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My 10 year old son is composing of pain in lower abdomen area when he caughs. Could be hurnea?
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Dr. Frazier Frantz
Surgery - Pediatric
2 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
An inguinal hernia usually presents with a visible or palpable bulge.
Pain alone without a bulge is more likely to be from another source, such as a muscle strain. He should be examined by a pediatric surgeon.

In brief: Possibly
An inguinal hernia usually presents with a visible or palpable bulge.
Pain alone without a bulge is more likely to be from another source, such as a muscle strain. He should be examined by a pediatric surgeon.
Dr. Frazier Frantz
Dr. Frazier Frantz
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Dr. Janet Meller
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possibly
Occasionally, hernias in children can cause abdominal pain, however this is uncommon.

In brief: Possibly
Occasionally, hernias in children can cause abdominal pain, however this is uncommon.
Dr. Janet Meller
Dr. Janet Meller
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Maybe
Certainlt is possible.
No way to tell without a good exam. Call your doc and get an appointment to haveit checked out.

In brief: Maybe
Certainlt is possible.
No way to tell without a good exam. Call your doc and get an appointment to haveit checked out.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: Possibly
Ask him where it hurts.
Have him point out the area and demonstrate with a few coughs. If you see a bulge at the navel or the navel is tender then he has an umbilical hernia. If you see a bulge above his scrotum the he has an inguinal hernia. Have his pediatrician take a look.

In brief: Possibly
Ask him where it hurts.
Have him point out the area and demonstrate with a few coughs. If you see a bulge at the navel or the navel is tender then he has an umbilical hernia. If you see a bulge above his scrotum the he has an inguinal hernia. Have his pediatrician take a look.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
In brief: Appendix
This could be appendicitis - this pain usually is felt in the lower abdomen or on the other side in some people.
Have this checked out at your doctors.

In brief: Appendix
This could be appendicitis - this pain usually is felt in the lower abdomen or on the other side in some people.
Have this checked out at your doctors.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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