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lower abdominal pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 13, 2010
  • 04:45 AM

Over the past several months I have been having pain in my lower abdomen. At first it hurt so bad that I thought it could be a pulled muscle. The pain was around the external oblique abdomen muscle. Now the pain is not bad but it feels like by guts are falling out. The pain is lower than before where I thought I might have a pulled ab muscle and it doesn't feel anything like the same kind of pain I had with the sore/pulled ab muscle. I guess I would describe it more like uncomfortable. When I press on it, then I can feel slight pain.

Let me give you some history to what I am sure caused the problem. I have been one of the most lazy people you ever or will ever know. The most exercise I got in the last 10 years was going from the house to the mailbox and that was only every couple of months. I work at home so I mean this quite literally. Anyway, I recently took up golf the beginning of last spring to give myself some exercise. I have been playing nearly every day since I started and I am confident that going from doing absolutely nothing to vigorously twisting and turning everyday has put an unexpected strain on my body whether its just muscles being sore from a workout that I haven't used in a long time or if I have actually pulled or torn weak muscles causing my guts to fall out. I took a picture of where I am having the pain now. The uncomfortable area is where my fingertips touch.

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t309/cableguy520_bucket/soreness2.jpg

I am suspecting this could be a sports hernia but I don't want to jump to conclusions; although if it is I don't want it to go overlooked for a longtime. If it is a sports hernia is there anything I could do to help treat it other than surgery because I don't have insurance and I am guess surgery would be around $10k with hospital stay and drugs.

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