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Could this be a hernia???

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  • Posted By: kmmtsl
  • June 24, 2007
  • 10:06 PM

I am a 62 year old female. I am overweight in the stomach area. About 20 months ago I felt a lump about 2 inches above the navel. There is a bulge there. The lump is kind of soft but does not go away at all when I lie down and can't seem to be pushed back in. Once is awhile I feel a burning sensation or pulling. I have no other symptoms. Since I have had this lump so long do I have to rule out a hernia? I know I need to see a Doctor. What could this be? Since I have had it so long I am afraid I am dying. HELP!

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  • I am a 62 year old female. I am overweight in the stomach area. About 20 months ago I felt a lump about 2 inches above the navel. There is a bulge there. The lump is kind of soft but does not go away at all when I lie down and can't seem to be pushed back in. Once is awhile I feel a burning sensation or pulling. I have no other symptoms. Since I have had this lump so long do I have to rule out a hernia? I know I need to see a Doctor. What could this be? Since I have had it so long I am afraid I am dying. HELP!....................................................................................................I wanted to add that it is pretty close to the skin surface...not real deep. It usually only burns or a tugging feeling is when I am standing.
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  • Pretty much sure you have a hernia. Go to your family physician and they will refer you to a general surgeon to repair it. I've had two sons with hernias and what you're discribing is true to a hernia. By the way, you might look at getting an annual physical as well since you don't go to the doctor very often.
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  • Hi, I think I have hernia in the groin. I was masturbating and ejaculated quite forceful but after that (after 12 hrs approx) there was a lump at the top of my right testes and it hurts after i ejaculate (not immediately but after 8 or 10 hrs after that). It is painful when I walk or sit down. If I take 2 paracetamol (500gm each), the pain subsides after 2 hrs. And if I don't masturbate for the next 24hrs the pain disappears only to reoccur after I masturbate again (not immediately but after 8 or 10 hrs after that). Is this a muscle pull or hernia. What should I do? thanks. ratormo
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