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So a few days ago I started getting this weird feeling in my hip. I think It's right around my Inguinal.
At first it felt weird, kinda like it's being tickled from the inside, but now it's starting to hurt.
It looks like it might be a tad swollen, but there's no noticeable bulge.
I think putting ice to it helps.
Lying down doesn't particularly help, but it feels better when I first wake up and it's at it's worse at night.
Btw, I'm a 17 year old female, and I know this is far more common in males.
Should I be worried that it's a hernia or do you think it's something else?
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replied January 30th, 2011
Unfortunately, since I cannot examine you, I really cannot tell you what is causing these symptoms. Inguinal hernias do occur in females (although you are correct in that they are far more common in males), but there are also multiple other health problems that can present with the symptoms that you describe. Therefore, it would be best for you to see your doctor, and have this area examined.


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