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Do you have any medical problems or take any medication?
only past history of asthma
How long has this been going on for?
its been about a week and a half
and its uncomfortable when I sit for long periods of time
especially if I'm slouching
One likely cause for your symptoms is a hernia. This can be very painful, just like you are experiencing, even without a lump that you can feel.
Since this has gone on for so long I would suggest you see your doctor in the morning for a complete examination. If it is, indeed, a hernia, it can be easily repaired by a surgeon.
Left untreated intestines can get incarcerated in the hernia and damaged, causing a lot more serious issues.
I do not think, from what you have posted, that you need to go to the ER tonight.
I tend to get some tingling from my groin area to my abdomen at times
sometimes it is a burning sensation
burning type of pain that shoots up
Burning sensation would go along with a hernia and, while tingling is not common, it can also be part of the symptoms if nerves are involved.
I've had a hernia myself so I can speak to this issue not only as a doctor but as patient :)
hah I am a medical student myself
so I'm trying to figure out what is going on
Been there, done that....got the T shirt
What year are you?
currently rotating in internal medicine
Have you figured out what you want to do when you grow up yet?
most likely family practice or ID
not sure yet
I was just hoping its nothing too serious
ID pays better but there are more openings in FP
most of the residents I have interacted with seem much more content with FP
Hernia's are not serious....maybe they will let you "scrub in" on your surgery lol!
I'm a retina surgeon and have enjoyed my two decades of practice.
its just I cant study
when I sit down
and it is a nuisance
Get it looked at tomorrow by one of the residents -- a surgery resident if you can find one.
yeah there are a few on my floor
I'm sure that they will be happy to cut on you :)
yeah Im preparing for step 2 right now
Just pull one into an empty patient room and you will have your answer in a moment
as you know 3rd year is painful
quit ignoring it
I know absolutely
It was fun....but very long hours
yeah another doctor also told me it could be a hernia
like I feel abdominal pressure
See. Doctors are smart.
usually relieved when I sleep
Sounds like a hernia......
or sit back
Don't get much sleep as a third year
instead of forward
lots of scut to be done
but IM or FP is probably my goal
Is there anything else I can do for you tonight?
nope that would be all
thank you very much
Sounds like a good plan.
Best of luck to you.
I hope you feel better soon,.
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I ended up going to the ED and the physician ruled me out for a hernia and told me it is most likely a deep muscle pull. She told me to get it checked out by a surgeon but just gave me 600 mg Ibuprofen TID which Ive been taking but I do not want to take it for too long. I might go for the consult this week
Thank you so much I appreciate for all of your help, I am happy as well but lets see what the surgeon has to say about it, hopefully I can just manage this at home and I won't have to undergo a surgery.