How to tell the difference between Femoral and Inguinal Hernia
So i got a ultrasound done on my right side and it looks like i have a hernia… Except it doesn’t tell me which type of hernia it is. And my GP seems to be clueless as well. He gave me a reference to shouldice (i pretty much live right across it). But from what i’ve read, it’s hard to figure out between femoral and inguinal hernia just with physical examination alone. Especially if there is no bulge (which is what my hernia is). It seems like shouldice just does physical exam and doesn’t use ultrasounds. I am sure they are good at what they do but i want to make sure because depending on which hernia it is, i will choose watchful waiting instead.
One thing to note is that i have a dull and aching pain in my testicles. If that’s the case, i can safely assume that it’s likely an inguinal hernia right? I can’t find any instance of femoral hernia cause testicle pain. But i could be wrong here. Any reliable way to figure it out?
Also, anyone have experience with shouldice physical exam?
- This discussion was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by dan.
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