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Submitted: 9 years ago.
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Expert:  Nurse Annie replied 9 years ago.

Symptoms of a hernia can include an obvious swelling beneath the skin of the abdomen or the groin- it may disappear when you lie down and may be tender, a heavy feeling in the abdomen that is sometimes accompanied by constipation or blood in the stool, and discomfort in the abdomen or groin when lifting or bending over. If you feel you may have a hernia, please see your doctor for an exam. You can read more about hernias here
If your doctor did not feel anythijng, then it's possible that a hernia is not present. Typically palpation would reveal such a condition.
Testicle pain can be due to a number of things including infection or inflammation of the epididymis (epididymitis) or testicle (orchitis), injury to the scrotum, impaired blood flow to the testicle due to twisting of the spermatic cord (testicular torsion), a stone in the lower ureter, which can cause pain in the testicle on the same side as the stone, tumor, or fluid in the testicles, such as due to a varicocele, spermatocele or hydrocele. Further evalution would need to be done to determine the exact cause of your pain.
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