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RE: Anyone ever had a "Sports Hernia" aka: "Sportsman's hernia", "Gilmore's groin", or &
This is one of the best threads I've ever read. Thanks for all the advice / insight. My issue is consistent with alot of what I've read here. I'm a runner 30/35mpw.
My problem began about 4 weeks ago and came on quite suddenly as I started my daily run. There wasn't a specific incident where I recall injuring myself. This just seemed to come out of nowhere and I haven't been the same since.
My symptoms at their worst (several days after a run) prevent me from sleeping (can't roll over), climbing stairs, even sitting. I feel nauseous (like I've been punched in the groin) and am generally in pain throughout the day. I've noticed after a full week and 1/2 of no exercise the symptoms have largely subsided but I still can't run. Within 5 steps it's like the pain never left and the soreness is aggravated.
I went to a surgeon who diagnosed me with a hernia in the examining room. He said I had a small one but there is no sign of swelling or protrusion in my groin. He recommended surgery or physical therapy. Both options were up to me.
I set up an appointment with Dr. Meyers for later this month. I want to get a second opinion if I'm going to have surgery.
My question is: can a sports hernia be misdiagnosed as a "normal" hernia?
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