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Symptoms of groin strain or hernia?

Symptoms of groin strain or hernia?

Usually pain: Especially on exertion. If it is a true inguinal hernia, you might also see a lump. If this lump becomes painful or tender, it is time to see surgeon for possible surgical repair. If it is just a strain, it should get better with rest and mild analgesics. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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High groin or hernia?

Not. Term: Not such thing called high groin.

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Groin lump/bulge or inguinal hernia, what's the difference?

See below : Groin lump could be from many reasons - hernia, lymph node. Tumor, hematoma, aneurysm etc... Need to c medical professional to figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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Could a varicoselectomy or an inguinal hernia cause epididymitis?

Could a varicoselectomy or an inguinal hernia cause epididymitis?

Hernia: Generally speaking, no. The usual predisposing factors for epididymitis are frequent urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases, urinary flow problems from prostatic hypertrophy. In addition, recent surgery, especially in the urogenital region can cause it as well, so theoretically, a recent varicoselectomy could cause it. Best to see a urologist. ...Read more

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Can an inguinal hernia surgery trauma cause fibromyalgia?

Can an inguinal hernia surgery trauma cause fibromyalgia?

Unlikely: Fibromyalgia is a relatively poorly understood disease, but is not thought to be caused by inguinal hernia repair. Any surgical procedure however is likely to be more painful and have a longer recovery in patients with fibromyalgia compared to those without. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can a groin tear or hernia cause urinarary pain or complacations?

Can a groin tear or hernia cause urinarary pain or complacations?

Mild, if any.: The bladder and the groin are in close proximity to one another. Therefore, it is not uncommon for a patient with a hernia to describe discomfort when urinating, especially if their bladder is full; however this is more of an awareness then a pain. Very rarely, a portion of the bladder can enter into the hernia sac. Groin tears rarely cause any urinary symptoms, if ever. ...Read more

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Can inguinal or femoral hernias cause indigestion?

Can inguinal or femoral hernias cause indigestion?

unlikely: Most of the times hernia (s ) will not cause any symptoms except occasional pain , but when it gets incarcerated is an emergency , will have severe pain , can not be pushed inside requiring emergency surgery. ...Read more

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Can an inguinal hernia cause testicular entrapment?

Sometimes: An inguinal hernia can be large and extend into the scrotum impinging on the testicle. On occasions it can also draw the testicle into the inguinal canal and cause discomfort and even pain. ...Read more

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Can inguinal hernia cause posterior leg pain?

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

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Does inguinal (groin) hernia causes testicular vein dilation or pain & swelling in testicular veins?

Does inguinal (groin) hernia causes testicular vein dilation or pain & swelling in testicular veins?

It could.: A large enough inguinal hernia can certainly cause testicular pain and can can cause scrotal swelling. I imagine it might also compress or push on the pampiniform veins and exacerbate a clinical varicocele. This complex of symptoms certainly merits medical evaluation. ...Read more

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4 hernias, 1 pinched a nerve, repaired w/mesh 1/27. Have bad pain near umbilical area. Pulling. Could it be back or not healed right or scar tissue?

4 hernias, 1 pinched a nerve, repaired w/mesh 1/27. Have bad pain near umbilical area. Pulling. Could it be back or not healed right or scar tissue?

Yes: Could be any of those. I'd follow up with the last surgeon that worked on you to get an exam to figure out the cause. Don't go to another surgeon (except for a second opinion) as they will not be privy to your history. If the surgeon isn't available, see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Inguinal Hernia-Mesh repair 2 moths ago constipated/strained a LOT to defecate, dull pain in inguinal and perineal region 1 week. Bothersome?

Inguinal Hernia-Mesh repair 2 moths ago constipated/strained a LOT to defecate, dull pain in inguinal and perineal region 1 week. Bothersome?

Hernia: you need to be checked by your surgeon to make sure you did not develop a hernia again especially. It could just be a strain of the healing tissues. ...Read more

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After inguinal hernia surgery could there be scar tissue in scrotum?

After inguinal hernia surgery could there be scar tissue in scrotum?

Maybe: If the hernia was large & extended into the scrotum before the surgery, then scar can form temporarily. Or there can be temporary scrotal swelling after hernia surgery that could feel like scar tissue. See your surgeon for an exam. ...Read more

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In inguinal hernia repair surgery, does injury to the cremaster muscle/s usually occurs?

In inguinal hernia repair  surgery, does injury to the cremaster muscle/s usually occurs?

Yes, because: It is inherent part of surgery, especially if it is indirect type of inguinal hernia. Cremaster muscle injury usually is of little if any clinical significance. Ask your surgeon to explain to you with a diagram, because it is difficult to explain without drawing a picture. ...Read more

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Can an injury or hit to testicles or groin region cause blood in stool?

Can an injury or hit to testicles or groin region cause blood in stool?

No connection: Unless the injury hits to bowels(area above the groins) there is no good reason to relate that hit or injury to the blood in your stools. I would advise that you go see your doctor especially if your bleeding persists. ...Read more

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Can the pudendal nerve become entrapped or damaged during inguinal hernia repair?

Shouldn't : It is inconceivable this nerve could be damaged during either open or laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, however in medicine you can "never say never". Variations in anatomy and techniques can result in rare issues. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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L groin pain from hernia worsening and pushing into scrotum?

Needs evaluated: Thanks for your question! Any hernia that is producing a lot of pain deserves to be seen at the emergency department ASAP. ...Read more

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