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What Does A Hernia In The Groin Feel Like
Inguinal Hernia: Inguinal, or groin hernias are very, very common (in men). If the hernia is small and not interfering with your daily activities, it is acceptable to take a "wait-and-see" approach. If not, hernia surgery is advised; this is an outpatient operation that can be performed "open" or via laparoscopy, typically with mesh. I recommend that you see a general surgeon for a formal evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more
A buldge: Usually the 'belly button' (umbilical hernia) protrudes out, not in the usual inward appearance. To check if this is present, you should lie on your back, relax your abdomen, and press in on the buldge and see if it goes in or flat. You may actually feel and soft opening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's a groin sprain compared to a hernia and where would it be in the testicle socket or below on preuim?
Here are some ...: Reviewing the onset, degree, duration, interval, pain distribution, related physical activities, etc. with a detailed sequence of events and the findings of physical exam most likely can provide a reasonable diagnosis - inguinal hernia or groin sprain. So, collect the described information and bring it to Doc so to deduce reasonable Dx for proposing reasonable care. Best wish ... ...Read more
What does a spermatocele feel like compared to testicular cancer? I have a lump that feels sorta connected at the top of my testicle.
See doctor: If you can feel a lump, please consult a doctor. This is not a do-it-yourself issue. ...Read more
I feel pain sometimes in right testicle cord. I can feel there is a vein which swells like a size of small straw. What is it?
Varicocele: You could be feeling a varicocele, which is an enlarged vein in the testicle. These are harmless, but can sometimes be uncomfortable. However, with any new testicular finding, i encourage all of my patients to get a proper exam to make sure it is nothing more serious. Best of luck! ...Read more
Besides hernia?: Not much else. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Many reasons: There are many reasons for this kind of pain. Among them is pain from radicular pain or what people commonly call 'pinched nerve' the L5 nerve usually causes pain as you describe it and could be secondary to a disc herniation, spinal stenosis or any other abnormality causing inflammation in the spinal canal. Other reasons include a muscle strain or also pain from a renal stone. ...Read more
Possible UTI/stone: New onset urinary frequency, urgency, associated with pain in the side could be seen with either a UTI or a kidney stone in the lower ureter near the bladder. A urinalysis, urine culture, and possible ct scan imaging would be the diagnostic tests of choice to rule these out. ...Read more
Can't feel normal 1: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard, dense: Breast tissue can come in many different patterns according to breast size, fat content and age. Many patients have lumpy breast. As rule, physician exam is necessary for all lumps! i usually have my patients feel the back portion of their hand between the thumb and 1st finger. The muscular flesh is like normal breast tissue. Then move over to a knuckle..This is what a breast lump feels like. ...Read more
What can I do if my femoral hernia hurts down the inside of my thigh. Does that mean it is by a nerve?
Yes, if: Pain radiates down your thigh. But it could also mean that it is intermittently incarcerated. Show it to your surgeon, so he can make proper recommendation regarding surgical repair. ...Read more
Can sciatica just hurt in one part of the calf, like a stabbing pain or just in the foot? Or does it follow the path through bum and thigh?
What is located a couple inches to the right of a belly button? I get this dull ache or pain there when i sit down and was curious what it may be.
What causesthese symptoms: just under belly button a lil to the right feel like a knot that is blocking and could pop, bloats, constipated, intermitte?
Burning tingling: Sensory neuropathy is broken down into large fiber (loss of sensation, loss of proprioception) and small fiber (burning, tingling sensation). It's the small fiber component that most patients complain about. They also relate sensation of ants crawling on their feet and legs. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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?
They vary: Typically when people refer to a ruptured disc they are describing pain from pressure on the root of one of the radicular nerves that emerge from either side of the spine at every vertebral level and sense pain from a particular area of the body. The most common are the sciatic nerves which serve each leg hence sciatica is pain shooting down one leg usually from disc pressure on the sciatic root. ...Read more
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