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I'm starting to think I have a groin hernia. What should I do?

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Dr. David Earle
Surgery

In brief: Depends

Groin hernias are very common.
Usually a lump in the groin the is larger when standing or coughing. If you're not sure and want to find out, see your primary care. If you're sure, and want an opinion regarding repair, see a general surgeon for a consultation. You can find surgeons interested in hernia disease at the Americas Hernia Society website. Hope this helps!

In brief: Depends

Groin hernias are very common.
Usually a lump in the groin the is larger when standing or coughing. If you're not sure and want to find out, see your primary care. If you're sure, and want an opinion regarding repair, see a general surgeon for a consultation. You can find surgeons interested in hernia disease at the Americas Hernia Society website. Hope this helps!
Dr. David Earle
Dr. David Earle
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In brief: See a doctor

Go see your pcp, any family or internal med doc can diagnose a hernia.
If indeed diagnosed, chose your favorite friendly neighborhood general surgeon.

In brief: See a doctor

Go see your pcp, any family or internal med doc can diagnose a hernia.
If indeed diagnosed, chose your favorite friendly neighborhood general surgeon.
Dr. Johnny Serrano
Dr. Johnny Serrano
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