Symptoms of groin strain or hernia?

Usually pain. Especially on exertion. If it is a true inguinal hernia, you might also see a lump. If this lump becomes painful or tender, it is time to see surgeon for possible surgical repair. If it is just a strain, it should get better with rest and mild analgesics.

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Please describethe symptom differences between groin strain and hernia?

Sometimes they are. Very similar. A severe strain can fail to heal and progress to a hernia. Or it could heal without hernia formation. Read more...

Please explain what are some symptom differences between groin strain and hernia?

Hernia symptoms. They can include pain located in the groin or below the groin crease: bulging, pain , a lump , tenderness or even changes in bowel or bladder habits. Meet with your surgeon to get testing, examined and determine if its a true hernia ie a hole or a defect in the area or if its a musculoskeletal strain/tear. Read more...

What are the symptom differences between a groin strain and a hernia? Would they be similar?

Yes. Symptoms can be very similar for both a groin strain and hernia. Usually with a hernia a physician or patient can feel a bulge at the site of the hernia. With a groin strain, no bulge is felt. However small hernias can cause significant symptoms and they can be small enough to not feel a bulge very well. A good history of the pain and exam can help differentiate. Read more...

Can you tell me how to know if I have a hernia injury or a groin strain?

Lump. A hernia often has a lump associated with the area of pain. Physical exam is the best way to diagnose a groin hernia, but sometimes a variety of imaging studies are necessary depending on how bad the symptoms are. Best place to start is with a primary care provider. Read more...

I think I have a hernia, but got diagnose with groin strain. There was no ultra sound done. Still in a fair amount of pain. What do you guys think?

Strain. If you were evaluated and diagnosed with groin strain, then that is probably what you have. Why do you think it is a hernia? . Read more...
Exam is best. Physical exam is usuay the best test for a hernia, unless tenderness and/or obesity limit the quality is the exam. An ultrasound can help, but not usually. Groin strain takes a while to get better, so probably correct. You can always return for a follow up visit if it persists. Another exam is not a terrible idea. Hope this helps! Read more...

Same symptoms three years, I've had discomfort in the inguinal area. Doctors have ruled out hernia, and told groin me strain. What else can it be?

Doubt ???Strain. May be a hernia other than the common Inguinal hernia, There are other hernias of that area such a femoral / obturator hernias. Seek consult from a Gen Surgeon and get a MRI of the pelvis. Read more...

I have a pain in my lower left quadrant. Practically in my left side groin area. Is there a way to find out if it is a strain or a hernia? No bulge

Hernia/strain. A strain or pulled muscle will settle down and resolve in a few weeks. A hernia will continue to have symptoms in that location and eventually a bulge will show up. If you develop increasing pain, or fever get checked sooner. Otherwise a trip to your primary is fine. Imaging with ultrasound is often diagnostic. Read more...
Exam . A physical examination is the best way to tell whether not you have a hernia in your groin. This can be done by your primary care provider. On occasion, dynamic ultrasound or ct scan can help, but this is unusual. Read more...