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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
Watch and wait:
What you feel may be fibrosed lymph nodes from past infections in the feet or legs. It the lumps are stable you may let it be. You may feel the nodes every couple of weeks, if the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, or lose weight, you should see a doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...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
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
Pain, burning, discomfort. Right side groin can't really feel a bulge but is little hard when I press. Ice feels good when applied. Is this a hernia?
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
Pressure in left groin. Doesn't hurt to lift, bend, or cough. No bulge or pain just feels like pressure. Could it be an ingunial hernia still?
My son had an injury to his groin area, started with bad bruising, now just bulging lump in his groin area. What should I do?
Lump in Groin:
All groin lumps should be examined by your health care provider.
harmless (benign) cyst,
hernia (usually a soft, large bulge in the groin on one or both sides)
infections in the legs,
injury trauma to the groin area.
Lipomas (harmless fatty growths),
swollen lymph glands in the groin. ...Read more
I have a palpable bulge in the groin area but right by hip. It has bruise like color above it. Could this be a hernia if it's far out by the hip?
I have a pain in my lower left quadrant. Practically in my left side groin area. Is there a way to find out if it is a strain or a hernia? No bulge
I hump my pillow with my penis down and place two pillows underneath my stomach and penis! I now notice a bulge on the left side of my groin area?
Here are some...: Hi! RafaelS, Your acts with two pillows very unlikely have a direct connection with a bulge in left groin. If not having systemic symptoms like fever & general tiredness, it is reasonable to just watch & wait to see if this bulge may change in its size or produce pain. Also, take a look at whole external genitalia (sac and penis) so to assure no any local lesion/ erosion. If worse In 3-5 days, see ...Read more
From past 6 months I am experiencing on/off pain in left testicle. A bulge is also seen sometimes in groin. Shown to doc. Says no hernia, varicocele?
Ultrasound: Ask for an ultrasound of the testicle. If there is any mass it will be seen. The other possible diagnosis is a torsion but your pain comes and goes. The attachment of the testis on the sac may be lacking. ...Read more
Left side lower back pain towards my butt that radiates up to the middle of my back and to my groin. Small bulge above hip that doesn't hurt or hard.
Small, non-tender, non-growing bulge above groin, horizontally located halfway between leg crease and center of body. Feels like veins/ligaments, etc.
Feel bulging feeling in groin-esp when sitting and signing (yelling).No bump visible.3 surgeons said no need for hernia surgery. Feel pain coughing. Why?
May be a sports hernia which is stretchng or tearing of the oblique muscles or the tendons of the adductors. May also be just irritation of the inguinal ligament, rarely sciatic pain, prostate/ testicular /intestine/kidney issue. F/u/ w/ doc
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(an inguinal l hernia is when the intestine protrudes through the defect in the abdominal wall ...Read more
I had hydrocele and hernia repair surgery last Friday. I've had no pain except normal soreness, but there is still a bulge in my groin. Is this normal?
Probably: As tissue heals, it can become swollen and hard for up to 6 weeks post-operatively. Give it time. Make sure you keep your post-operative appointment. ...Read more
I have been diagnoised with three bulging discs in lower back, along with stenosis of spine, but the pain in my groin and pelvic area is getting as bad as my lower back, my dr. Recommends pt, should I request another mri, I had one a yr. Ago.?
Repeat MRI: If your symptoms are new, you may need another mri. Disc protrusions may cause groin and hip pain. With that said, physical therapy is a good start and should be tried before jumping back in the magnet. Note: if pain is severe or you are having sensory symptoms or weakness, an MRI is indicated. ...Read more