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I've had a 3 month testicle ache. Ultrasound found nothing. I do not have chlamydia or gonorrhea. Could it be a groin pull? A hernia?

I've had a 3 month testicle ache. Ultrasound found nothing. I do not have chlamydia or gonorrhea. Could it be a groin pull? A hernia?

Understand but...: Practically, all your tests in your clinical scenario are optional and unnecessary if the quality and quantity of pain as well as the sequence of events are inquired properly, and physical exam on inguinal canal, the scrotum and its contents are performed correctly. For the time being, please focus on collecting the above ANS see a trustworthy professional, who should be able to explain what ... ...Read more

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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


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Can a groin pull which leads to pain in the scrotum and a testicular trauma which lead to a groin pull cause inguinal hernia?

Can a groin pull which leads to pain in the scrotum and a testicular trauma which lead to a groin pull cause inguinal hernia?

Inguinal Hernias: Yes. Of course. Any strain on the muscles in the inguinal canal can lead to hernia. The hernia is what usually causes the intra-scrotal symptoms if I am reading your question correctly. ...Read more

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How is groin pull distinguished from sports hernia?On MRI both appear different?

How is groin pull distinguished from sports hernia?On MRI both appear different?

Different: A groin pull is a kind of generic catch all term that is not specific and can be any one of a number of things. It can be a pulled muscle, strained tendon or a ligament sprain. A hernia is a weak place in a muscle that allows something else (often intestine) to push out through the weakness. The appearance of the two would be very different on mri. ...Read more

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How are a pulled groin and a hernia different?

How are a pulled groin and a hernia different?

Difficult: They can give you many of the same symptoms. Best to have an experienced md examine you. Rarely a study like cat scan may be necessary. Sometimes you have to wait and see if the pain goes away (strain) or whether a lump develops (hernia). This can take months to years. ...Read more

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Felt pain in groin area starting a week ago. Throbbing,sharp pain.Went to doc to see if hernia or groin pull.He said "it's a week spot"-sched ultra.Y?

Groin Pain: Assuming a patient can schedule an ultrasound for groin pain means they were given a script for it, therefore advised to get one. Ultrasounds are a very benign diagnostic form of testing. If the pain has not resolved on It's own nor relived by over the counter medication like ibuprofen and a muscle rub, further investigation is warranted. ...Read more

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I have a knott under my skin inner thigh right testical hurts could this be a hernia or a pulled groin?

I have a knott under my skin inner thigh right testical hurts could this be a hernia or a pulled groin?

Epididymitis: Signs/sxs appear to be epididymitis of the testis, or orchitis. You need a scrotal ultrasound and possibly antibiotics. An incarcerated inguinal hernia, beyond pain and a knot, will eventually cause a bowel obstruction, which doesn't sound like your issue. ...Read more

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I feel like I have a pull groin on my right side. When i cough it feels like my testicles are being kicked. I was just checked for hernia on friday.

I feel like I have a pull groin on my right side. When i cough it feels like my testicles are being kicked. I was just checked for hernia on friday.

Groin pain : Groin pain could be due to multiple issues. Hernias can be small and undetectable on exam. Inflammation/infections of testicle, and/or epididymis. Prostate inflammation/infection, tumors/cyst, trauma or irritation of nerve to testicle. If not better or worse after 2 weeks ask to be evaluated by a physician urologist. ...Read more

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Does someone who has pulled a groin muscle which leads to pain in scrotum go on to develop an inguinal hernia in later life?

Does someone who has pulled a groin muscle which leads to pain in scrotum go on to develop an inguinal hernia in later life?

Not necessarily: A muscle strain injury will heal and likely have no long term consequences. Hernias are more of an abdominal wall or groin weakness that one may be born with and becomes weaker and larger over time. ...Read more

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Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more