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  • Helene

    August 5, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Trying to Get A Hernia Diagnosis

    My daughter is doing well 4 months post bilateral inguinal laparoscopic repair.
    My question regards whether it is possible or likely to have an incisional hernia from an emergency laparoscopic appendectomy that was done exactly a year ago. FYI, her previous health history in the 3 prior years includes 4 ruptured ovarian cysts. We finally got that under control after getting her on the correct birth control pill.
    Most of her scars have healed normally and are straight lines. The one scar that lies about an inch above her belly button has always been different. It is round and almost feels ‘jiggly’ or gelatinous. It is raised and actually can be seen through her shirt. There is no appearance of infection, the tissue appears clean and healthy. If you press into it, it is definitely uncomfortable, creating internal pain.
    A physician suggested to us that it may be an incisional hernia or possibly something is getting stuck at the scope insertion site.
    I have made an appointment with the same Interventional Radiologist at Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia that found and injected her previous aponeurosis of the abdominus rectus muscle (she was a competitive field hockey player) AND discovered her bilateral inguinal hernias.

    I have 2 questions for you. One, do you believe that she could have a generalized weakness in her abdominal wall? And two, what are your thoughts about the appendectomy scar where the scope was inserted, could it possibly be an incisional hernia?

    I have been following the other discussions on this forum and I am truly amazed at the number of people that have suffered from hidden herniated as my daughter. I wish there was more that I could do to raise awareness. Thank you in advance for your opinion.