MemberJuly 31, 2014 at 12:05 am
Possible femoral hernia
I had Inguinal Hernia surgery on July 2nd , 4 weeks ago today, by Dr. Towfigh. Dr. Towfigh did find a small hernia on the MRI and because of my other diagnosis of a torn labrum I was uncertain as to which symptoms I was having were from which diagnosis. During the surgery Dr. Towfigh said that the small hernia was right where I indicated the pain was, which she marked right before the surgery. The surgery was uneventful, however, 4 days later I felt the same pain again. I saw Dr. Towfigh in her office and she felt that the pain was due to fluid filling the space where the hernia had been and that it should be absorbed by my body within the next two weeks. After 2 weeks that pain was gone. It is now 4 weeks and I only have a little discomfort from the surgery. All the other symptoms are gone. I can feel a little instability in my hip, which must be from the labrum tear, but no pain. I just started back to my lower weight training last week and have been running for the past 2 weeks. I even painted my toenails which I was unable to do for 5 1/2 months. Thank you so much Dr. Towfigh for your talents as a surgeon, great expertise in this field, and putting up with all my questions while educating me. I felt I was in good hands. I have let 4 of the prior physicians who saw me know about these hidden hernias and shared the New York Times article with them. It may keep others from prolong suffering.