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RE: Anyone ever had a "Sports Hernia" aka: "Sportsman's hernia", "Gilmore's groin
hi all,

i'm new to this forum, but have been experiencing chronic groin pain for the past year. i had a bilateral inguinal hernia operation in december at maryland, but it didn't help at all. i finally went and saw dr. meyers in philly last week and he said he recommended surgery.

of course my insurance doesn't cover it, so i'm looking at like 14k out of pocket. i'm only a student and this borders on prohibitively expensive. i'm considering flying to germany to see dr. m, as it would probably be half as expensive. however, a few posts back someone suggested that dr. meyers and dr. muschawek might not provide the same treatment. something about dr. mushaweck treating a SH like a normal hernia and dr. meyers doing something essentially unrelated, involving the abductors. this got me thoroughly confused, and i'd appreciate any clarification/ advice people might have.

my pain largely emanates from the spot where my right leg connects with my abdomen, right next to my right testicle. i haven't been able to run or anything for over a year, but cycling is fine. impact seems to hurt more, especially side to side motions. it doesnt not hurt any more when i cough, and some of the worst pain comes while i'm just sitting or sleeping.

thanks so much.

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