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I have a pain in lower ab area, and burning a little just

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I have a pain in lower ab area, and burning a little just above pubic area. I saw Dr, he checked for hernia and thought it might be a pulled muscle. THat was 2-3 months back. I had a standard colonoscopy 5-6 months back and all was normal. What else could that be. I'm still fairly active, so could just be a hard time healing that muscle, but seems to drag. Thoughts? Im 51 year old man.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.

Burning is a symptom that usually indicates a nerve problem or a pinched nerve.

I would recommend that you should have a MRI of your lower spine to see if there is any nerve being pinched by discs disease of the back.

Nerve pain medications like duloxetine or pregabalin will help with this kind of pain (i.e. nerve pain).

Another possibility, albeit slightly unlikely, would be a stone in the urinary tract for which the best test would be an imaging study like CT scan.

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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


Pain in this area can be


sports hernia

Inguinal hernia

Bladder problem [ultrasound would be useful]

Problem with the ureter [ultrasound]

Colon pain without findings on colonoscopy: IBS: irritable bowel.

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