We all get those intermittent, nagging stomach ‘pulls’ now and then. They can be a result of a strained muscle from a hard cough or sneeze, over-exercising the core, heavy-lifting or even a gastrointestinal issue.
But that sensation can also be a symptom of a hernia, which requires prompt medical diagnosis and treatment.
Conversely, some people worry they have a hernia when, in fact, it is just an acute muscle strain or tear. Keep in mind, however, that hernias can occur from the abdomen, down through the torso and into the groin area.
So what are some signs to help identify your belly or groin-region pain? Read more…