pulled groin or inguinal hernia?
last monday I practiced a lot of 50/50 guard (which is new to me) and countering the deep halfguard during live grappling. No instant pain was felt during the course of any of my matches.
I went home and noticed a big red stretch mark between my leg and groin, right about were my cup sits on the left side. By wednesday I had a lot of pain and swelling in my lower abdomen area and also in my upper inner thigh leading up to the stretch mark.
Over a week later and the swelling has gone down a little, but now the stretch mark is burning and itching, and the swollen area on my lower abdomen only hurts like a bruise when I put pressure on it.
there was a highly annoying pain on my left testicle up until about 5 days ago and is now pretty much non-existent.
Tomorrow is the doctor's appointment.
anybody have any ideas as to what I should expect or good questions I can ask the doc?
Ask for a referral for an ultrasound if the Dr doesn't suggest it. Could be a muscular or ligament strain/tear, but given the lack of pain during the activity my money is on a hernia which can be relatively painless and due to straining.
If you have done a hernia then request a young surgeon who does a mesh repair rather than stitches.
Sorry, just read it in more detail...
Seems possible that you may simply have caused yourself some injury with your cup. Not common for a hernia to occur with the "stretch mark", although not impossible either, especially with a low bodyfat percentage.
Still ask for the ultrasound though as most other signs point toward hernia.
If you do require surgery, this is good advice from my experience.
Originally Posted by Dingbat