How big and how dangerous is a groin hernia and it's really painful at time?

See a surgeon. Groin hernias can range from not having any symptoms to being life threatening. Hernias are a defect in your abdominal wall. Fat or intestines can become stuck and cause pain. Once you have pain, you should see a surgeon to have it fixed!
Hernias may hurt . Hernias are not normally "dangerous." they can be if they are small and the contents get "stuck" outside the abdominal wall - that is called "incarceration." most hernias that simply go in and out - typically worse when standing and better if you lie down - are not incarcerated and do not represent an emergency. I had one for 42 years before having it repaired, & there are many types of repair.

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How big does a groin hernia and how dangerous is it it is so painful?

Intestine. A groin hernia is when part of the abdominal tissue/ intestine manages to push its way down through a weak part of the abdomen and end in the groin. It is dangerous if that intestine gets stuck and strangulated, losing its blood supply. Read more...
Could be dangerous. If untreated even a small hernia could be dangerous bowel incarceration causes obstruction and gangrene to the bowel , if hernia is painful , unable to push it in call your doctor or even better to the er. Read more...
Here are some... Nowadays, most cases of inguinal hernia are barely visible as a bulging spot at groin but easily palpable with a professional finger after detailed history taking as well as usually painless until occasional irreversible sliding-down into the hernial sac of abdominal contents occurs. So, seek evaluation vigilantly whenever increasing constant pain with inguinal bulging develops & progresses. Read more...

Can I wait to have my groin hernia fixed? I've had it for almost a year but not getting bigger or more painful. Want to 2 more months for insurance.

Possibly. You can definitely wait as long as new symptoms do not develop such as pain, nausea, and most importantly if hernia can't be easily reduced. Usually smaller the hernia the higher the likelihood of hernia being strangulated which would require medical attention. Read more...
Here. Please follow Dr. Kahlon's advice. Yes, you can wait for another 2+ months as long as you can seek emergent attention with due diligence and vigilance at the time of developing so-called incarcerated inguinal hernia, which denotes irreversible sliding-down into hernia opening of abdominal contents-usually small bowel leading to increasing constant pain, nausea, vomiting, etc. Best wish... Read more...
Yes. But be careful to avoid vigorous exercise or heavy lifting. Also any sign of enlargement or pain see MD immediately. Read more...

Is it possible to have a groin hernia with no lump? Er doc says it felt like one but there isn't a lump. I exercise 5 times a week. On right side.

Small . Small intermittent bulging can occur. Observe over time. They tend to enlarge over time, so do not want to wait til huge! Read more...
No Bulge, No Hernia. Both hernias and pulled muscles may cause pain in the groin, worsened by lifting or activity. In general, a hernia is associated with a bulge/lump as well. Ironically, hernias typically cause less pain than a pulled muscle. Did the er doctor examine you when you were standing up and bearing down? I recommend scheduling an appointment with a hernia surgeon for a hernia exam. Read more...

I have many issues when it comes to my period, I have a groin hernia that used to protrude then I have fibroids and recently I found out I have a fibroid cyst in my bladder and all this combined my period days are very painful there are some days I can't

Lucky all benign. Yes you have'many issues' , fortunately all are benign conditions, could be fixed, see your family doctor who will refer you to various specialists , for good remedy. Read more...
See a professional. . Great picture. Based on your symptoms you should be evaluated. There are many ways to treat your symptoms depending on the problems. Some may involve medicine, others surgery, still others are from radiology. You will, with the right connection, have a spirited discussion and come up with a great choice for you. You might arrange to have the hernia repair, as well. Read more...