Hernia?

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Hernia?

Post by KeithT » January 9th, 2019, 12:24 pm

So, I thought I had a slight a muscle pull or something about a month ago in my hip/groin/lower ab area but it hasn't gone away and I am wondering if it's some sort of hernia. It hasn't stopped me from Erging and Erging hard and I was still lifting weights too but have backed off weights recently as I have been focusing on getting ready for the WRIC. I know.....I should see a DR. but I don't plan to do anything about it before the comp unless it gets bad. I don't see or feel any bump or extrusion and the pain is not bad at all, just more of a discomfort. Wondered if others have had a hernia or what else could be causing. Is there a common ERGing injury I am not aware of?
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Re: Hernia?

Post by Ombrax » January 9th, 2019, 6:48 pm

I'll ask the obvious question: Why not see a doctor now?

Result 1: It's not a big deal, carry on.

Result 2: This is an issue that needs to be addressed ASAP, and it would be bad for you to continue exercising as before.

Result 3: This is a 50:50 situation - here are your options and the pluses and minuses of each.

Seems to me that regardless of the result, it would be helpful, and possibly important for your long-term health to know.

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Re: Hernia?

Post by Dangerscouse » January 10th, 2019, 1:46 am

I'm with Ombrax on this. It's always better to make an informed decision
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Re: Hernia?

Post by lindsayh » January 10th, 2019, 5:38 am

Keith a herniated intestinal entrapment can be super serious and is potentially life threatening - IMO get it looked at.
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Re: Hernia?

Post by KeithT » January 10th, 2019, 10:30 am

Since I am not seeing/feeling any bump or protrusion I was thinking no intestinal issue and pain not bad - that said I think you all have convinced me to have it looked at now as opposed to waiting.
50 yo, 6'3" 205#
PBs (all since turning 50):
1 min - 369m, 500m - 1:23.7, 1K - 2:59.8, 4 min - 1265m, 2K - 6:31.6, 5K - 17:27, 30 min - 8277m, 10K - 36:30, 60 min - 16036, HM - 1:20:48

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Re: Hernia?

Post by Ombrax » January 10th, 2019, 8:12 pm

KeithT wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 10:30 am
that said I think you all have convinced me to have it looked at now as opposed to waiting.
Let us know what you find out.

And Good Luck.

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Re: Hernia?

Post by Dangerscouse » January 11th, 2019, 3:32 am

KeithT wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 10:30 am
Since I am not seeing/feeling any bump or protrusion I was thinking no intestinal issue and pain not bad - that said I think you all have convinced me to have it looked at now as opposed to waiting.
Good, better safe than sorry mate. Best of luck and I'm fairly sure it will be nothing to worry about.
45 HWT; 6' 4"; Liverpool, England 2k= 6:38; 5k= 17:27; 6k= 21:23; 10k= 36:21 30mins= 8,356m 60mins= 16,317m HM= 1:18:40; FM= 2:49:39; 50k= 3:28:18; 75k=5:29:15; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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Re: Hernia?

Post by Remo » January 11th, 2019, 5:01 pm

I've had an "unresolved" hernia for 20 years. It has had virtually no effect on my life and even less on my physical activity. For me, the only reason I would get it "resolved" is that insurance companies consider an unresolved hernia to be a "preexisting condition" on a change of plan.

That said, see a doc. Lindsay is spot on in that there are potential complication, which if they occur, need to be treated with due speed or they can be come dangerous to your health. You need to know what to do and how to recognize the problem.

Oh, if you discuss it with anyone besides your doctor or significant other, always call it a "sports hernia." Makes it way cooler.
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Re: Hernia?

Post by Parky » January 13th, 2019, 1:10 pm

I'm definitely not n expert or medical pro, but it could be something as simple as a groin strain and not a hernia.

As you are no longer a young man, it could also be that you need a hip replacement, as that's the area where you start to feel the pain. :wink: :wink:
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Re: Hernia?

Post by KeithT » January 14th, 2019, 9:41 am

Remo wrote:
January 11th, 2019, 5:01 pm
I've had an "unresolved" hernia for 20 years. It has had virtually no effect on my life and even less on my physical activity. For me, the only reason I would get it "resolved" is that insurance companies consider an unresolved hernia to be a "preexisting condition" on a change of plan.

That said, see a doc. Lindsay is spot on in that there are potential complication, which if they occur, need to be treated with due speed or they can be come dangerous to your health. You need to know what to do and how to recognize the problem.

Oh, if you discuss it with anyone besides your doctor or significant other, always call it a "sports hernia." Makes it way cooler.
All, first thanks for the feedback and interest - some really cool people on this forum.

Just got back from Dr. (literally a couple minutes ago) and it is believed I have a "sports hernia" - Remo the Dr. called it that so I can use the cooler term. A Sports hernia really isn't a hernia at all but a strain/tear with no organs protruding. Mine doesn't seem too bad as I can do so much and pain is minimal. The tricky part is that it can lead to an actual hernia and could require surgery eventually and the treatment is to rest it for a while and then some PT. However, with the WRIC coming I really don't want to rest it now and Dr. knows this and has helped me thru other injuries. So, for now the plan is to continue training and do the WRIC and see how I am doing and then maybe a couple weeks off and see if it heals. Will let you know if it changes.
50 yo, 6'3" 205#
PBs (all since turning 50):
1 min - 369m, 500m - 1:23.7, 1K - 2:59.8, 4 min - 1265m, 2K - 6:31.6, 5K - 17:27, 30 min - 8277m, 10K - 36:30, 60 min - 16036, HM - 1:20:48

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Re: Hernia?

Post by johnlvs2run » January 14th, 2019, 12:38 pm

Parky wrote:
January 13th, 2019, 1:10 pm
it could be something as simple as a groin strain and not a hernia.
I had a groin strain that persisted for weeks in the midst of a full running schedule, making getting up out of bed or standing from a chair quite painful. I finally tried the standard routine of M.I.C.E., not exactly fun in that area, but it cleared up the issue almost immediately.

The key components are brief icing - gentle movement - feel pain? - ice again - gentle movement - keep repeating - dry completely - keep repeating through the day/s. The brief icing is only to temporarily numb the area, so the nerves relax and healing occurs, not to continuously keep it cold.
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