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Leg pain over groin ares, pain on walking and lifting leg, had done walking for long hours. Relief measure?

Hi, I m a 32 year old female, generally healthy & active. Yesterday my left leg began to hurt in the groin area. It hurts when walking and lifting the leg. No pain when sitting or lying down. This happened after a long day of walking (sightseeing), nothing else I can think of that could have triggered it. What could this be? What should I do? (I m away from home) Thanks
Asked On : Tue, 25 Sep 2012
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It could have happened because you do not exercise regularly. A day's sight-seeing could have been stressful. Anti-inflammatory medicines could give you some relief. You can also apply pain relief oitments or sprays. Do not massage. It will be better for you to consult a local doctor and get clinally examined.

Sometimes such symptoms can arise due to inguinal hernia. Inguinal hernia occurs when a tissue gets pushed down through a weak spot into your groin causing pain and discomfort. But since you do not complain of any bulge or swelling the probabilities are low but physical examination by a doctor should be done. Later it may complicate and get strangulated to increase the ailments. It happens after weight lifting, some heavy work, coughing or straining, etc.

Treatment is repair by surgery but if the hernia is small it can be pushed back. If painless it may not need repair. Have a good day.

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