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Hernia Or Groin Strain
I think I have a hernia, but got diagnose with groin strain. There was no ultra sound done. Still in a fair amount of pain. What do you guys think?
Exam is best: Physical exam is usuay the best test for a hernia, unless tenderness and/or obesity limit the quality is the exam. An ultrasound can help, but not usually. Groin strain takes a while to get better, so probably correct. You can always return for a follow up visit if it persists. Another exam is not a terrible idea. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Same symptoms three years, I've had discomfort in the inguinal area. Doctors have ruled out hernia, and told groin me strain. What else can it be?
They can include pain located in the groin or below the groin crease: bulging, pain, a lump, tenderness or even changes in bowel or bladder habits.
Meet with your surgeon to get testing, examined and determine if its a true hernia ie a hole or a defect in the area or if its a musculoskeletal strain/tear. ...Read more
Yes: Symptoms can be very similar for both a groin strain and hernia. Usually with a hernia a physician or patient can feel a bulge at the site of the hernia. With a groin strain, no bulge is felt. However small hernias can cause significant symptoms and they can be small enough to not feel a bulge very well. A good history of the pain and exam can help differentiate. ...Read more
Hello. I have a groin strain, where Rectus Abdominus attaches to Pubis Symphsis, It is swollen and tender. Could I have caused myself an inguinal hernia?
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
My husband has had groin pain for two months or so. It hurts him to sneeze, switch positions suddenly at the gym, softball, etc. Strain or hernia?
Possible hernia: He needs to be evaluated by a physician for proper diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
I think I may have 2 hernias on my groin area from heavy lifting the knots are sore to touch but do not hurt when I cough or strain. Still hernias? '
For about 7 months, I have had an aching feeling in my testicles, lower back and groin/lower abdomen that comes and goes. Surgeon said it was not a hernia and suggested a strain. It's not painful.
Maybe kidney stone: Your description is classic for a kidney stone that is small or has not yet passed. The testicle will begin to ache and this can go on for some time. Also, you can have lower back and abdomen and groin pain, sometimes along the inner thigh. You should have your urine tested for microscopic blood which would support this diagnosis. Otherwise, there are lots of options-epididymitis, std, cancer. ...Read more
Had mesh repair for inguinal hernia 10 mos ago Felt pull/strain while lifting and now mainly dull soreness and some occasional sharp pain Concerned?
Hi, I had an open Inguinal hernia repair without mesh ten days ago and I feel ok now. I wanna know when can I back to gym and workout with high strain.
Nobody since 1990 will repair a hernia without the screen
sorry to be the one that give you the bad news.
I know you are in Iran, and they might be doing things differently there. Or they might not have the screen because of the economic boycott, but repair the hernia without a screen will increase your chance to have a recurrence from 5-10% to 35-40%
go back to regular workout you need 3 months. ...Read more
Can you get Inguinal hernia from severe constipation and straining? If so can this type of hernia cause a need for frequent urination?
Inguinal hernia: Anything which causes increased abdominal pressure probably can force the intestine through a weakened inguinal canal and cause a hernia. Older age, male sex, caucasian race, chronic cough, chronic constipation, abdominal wall injury, smoking and family history are all risk factors for hernia development. There is no association of a hernia with urination. ...Read more
Inguinal hernia repair 35 years ago. Recently have discomfort. Could it just be muscle strain from exercising or is there a chance of recurrance?
Inguinal hernia repair 2 months ago everything was fine last week I was constipated and I strained. Since then dull lower abd pain not severe bothers?
Inguinal Hernia-Mesh repair 2 moths ago constipated/strained a LOT to defecate, dull pain in inguinal and perineal region 1 week. Bothersome?
Now That's a Stretch: You get a groin strain by straining your groin. Oh, you mean HOW do you get it. First let's assume by groin you mean the muscles that attach to the insides of the highest point of your thighs. Muscles get strained by stretching too far or contracting too hard or repetitively for too long. Think of a dancer doing the splits or a guy running the hurdles or a weight trainer working the adductors too hard. ...Read more
1-3 weeks: Minor strains last 1-3 weeks, mor severe strains up to6 weeks ...Read more
Fastest way: A sprain/strain is when a ligament/tendon is injured by overstretching. There may be minimal or quite a bit of damage to it. Inflammation (redness, warmth, tenderness, and swelling) occurs as a natural healing process. The key is minimize further damage while keeping the area flexible/mobile. Ice massage (24-36 hours), elevation, gentle rom, motrin/advil are the keys to maximize healing. ...Read more
Simple Treatment: A sprain/strain is when a ligament/tendon is injured by overstretching. There may be minimal or quite a bit of damage to it. Inflammation (redness, warmth, tenderness, and swelling) occurs as a natural healing process. The key is minimize further damage while keeping the area flexible/mobile. Ice massage (24-36 hours), elevation, gentle rom, motrin/advil are the keys to maximize healing. ...Read more
I've had a painful groin strain for the last 9 months that won't go away... Hasn't gotten worse but hasn't gotten better either. What should I do?
Need an exam: If your still having pain this long after a strain, the best course of action is to have a physician examine the area in question. ...Read more
Find a new doctor: What could possibly be the objection by the doctor? ...Read more
It may take a little longer though, depending on what you do on a daily basis that may keep the tissue from proper rest.
Tough area to have an injury... ...Read more