Why might a groin hernia cause testicle pain and/or spermatic cord pain?
In regards to small and very small hernias, not the big large obvious bulges: Why is that some groin hernias might cause pain in the testicle and/or cord pain? Does the hernia itself sometimes internally compress against the ilioinguinal or genitofemoral groin nerves? Or is it inflammation from the hernia that irritates the nerves indirectly? Or is there some other interaction or mechanism?
Going further, is a surgeon typically able to actually visualize the cause of pain during a surgical procedure? Does a surgeon see something out of place, pressing against a groin nerve?
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