Can a woman have a groin hernia, with no visible bulge?

Yes. Sometimes small hernias can be present with a visible bulge. Obesity can also hide a bulge. Ultrasound or ct scan, and even operation are sometimes necessary to make the diagnosis.
YES. Anyone can have a groin hernia without a bulge. The bulge is caused by the tissues coming through the hernia or defect in the wall. If the hernia is small it may not have a bulge at all. Some hernias are difficult to feel and require an ultrasound or ct scan to diagnose. Best to be evaluated by a surgeon ( someone who sees lots of hernias ) for acurate diagnosis.

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Groin lump/bulge or inguinal hernia, what's the difference?

See below . Groin lump could be from many reasons - hernia, lymph node. Tumor, hematoma, aneurysm etc... Need to c medical professional to figure out what is going on. Read more...

I had inguinal hernia surgery about three weeks ago. The doctor said all went well but I can still see the same bulge in my left groin.

Go for follow up. Some times , takes time to resolve the colectd blood and fluid , also if there is graft ( mesh ) takes time to get incorporated into tissue. And always a possibility of recurrence usually not this soon. See your surgeon who will explain to you. Read more...

How can I tell if inguinal hernia is back when I never had a bulge tests didn't show it was discovered by exploratory surgery 10 yrs ago same symp now?

See your doctor. If there is no visible evidence of a bulge, then an inguinal hernia can only be diagnosed by physical exam or by certain x-rays, such as a CAT scan. If you are having symptoms in that area, I would recommend that you see your doctor. Good luck. Read more...
Vague. Was the hernia repaired when found and how??? MRI of the lower abdomen and physical exam the most definitive way. See Gen. Surgeon. Read more...

I cant find my diagnosed inguinal hernia; there's no bulge. My doctor said I might have trouble repositioning it. Is it incarcerated?

If a hernia. is small, and depending on body habitus, it may be difficult or impossible to palpate on physical exam. Some are only visualized on imaging studies like CT. Incarcerated means it can't be reduced, so not enough info provided to determine that. Read more...

Is inguinal hernia with no bulge possible? I have occasional dull pain and tingling sensation in that area

Yes, it is. An inguinal hernia is certainly possible without an obvious bulge. Most of the time, a physician will be able to detect it by physical exam. If you continue to have the discomfort, see your doctor. Read more...