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Hernia Vs Muscle Strain
Do I have hernia I received pain when I was working out my abs. I still hve pain; its 3 weeks later. The pain is getting betteris it ab muscle strain?
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...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?
Weird muscle pain on left side near bladder maybe strain no bulge but sore? Maybe hernia doubtful without lump?
Doctor can evaluate: There are many causes of pain in the left lower abdomen, pubic area, and groin, such as bowel problems (including a hernia), an infection, or a tumor. A primary care doctor can evaluate if the pain is mild or moderate. If there begins to be severe pain, one may need evaluation at the Emergency Room, with perhaps urine tests, blood tests, and maybe CT and/or ultrasound scanning. ...Read more
3 hernias fixed 1/29 than muscle thickened n pulling pain by mesh So scar tissue cut out 6/25. I felt pulling pain again when straining on accident. What is causing the pain? Will it ever be ok?
Have Doc follow you: Surgery-related pain can be annoying and cumbersome to patients and dismayed to surgeons. Its resolution can be lengthy and unpredictable. As to what causes the pain, it's of no doubt that irritating the nerve endings in / near surgical sites by physical movement is the culprit. But in most of cases, body's self-healing/remolding will heal, but not always. So, see Doc timely & learn to cope with. ...Read more
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
I am 4 1/2 months post-op laparoscopic iguinal hernia. I randomly felt a strain, what symptoms would I feel if I did any damage?
Sharp pain: You should be adequately healed to resume all activities by 4 months. ...Read more
Sounds like a hernia: Hernias are holes in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining of the abdominal cavity stretches out, creating a sac. Common locations include the groin, the navel, and the upper middle abdomen. Hernias tend to protrude with any activity that increases abdominal pressure including straining, coughing, lifting, etc. I suggest you see a primary care doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Hernia is a bulge: A hernia often has a bulge where a pulled muscle will just have pain. Hernias have pain often because they also cause the muscle and the fascia to "pull." if you have a bulge in the area, and it can be massaged back into place - you have a hernia and should see a surgeon. Otherwise, ice and advil (ibuprofen) should do the trick. Good luck and happy new year. ...Read more
Possibly: Technically, any sort of straining which increases the pressure of the abdominal cavity can cause a hernia. The usual mechanism is lifting something heavy, but the mechanism you proposed is possible. Hernias occur more easily in males (because the leftover tunnel from development is larger), but they can happen to females too. If you think you may have a hernia, visit your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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
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?
I am having to strain when I go to the toilet after hernia. I'm worried I am going to damage the hernia, make it worse, or rip the stitches by straini?
Yes: G o to see a surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a bulge right under my sternum when I cough or strain had repair years ago with mesh, is it possible toget another hernia?
Can weak ab wall causing insides to rise during strain with ultrasound but no sign of hernias, be just another symptom/result from eds?
My fiancé says when he walks and lifts his legs his testicals hurt. Could that mean he has a hernia? Or pulled a muscle? What should we do
Non specific: Complaint! Not sufficient for a diagnosis. If it bothers him enough he should be examined by his family practitioner. ...Read more
I usually strain during bowl movements and I have a small hiatus hernia which causes me no problems. Will it enlarge if I keep straining?
Theoretically yes: But probably not. But straining at stool can cause other problems, such as hemorrhoids, inguinal hernias, etc. And chronic constipation can lead to colon problems such as diverticulosis, volvulus, and even cancer. You should consult with your doctor to increase your fiber intake and other measures. ...Read more
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
Liftingcausedslight tendernessfrom left testicle all the way back into rectum. Local doc saysno hernia, pulled muscle. NO painbutscrotum is now tighter?
Can my hernia make me feel like I pulled a muscle in my lower right back there is a lot of pain where my hernia is located and in my back?
How long is it supposed to it take for symptoms of a hernia to show up after the muscles are strained?
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
Can woman get a hernia after abdominal surgery? I am having pain on left side of incision, feels like pulled muscle. (surgery was lap band removal)
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?
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? '
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
Lifted a heavy object and felt tingling in left testicle. Local doc says no hernia, just pulled a muscle down there. But Scrotum is tight/retracted?!
Hernia to be.:
You did stretch the muscle around the area where the cord pass.
there is a natural opening there called the ring, there is internal, and external. The ring might becomes wider after heavy lifting, which will promote the making of a hernia in the future, the doctor might not feel a full blown hernia yet, that why it called, a hernia want to be.
apply heat, take ibuprofen, and avoid heavy lifting. ...Read more
Had inguinal hernia surgery 16 days ago. Have what feels like a pulled muscle above and to the left of the incision area on left side. Is this normal?
Sounds normal: It is very common to feel a variety of aches, pains, pulling, and sensations difficult to describe after surgery. This is particularly common in her is surgery. These feelings can last years, but decrease steadily in frequency and severity, an almost always don't cause a major problem. Call your surgeon if you think something is wrong. Hope this helps! ...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?
8weeks after inguinal hernia repair I did a light ab workout, pain returned, doctors say it's prob pulled muscle, it seems swollen and bigger when pee?
Reinjury?: You could have possibly disrupted the suture line for the repair, or if mesh plug used extruded the plug from the repaired defect. Ask treating surgeons for ultrasound to evaluate the bulging area you refer to. It could be muscle pull or you could have torn some post op adhesions but you warrant a better evaluation. ...Read more
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