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  • MarkT

    December 27, 2022 at 11:46 am

    Chuck, I agree 100% with Watchful…don’t put the cart before the horse…diagnosis is the priority.

    A hernia can still be palpable if there is no visible bulge…so a physical exam is the first step. If you already had a physical exam that did not find anything, then imaging is the way to go.

    Get a dynamic MRI done. It is likely your best option to nail down a diagnosis (whether it is a hernia or something else) which will then inform a course of action.

    Ruminating about the past, talking to someone on the phone, contemplating which surgeon to see if you have a hernia recurrence…none of that gives you good information about what you should do next. Get a diagnosis, then go from there.