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  • drtowfigh

    March 25, 2015 at 3:07 am

    Need help in diagnosing hidden hernia

    Hope I can help!

    Yes, hernias are either a notable bulge, an area in the groin painful to touch, or sometimes both. It’s not uncommon for women to have the pain without the bulge. This is because the hernia defect is smaller than in men and also the examination is more difficult and not as direct.

    Pain can be at the labia or radiate into the vagina. This is typically one-sided. CT scan is not a definitive study. My research and others have shown that MRI pelvis should be performed if there is a clinical suspicion for an occult hidden inguinal hernia.

    Definitely your pain is real and not in your head. The plan should be to find out why you have the pain and get it treated.

    In St Louis, Missouri, I recommend Dr Michael Brunt.