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Can a sports hernia heal without surgery?

Can a sports hernia heal without surgery?

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 more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

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


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Can a sports hernia be healed without a surgery?

Can a sports hernia be healed without a surgery?

Depends: Sports "hernias" are sometimes ligament damage, and waiting a few weeks to see if it gets better is advisable. If there's a hernia bulge, get it fixed! ...Read more

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In 2013, I had two surgeries for my sport hernia. Open surgery then Laparoscopic. I feel hardness in the area,pain when I lay face down or touch it ?

In 2013, I had two surgeries for my sport hernia. Open surgery then Laparoscopic. I feel hardness in the area,pain when I lay face down or touch it ?

The question?: I presume is "what is it"? cannot say in your particular case, but generally, surgery produces scar which doesn't move the same way as the surrounding muscle and can hurt when bent. ...Read more

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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 ?

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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Can you get open sports hernia surgery with no tears to surrounding muscles to pubic bone?

Can you get open sports hernia surgery with no tears to surrounding muscles to pubic bone?

Question unclear: An inguinal hernia is a congenital weakness of the floor of the inguinal canal which can manifest at any age and is worsened by strenous activity not caused by it. These can be repaired by either open or laproscopic techniques The defect in fascae not muscle ...Read more

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Just had bilateral sports hernia surgery and penis is completely numb. Is this normal? Is my sex life over at age 29?

Just had bilateral sports hernia surgery and penis is completely numb. Is this normal? Is my sex life over at age 29?

Not normal: Best to check in with your surgical team. Make a POST OPERATIVE appointment and take a friend/family with you to discuss the numbness. It should resolve and this is not considered normal. Be well. ...Read more

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I had GERD and hitial hernia surgery 3 month again.After how long i can do sport include running, joga, and other.And did wrap change stomach size?

I had GERD and hitial hernia surgery 3 month again.After how long i can do sport include running, joga, and other.And did wrap change stomach size?

Now/Sort Of: At 3 months postop, you should have no activity restrictions (of course, your surgeon would be the best one to answer this). The upper 10% of the stomach is used to create the wrap, so the size of your stomach is (slightly) decreased. However, it is the function of the stomach that is most greatly affected, preventing the reflux of acid up the esophagus. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a sports hernia?

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

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What are the symptoms of a sports hernia?

What are the symptoms of a sports hernia?

Buldge in groin: Usualy a buldge in groin, pulling sensastion, discomfort with straining are the most comon sensation. All are asociated with increased activity. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Muscle strain: or tear. May not be a hernia at all. Could be micro tears of groin strain, especially if not groin lump. Have physician check groin muscles and lymph nodes. Consult PT ...Read more