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    bettys27 posted:
    i am 27,i went to pick my daughter up to put her in the crib.Then i felt a pop on the right side of my stomach.Is this something i should be worried about?It really didnt hurt it just felt weird.It is a little sore now but not bad.Is there a reason for this?
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    Jane Harrison Hohner, RN, RNP responded:
    Dear bettys27: Without a physical exam and a more thorough history it is difficult to know exactly what the "pop" represented. One possibility would be a small inguinal hernia. This is an out pouching of abdominal contents(eg intestines) through a small defect or tear in the abdominal muscles. A hernia may be easiest to feel when the woman is standing up while bearing down slightly to increase pressure inside the abdomen. If one feels a soft rounded mass in the area of the "pop" which disappears when lying flat, a hernia is a likely culprit.

    Your best bet if you feel a mass, have pain, or have the pop happen again, is to see your primary care MD or clinic for a more "for sure" diagnosis.

    Yours,
    Jane


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