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ModeratorApril 20, 2017 at 4:44 am
Yes, your symptoms are very consistent with either an inguinal hernia, or, less likely, a hernia at one of your surgical scars if you have on in that region.
CT scan may show the hernia. Your surgeon is correct that not all hernias can be felt.
If a CT scan does not show a hernia, I would still follow up with an MRI with valsalva as most CTs will not show really small hernias.
Best of luck! Let us know how it goes with the CT