ModeratorAugust 1, 2015 at 11:05 pm
Is this a Hernia? In desperate need of help!
There are rare lumbar hernias that can cause pain and a bulge. Some are more common among women.
Look up Petit’s hernia (inferior lumbar hernia, just above the pelvic bone in the back, more often in men and on left side) and Grynfeltt’s hernia (just below the ribs in the back, typically among athletes, such as thin female marathon runners). Sounds like hers may be a Petit’s hernia.
Can you draw a picture and send it to us as to exactly where it is or attach a picture and mark it on her back?
Also, perhaps attach her MRI file if you can? If you can feel it the MRI should show it. If they said “negative” then it was either misread or the MRI was a spine MRI which doesn’t look at that area at all (it is cut out).