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I have pain and swelling in left side of stomach. What is causing this ?

Dear Doctor , I am 45 Years old, male, have swollen under left side of belly and it has pain, during day while standing it hurts more and while I rest and sleep it just has such kind of pushing pain, like something swollen there, sometimes it has strong pain that cause me to hold it and push it back, specially after standing for while. let me know what it might be. thank you
Sat, 21 May 2011
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Hi Welcome to Health Care Magic......
From the symptoms you have described looks like its a hernia. A reducible swelling in the groin area in this age is usually a hernia . If hernia is symptomatic the best treatment is to get it operated . The operation is commonly done by a surgeon and is a common procedure. Consult a general surgeon immediately for at times it may cause few complications.
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