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Can a hernia near your groin cause problems with urination?

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In brief: Maybe

A groin or inguinal hernia could cause some local pressure sensation or a feeling that you would need to urinate more frequently.
If the hernia is large, rarely the urinary bladder could partially be in the hernia. Most likely it could just be a local sensation of mild irritation from the hernia.

In brief: Maybe

A groin or inguinal hernia could cause some local pressure sensation or a feeling that you would need to urinate more frequently.
If the hernia is large, rarely the urinary bladder could partially be in the hernia. Most likely it could just be a local sensation of mild irritation from the hernia.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: Possibly, but...

...I would search for other causes.
Some people with groin (inguinal) hernias will report some pain with urination, especially with a very full bladder. More common symptoms include a dull ache in the groin worsened by activity+/-radiation into the testicle or thigh. Burning with urination would be more typical of a urinary tract infection.

In brief: Possibly, but...

...I would search for other causes.
Some people with groin (inguinal) hernias will report some pain with urination, especially with a very full bladder. More common symptoms include a dull ache in the groin worsened by activity+/-radiation into the testicle or thigh. Burning with urination would be more typical of a urinary tract infection.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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