I have a lump that comes and goes and always appears on the right side of my pubic bone. There isn't any pain but there is a constant pressure and the pressure gets worse when it appears. It is about the size of a bouncy ball.
The lump bulges out and I can push it back in but it slowly protrudes back out. The pressure is even worse when I cough and makes it larger, even when i am trying to push out feces when I'm using the toilet, it increases in size. I have had it since I was little and it appears irregularly for different amounts of time.
Please, if anyone knows what it is or has something similar please tell me. Also, if it is serious or not. I've had it for years (I am 22 years old now). I mean, it isn't causing much pain, only stings sometimes (rarely).
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The symptoms that you describe could be suggestive of inguinal hernia. However, the exact cause for the symptoms that you describe can only be made out after careful evaluation and investigations. Since it has been present for a long time, you should have considered getting it examined by your doctor/healthcare provider. Treatment measures as appropriate would be started (based on examination findings and investigation results) to reduce the swelling and stop further occurrence (usually achieved by surgery). Do not delay in getting it examined by your doctor/healthcare provider, go ahead with further evaluation and get started on appropriate measures at the earliest. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/healthcare provider and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Avoid any activities that precipitate the symptoms or increase the abdominal pressure.
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