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Inguinal Hernia Groin Pain Psoas Muscle Chiropractic
I had a right inguinal hernia repair with mesh plug and patch. I developed back pain that caused by my psoas and piriformis muscles that are always in?
Hard to connect: Psoas and piriformis are quite far away from the inguinal hernia repair. More likely to be separate pathology. Need more investigation into back. ...Read more
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
If you have acute: Pain, you should lie down on your back with your leg crossed. If this doesn't help, you probably need emergency surgery. So, in general, it is better to have the surgery as soon as you start having pain. Consult with surgeon for specific recommendation. ...Read more
Does someone who has pulled a groin muscle which leads to pain in scrotum go on to develop an inguinal hernia in later life?
I have an inguinal hernia & have severe groin pain & surgery in Jan. Should I go on a long-haul flight to a 3rd world country now or postpone?
Neither will cure: Umbilical hernias in babies ; very young children mostly resolve on their own. Otherwise surgery is required to cure a hernia. Hernias are due to protrusion of tissue through a defect in muscle or fascia. Indirect inguinal hernias are due to failure of peritoneal protrusion to close spontaneously after birth. Trusses may temporize. Neither manipulation or any medication can correct hernial defects. ...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 or muscle bulge? I am a 22 year old female, about january I have had a little hard bulge along my right external oblique what would be the "v" muscle... Its about the size of a thumb print. I decided just to ignore it because it didn't hur
A: A bulge in your abdominal wall that comes out when you cough or sit up and then goes back down when you lay down sounds very concerning for a hernia. You need to see a general surgeon and have them look at it and see what they think. The ultrasound is ok if you've already been scheduled, but it isn't always going to be accurate in diagnosing a hernia. Even if the u/s comes back saying that a hernia isn't seen, it doesn't mean you don't have one. Hernias are one of the most common conditions that a surgeon sees and most people still think that a physical exam done by a surgeon is the best way to diagnose whether or not you have a hernia. ...Read more
Had groin hernia surgery with mesh in (07, 08) mesh had to be removed it failed (2010). Groin pain again & in leg. Feel a lump in groin. Is it a hernia?
I have a lump that bulges out in my groin area. I believe this is inguinal hernia. But however I don't seem to have any pain at all. Why is this so?
In an operation for appendicitis, is the incision made in the groin? Does it increase the chances of developing an inguinal hernia?
No risk: There is not a groin incision made for operation to take out the appendix. For an open technique an incision is made in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen, but well above the groin. For laparoscopic technique, there are usually three incisions, one at the belly button, one above the pubic bone, and one in the left lower quadrant of the abdomen, all of which are away from the groin. Hope this helps! ...Read more
How do you know if you have swollen lymph nodes in the groin vs an inguinal hernia? What differentiates the two?
See a doctor: Have a physical exam. Very difficult for you to tell, but in general a lymph node may be tender & it would be fixed & firm and not go away when laying down or resting. Hernia often softer, located in a different position than a lymph node & usually goes away when you lay down. ...Read more
I had inguinal hernia surgery w/ mesh 6 months ago. Now I have a pulling sensation in my groin. Saw my surgeon twice, he says it feels okay. Any ideas?
Time will heal: The mesh material can move very slightly, but this can cause pain. Usually the pain lasts for about 3 days and then subsides. If your doctor did not feel that the hrnia came back...Then you should be ok. Take Motrin or another ant-inflamatory agent but ask your doctor first so that you do not have a drug interaction. ...Read more
Yes: Inguinal hernias can occur on both sides. ...Read more
Most likely: Small amount of blood collected under skin, usually get absorbed and disappear in few wks, speak to your surgeon and go for POST OP follow up. ...Read more
Can a groin pull which leads to pain in the scrotum and a testicular trauma which lead to a groin pull cause inguinal hernia?
6 weeks after laparoscopic, bilateral inguinal hernia repair with mesh, should I still have significant swelling of the groin?
Talk to the surgeon: It is about the time the swelling will be subsiding, some times it may take little longer depending on the extent of dissection, speak to the surgeon. ...Read more
I had left inguinal hernia repair (mesh) 15 months ago. I still feel pain and discomfort in my groin. Should I seek a different/new surgeon?
Here are some. ..: The lingering pain after inguinal hernia repair with mesh may occasionally happen to few regardless of who is the surgeon. For the sake of personal sentiment, that you wish to find a "better" surgeon is understandable, but it's not necessary to find a better one. So, check out surgeon's reputation objectively before you move. Best luck. .. ...Read more
I am having left side inguinal hernia laproscopic on Tuesday. He didn’t mention swelling and bruising in the groin but friends are saying it will?
I had inguinal hernia surgery about three weeks ago. The doctor said all went well but I can still see the same bulge in my left groin.
My husband had left inguinal hernia surgery 10 days ago. Left testicle swollen, hard and is up very high near groin. Is this normal? When will it drop
Most likely: Your husband's testis is hopefully just inflamed from the mesh used. However to be safe you should have him see his doctor. ...Read more
I had left side inguinal hernia repair (incision/mesh) 9 weeks ago. Numbness in groin is fading, but I now have burning in testicle/incision area. Why?
Go for follow up: With your surgeon, will check you, as part of healing process, in couple of wks you will be fine. ...Read more
I had left inguinal hernia surgery open repair with mesh in 2010.My MRI report says mild thickening and irregularities is seen in left groin. Meaning?
Scar likely: The reader may not know the surgical history and mesh to include in the interpretation. ...Read more
I had an inguinal hernia surgery in 2010 I feel pain in my groin when I ejaculate I wanna know if my repair is damaged will it be appear in MRI result?
See answer: Two problems associated with hernias and hernia repairs: 1) repairs can break down and hernias recur. Diagnosed either on physical exam and/or an imaging study. Ultrasound, ct, and MRI have all been used with about 65-85% reliability. 2) chronic pain after repair related to scar tissue, nerve irritation or entrapment. Pain with ejaculation could also be do to irritation/inflammation of prostate. ...Read more
I have a inguinal hernia in my lower groin area. I don't have surgery until late July. What can I do to ease pain til surgery?
pain could be a sign you need surgery earlier, especially if you are having abdominal cramping or other signs of intestinal pathology. Pain that is mild and limited to the groin may be ok for a while. If worsening or if more abdominal see your surgeon for earlier surgery ...Read more
A inguinal hernia is a tear of the muscle/fascia in the inguinal canal with protrusion of the colon through the tear. A lymph node is a structure which is always in the area.
Thus a hernia introduces a structure which is not supposed to be there and a lymph node is a regular resident of the area. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Can mesh migration from inguinal hernia repair cause pain from the groin all the way down to ur thighs?
Maybe: It depends on the type of repair and the location of the pain in the thigh. The only type of repairs where mesh can possibly migrate are preperitoneal repairs. This could include an open plug repair or a laparoscopic repair. It is unusual however for this to happen. Hope this helps! ...Read more