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So my female friend has severe lower left abdominal pain. Internal and external exams including ultrasound and blood work have found nothing beyond slight swelling/hardness in the general area (not a defined bump). The pain is not relative to eating, just movement. Is this likely an inguinal hernia? Are there other things it may be?

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replied December 11th, 2014
Hernia Answer A50444
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

An inguinal hernia is quite obvious on a physical exam and is not likely. It could be mid cycle pain depending upon the timing of the pain, dysmenorrhea , PID , appendicitis etc are other possibilities. Buscopan plus for acute pain relief would help. Dysmorphic or dysphoric symptoms related to gynecological disorders shuld be treated in consult with a gynecologist.

wishing you best of health


Dr. M.S. Khalil

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