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Can you tell me how to know if I have a hernia injury or a groin strain?

Can you tell me how to know if I have a hernia injury or a groin strain?

Lump: A hernia often has a lump associated with the area of pain. Physical exam is the best way to diagnose a groin hernia, but sometimes a variety of imaging studies are necessary depending on how bad the symptoms are. Best place to start is with a primary care provider. Read more

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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

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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?

Doubt??? Strain: May be a hernia other than the common Inguinal hernia, There are other hernias of that area such a femoral / obturator hernias. Seek consult from a Gen Surgeon and get a MRI of the pelvis Read more

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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

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Please describethe symptom differences between groin strain and hernia?

Please describethe symptom differences between groin strain and hernia?

Sometimes they are: Very similar. A severe strain can fail to heal and progress to a hernia. Or it could heal without hernia formation. Read more

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Please explain what are some symptom differences between groin strain and hernia?

Please explain what are some symptom differences between groin strain and hernia?

Hernia symptoms: 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

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What are the symptom differences between a groin strain and a hernia? Would they be similar?

What are the symptom differences between a groin strain and a hernia? Would they be similar?

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

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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?

Location, location!: The pubic symphysis is right in the middle of the pelvis (straight down from the umbilicus). An inguinal hernia causes a lump in the groin (left or right) and may or may not be painful or tender. Read more

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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 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

Exam: A physical examination is the best way to tell whether not you have a hernia in your groin. This can be done by your primary care provider. On occasion, dynamic ultrasound or ct scan can help, but this is unusual. Read more

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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? '

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? '

Yes possible: You need to be checked by a physician if you have hernia, yes two separate areas of break may appear as two hernias Your doctor wilted you if it is hernia or not. If you have advisable to get it fixed by a simple out patient procedure Read more

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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.

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

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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?

Mesh repair: 10 months post repair of inguinal hernia is possibly a recurrence. I would have it looked and examined by your surgeon. Read more

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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.

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.

Why?: 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

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Can you get Inguinal hernia from severe constipation and straining? If so can this type of hernia cause a need for frequent urination?

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

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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 35 years ago. Recently have discomfort. Could it just be muscle strain from exercising or is there a chance of recurrance?

Either possible: After a hernia repair there's always a chance of reoccurrence. If your pain continues, see your doctor to evaluate. If there is a reoccurrence, consider repeat surgery. Read more

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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?

Hernia: You need to be checked by your surgeon to make sure you did not develop a hernia again especially if it was not repaired with mesh. It could just be a strain of the healing tissues. 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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I've had a groin strain for 4 months what do I do?

Four months is: A long time for a groin strain to heal. Show it to a doctor to make sure that nothing else is going on, such as hernia. Read more

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How do you get a groin strain?

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

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