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  • Am I getting a Hernia?!?

    Posted by Smawgunner on August 27, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    Okay, sometimes and not always I feel a bubble sensation in my lower right side of my groin area, 4 inches below my belt or waist line, when I cough or strain. I’ve not been able to feel it with my hand when it happens though. I’ve felt around the area and can’t feel anything abnormal and there isn’t any pain although I feel a ghost like sensation there….like I know something is there but no pain. Is this a start of a hernia? When people get hernias, is it just one day there is a visible bulge or bump or does it sometimes start like what I’m experiencing?

    DrBrown replied 4 years, 8 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • DrBrown

    August 29, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    You may have a hernia. See your primary doctor for an evaluation.
    The best imaging test is a standing ultrasound with valsalva maneuver.
    Bill Brown MD

  • kaspa

    August 28, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    You have an inguinal defect, but not a hernia at this time.

    You’re likely to have one in future, but I can’t tell when.

    Unfortunately I know nothing you can do to prevent that, except perhaps protecting your inguinal area when coughing and straining. Coughing in horizontal position when possible may be safe.

    If your hernia is like mine, which also started like that, you’ll feel pain around your inguinal area months before it shows up (it may seem hip pain).

    Sometimes there can be some premonitory symptoms and you were very wise admitting that could be a hernia.

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