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.
I had inguinal hernia surg on RHS and now have occasionsl discomfort & pain on LHS with no hernia bulge? What could it be?
Hernia. Please call your doctor to make an appointment. Read more...