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RE: Anyone ever had a "Sports Hernia" aka: "Sportsman's hernia", "Gilmore's groin", or &
Thanks for the info. I agree with you. I don't understand why it's called a "hernia" when it is a tear. I realize both GP's I saw were not "experts", but checking the inguinal canal is not extremely hard. Both GP's said there was no bulging. But there was pain in the groin when pressure was applied. I have spoken with four friends of mine who have had inguinal hernias and they all say that the bulge was present and not painful. It was bothersome, didn't hurt, and they were only worried about it progressing to strangulation or worse. None of their symptoms were the same as mine. All of them continued to work out, run and train with no pain at all. They don't believe I have a hernia because they all had little to no pain. The pain I have goes from a dull ache to full blown pain where I feel like someone kicked me in the balls. It settles down with rest and ibuprofen. But it is always there. Hard to get comfortable sitting down. Can't walk, jog, or bike without some level of discomfort. This really sucks.
I am looking at all the options all the posters have kindly replied to me with. You all have been much more helpful than my GP's were.
Mike in Denver
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