by Rob

Occasionally, I get up from a prone position and my left lower stomach groin muscles cramp into a tight ball of total pain. It is like a pulled muscle, but far, far worse. It usually makes me move in the opposite direction as the stomach is trying to tighten, like a sit-up. The pain is excruciating.

I have to get up pulling with my left arm because my right arm is permanently broken and patched up, with little or no strength in the arm, so getting up can be a chore. Please advise. Rob

Hi Rob.

Thanks for contacting us, and it sounds like you are in a lot of pain with this left lower stomach groin muscles cramp that goes into a "tight ball of total pain".
How long has this been goin on for? Do you actually see a swelling or "ball"? Does it go back to normal when you are not exerting yourself or sitting up from the prone position? Any fall or direct blow or trauma to that spot?
Have you had surgery on that area of your abdomen before? Any associated nausea or vomiting?

What you are describing sounds like a left sided abdominal hernia.

I would certainly get a doctor to take a look at me, if I were you, to exclude an hernia or perhaps it might just be a soft tissue injury.

Please let us know what happened and how you went, and please do not hesitate to let us know if there is any other ways we can help.

Best Wishes.

Dr Edema

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