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hi i am a runner and recently experiencing pain around my

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hi i am a runner and recently experiencing pain around my pelvic area from the hips across the lower belly but only if training uphill or running an event i.e half marathons, but if i stop it disappear and then come back again , it's not extremely painful i can still manage to exercise . I am 40 year old male very active, also when swimming seems to hurt its bearable but if i run on it it gradually worsen over the days untill i feel i should stop in order not to aggravate it, i had it now for about 4 months. should i stop altogether exercising at this point and how long for as when i stopped before it completely disappeared and then came back again ? i fear a sports hernia but have no visible signs no swelling if that's the case i would i know that? and when woulsd i know i can start exercising again?


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Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

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I'm Dr. Phil

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Can I ask your first name?

Customer:

hi

Customer:

stefano

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hi stefano

Dr. Phil, MD :

nice to meet you

Dr. Phil, MD :

does any exertion cause it?

Customer:

like?

Customer:

exertion?

Dr. Phil, MD :

anything at all?

Dr. Phil, MD :

biking?

Customer:

running uphill

Dr. Phil, MD :

and swimming?

Customer:

used to play football but stopped because of that

Customer:

swimming but seems to come up the following day

Dr. Phil, MD :

ok I am just trying to rule out heart problems

Customer:

and also running events

Customer:

ok

Dr. Phil, MD :

I would get an EKG and stress test

Dr. Phil, MD :

I would also quit any activity that triggers it and get some physio

Customer:

i did for about 2 weeks and pain goes away after 24 hours but then come back

Customer:

as soon as i start

Customer:

or maybe not as soon but after a while

Dr. Phil, MD :

that's probably not long enough

Customer:

i thought so

Customer:

typical sportsman cant rest

Dr. Phil, MD :

I hear ya on that

Dr. Phil, MD :

at 40 your recovery is longer though

Dr. Phil, MD :

you don't recover like you did when you were 20

Customer:

ah how long should i take it easy before starting again roughly?

Dr. Phil, MD :

4-6 weeks at least

Customer:

and physio in the meantime?

Dr. Phil, MD :

correct

Customer:

thank you ,

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