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Severe pain in the abdomen, groin area after lifting heavy weights. Solution?

I was moving furniture yesterday afternoon and later in the evening had to shovel snow. Just after I d moved the furniture I felt a dull pain that made me feel intense pressure in my lower abdomen (in the area where the pubic area meets the belly. The pain became intolerable after I shoveled and I was not able to sit, walk, move, shift or stand without debilitating pain. Moving my right leg creates an unbearable pull in the groin area and the pain is so incredibly painful that I am walking hunched over and with a cane. Sitting creates a piercing pain in my groin and when bathing I noticed that even softly cleansing hurts. I am scared. And the pain seems to be growing worse. What could it be?
Asked On : Mon, 12 Nov 2012
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Gastroenterologist 's  Response
Hello, izjperez,
Lifting heavy objects and adding other strenuous activity like
shoveling snow, can bring on a "Hernia" or a rupture. If you had
an inguinal hernia (Small or incomplete), heavy lifting made it worse
and you probably have a strangulated hernia. What that means is,
there will be a defect in the lining of the lower abdominal muscle
and a portion of your intestine protrudes through the defect and gets
caught giving you intense pain, nausea, vomiting etc. If you see or feel
a bulge in the area near the groin, you definitely have this. I recommend
that you see your doctor as soon as possible or go to the nearest
medical facility for an accurate assessment and treatment. You may
need surgical repair of the hernia.
Wish you well.
Answered: Tue, 13 Nov 2012
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