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I have recently been diagnosed with an inguinal hernia.

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I have recently been diagnosed with an inguinal hernia. After diagnosis, I have started to have a constant back pain where my physician said it could indicate kidney issues (even though I have none). I'm also having some numbness in my toes over the past couple of weeks. Anything I should be particularly concerned about?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.

Numbness in the toes and back problem may actually indicate a problem in your lower back.

There may be a pinched nerve in the back causing your problem.

I would recommend having a MRI of your lower back done to have this diagnosis considered or ruled out.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Any concerns about the back pain I've been experiencing? It's specific - like a knot on the left side of my back just above my waistline. Thank you
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Knot on the left side of the back actually goes more in favour of a muscular injury and happens if you have pulled a muscle.

So that is a possibility that I would consider as well.