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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
Sports hernia: Inguinal hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall in the groin, through which fat and intestines can migrate. A sports hernia typically refers to pain in the groin without a hernia defect (hole) detected on physical exam. It typically occurs in young athletes, and the diagnosis and treatment i controversial, but generally starts with rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medications such as naprosyn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but: Sports hernia is an ill defined entity usually used to describe groin pain in an athlete with or without a hernia. The term athletic pubalgia is probably a better term to be used. Additionally, since there is no uniform diagnosis, treatment types are not uniform, and include surgical and non surgical options depending on the specific case. See someone that specializes in sports hernias. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Athletic pubalgia: Sports hernia is a term typically used for groin pain in an athlete (athletic pubalgia), often in the absence o a hernia on physical exam. It is a hotly debated topic, and perhaps a consult with a general surgeon interested in hernia disease may help. You can find one at the americas hernia society website. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Not if true hernia: The term sports hernia is a controversial one. If you feel a defect in the abdominal wall and a bulge the answer is no. If it is just pain, and tenderness, i would try rest and rehab before sugary is undertaken. There are reports of people with pain and tenderness that do not have a bulging and far surgery they improve, but it wild be my last resort. Surgery could worsen the situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had pain in left groin, now right for 10 months. Dr not sure what it is. Physically checked for a hernia but nothing felt. Sports hernia?
Don't know if should get exploratory groin surgery or sports hernia. In a lot of pain tried everything had tons of nerve blocks & MRIs don't say much ?
NO: first speak to your doctor , may try physical therapy , etc You already tried nerve block , usually with in 6 - 8 wks the torn muscles will heal by fibrosis in the injured area if it is not happening due to ' lot of pain' surgical exploration of the area and repair of torn muscles is the option. ...Read more
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