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Over the past month or so I have been experiencing aching in my hip area and down my leg. At first I thought it was muscular but surely that would have eased by now. It seems to be worse at night and I'm not sure if I have a lump or not in my groin area. Could a hernia give these symptons?
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replied August 30th, 2017

Pain that originates due to renal issues (Stones, infection) is usually episodic , spasmodic or colicky in ‎nature, ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎originating ‎in the flank and radiating to the lower belly, inner thigh. It is ‎associated with other ‎‎‎‎symptoms like ‎‎‎‎‎nausea, vomiting ‎and systemic features due to any infection. ‎

Treatment of urinary stones usually includes pain medication and increased fluids (to drink) until the stone is ‎‎‎passed. Over the ‎‎counter pain medication (eg, ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin) may be helpful. If the pain is not controlled, ‎‎‎a stronger ‎‎medication (narcotic) may be needed ‎

Small stones (less than 5 mm) usually pass without treatment. Hence keep yourself hydrated and if required you can use painkillers and in due time the stone will pass away and you should feel better.

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