follow-up with your general surgeon. A history and physical exam should help narrow the possibilities. ...Read more
Bulge in Groin: All inguinal hernias begin as small holes in the groin, usually evident as a subtle bulge that, in time, can enlarge and extend into the scrotal sac. Of course, neglect and time can lead to some very large hernias, but, in my experience, they usually extend down into the scrotal sac rather than lead to protrusions of the entire lower abdomen. ...Read more
I have a hernia and get a bulge in lower abdomen when I have to urinate and it goes away after urinating?
Hernia: Hernias need to be evaluated by a physician and if necessary a surgical repair may be indicated. Inguinal hernias are in the crease between the lower abdomen and the groin. ...Read more
Bilateral hernia repair with mesh 2 weeks ago. Feeling burning sensation and pain in lower abdomen, and horrible sweat attacks?
Kind of normal:
It is kind of normal to have these feeling after a hernia repair.
Did you have the surgery as open procedure, or laparoscopic.?
Make sure that you follow your surgeon instructions.
Apply heat pad and take more ibuprofen than narcotic, and make sure that your bowels are soft and you are going every day.
If pain persisted or start associated with fever, and redness, make sure that you see surgeon. ...Read more
Underwent laproscopic repair for inguinal hernia in march 2013. What reasons can there be for a small bulge in lower abdomen? Anything to worry about?
When I stand up I can feel this long bump sticking out of my lower abdomen. I don't feel it laying down. Could a CT scan miss a small hernia?
Diastasis: This may not be a true hernia but instead may be a separation (diastasis) of the abdominal rectum muscle that is not apparent when you are supine. It becomes noticeable when you tense the abdominal wall muscles. This is not a serious condition. Your physician can confirm the diagnosis after examining you and a CT scan is unnecessary. ...Read more
I had two hernia repairs with mesh two weeks ago. I am feeling a burning sensation and stabbing pain in my lower abdomen, fast heart beat, and sweatin?
Not normal: You may want to check your temperature. If temperature > 99.5 Fahrenheit you will need to go to ED or call your surgeon. Are your bowel movements regular? Is your pain over the site of incision? Is there redness/swelling or white purulent discharge from the incision? Is there nausea/vomiting associated with the stabbing pain? All of these symptoms are signs of infection and/or obstruction. ...Read more
Have a bulg in the lower abdomen area. Solid and tender with some pain to the touch with a small red dot above. No zit head or any opening. Hernia?
Skin boil: Hard to tell without looking at it, it can be a skin boil as usually hernias don't have a red tender head. ...Read more
Can excessive coughing/sneezing the days immediately following lapro inguinal hernia repair mess up the results? Severe pain in right lower abdomen.
Rare: It would be rare to have that happen especially with a laparoscopic approach where the increased abdominal pressure with coughing and sneezing presses the mesh against the defect. Probably just some irritation and strain in the operative area due to the coughing and sneezing. ...Read more
Severe pain in right lower abdomen (along pant line). Had inguinal hernia repair 5 days ago, pain presented 3 days ago. Normal or should I call doc?
As above: To be safe than sorry talk with u physician. ...Read more
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