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Herinia Not Sure What to Look for


#1

T Members,

So I have a question. What should I look for to check for a hernia. This morning I noticed a small bump (hard consistency, pea size) right where my groin meets my leg. I have done some research and have checked for pain, being able to push the bump in (it won't), and tensing the abs to see of there is a change in the thing. My guess is that it is a lymph node. Any other things I should look for to rule out a hernia?

Thanks


#2

Yeah, bro, I think you may have inguinal hernia. If it hurts when you sneeze or cough, get it checked out. I am dealing with that issue also. It sucks.


#3

Hernias of various types tend to change with Valsalva. Some you can retract by applying pressure, some you can't. They become worrysome if they become painful.

Could be a node, infection, cyst, hematoma.