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pulled muscle or hernia?

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familyfun Tue 11-Jan-11 15:07:11

i gave birth 7 wks ago and for the last week have had a pain just on my bikini line (not that i will be wearing a bikiki anytime soon grin) that hurts whan i walk, lift and is very painful to touch.
i can feel a pea sized lump there and its still there after a week.
i have phoned docs but im waiting for an appointment.
can you get a hernia which isnt directly in your groin?
can a pulled muscle last this long?

KurriKurri Tue 11-Jan-11 15:16:46

You can get a hernia that's not in your groin - I had one on the left side of my abdomen, just above a bikini line scar.

There's several different kinds I think, - did you have a c section? because the one I had was an incisional hernia - caused by my previous op.

A pulled muscle can last a couple of weeks, but I don't think it would cause a lump AFAIK.

familyfun Tue 11-Jan-11 15:25:45

i didnt have a c section, will have to wit and see the doc, will they do anything?

KurriKurri Tue 11-Jan-11 15:31:05

If its a hernia, they'll might suggest you have it repaired - you'll get referred to the hospital hernia clinic, I had mine done a few months ago - it's done by laparoscopy so no big scars or cuts, and I was in and out on the same day. As operations go, it's not too horrible smile

familyfun Tue 11-Jan-11 20:18:00

oh yuk, thanks, hope its nothing.

familyfun Thu 13-Jan-11 14:28:45

no hernia, just swollen glands and an infection, relieved. smile

KurriKurri Thu 13-Jan-11 15:41:18

Oh that's good familyfun smile. Hernias are a nuisance, hope the infection clears up quickly and you're feeling better soon.

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