ModeratorApril 2, 2014 at 2:34 am
pain in my right groin going around my back
You already answered your own question: you have right groin pain radiating to your back and imaging showed an inguinal hernia. The hernia does not go away.
We have looked at all patients referred to me and reviewed their radiology images ourselves. The reliability of general radiologists accurately interpreting a CT or MRI for inguinal (groin) hernia is not as high as you would expect. The results of our study is being presented to the radiology society of North America, so hopefully they will find it of interest. My point is: if a radiologic study is interpreted as negative, but the clinical symptoms are suggestive of hernia, then either the study is misinterpreted or you need a more sensitive study, such as MRI.
But in your case, you already have a diagnosis. You need to find a surgeon who is a “believer”, as I call them, to repair your hernia.
Also, be open to a non-mesh hernia repair.