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Inguinal Hernia: Inguinal, or groin hernias are very, very common (in men). If the hernia is small and not interfering with your daily activities, it is acceptable to take a "wait-and-see" approach. If not, hernia surgery is advised; this is an outpatient operation that can be performed "open" or via laparoscopy, typically with mesh. I recommend that you see a general surgeon for a formal evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more
30/m with severe pain in back behind ribs. Lasting for 3 months and getting worse. Progressive pain in groin. No bulge. Appointment in 2 wks. Causes?
Kidney or spine: Kidney problems like stones cause back and/or flank pain which radiates toward the groin. Do you have any urinary symptoms? Spinal pain does not usually radiate to the groin. If the pain becomes severe, you can always go to the emergency room for a quicker evaluation. Otherwise your physician will order the appropriate tests for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I have a bulge in my groin on the right side and it makes a gurgle sound when I push it. It goes away when I am lying down. Is this a hernia?
My son got into a fight and after had pain in his groin area, next day it was badly bruised with pain and bulging.Now bulging is still there?
See below: Your son needs to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more
I have a bulge in my left groin area that comes and goes but often causes pain i also sometimes get a pain travelling from my thigh to my leg?
I feel a bulge in my left groin when i cough, there is no bulge visible otherwise, if i lie down and cough i feel no bulge. Can this be a hernia?
Possibly: Hernias are more easily palpated while standing. See your doctor to be checked. ...Read more
Small bulge in the right groin, mild to moderate pain in the right hypochondrium. Sometimes, pain in the right lumbar region.
Need more info...: Trying to answer this Q is like guessing a riddle. How to put all pieces of symptoms together in a sensible way so to reach right diagnosis? One needs more info on specifics & relevance of all symptoms stressing sequence of events + physical exam + testing as needed. How to get these done correctly? Follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; then you can work better with doc. ...Read more