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  • Chaunce1234

    February 16, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Hi Ziggy, you might want to try uploading your imaging pictures again, they are so small that they would be hard to read.

    Anyway, I’m just a fellow patient so while I can relate to your issue I am not a doctor. With that said, since your case sounds familiar to many of us, a few things worth trying that I have learned over time:

    – Request a dynamic ultrasound with valsava on the aggravated groin, these are cheap and easy, less likely to be hassled by insurance (compared to MRI anyway) and can often reveal a hernia that is less than palpable. While many surgeons can feel most hernias, not all hernias are easy to feel. You could also attempt to get a dynamic MRI with valsava or dynamic CT with valsava, but these typically require specialists to read and interpret.

    – Try to figure out specific activities that aggravate or alleviate the pain, create a pain diary to detail as much as you can. When did the pain start, what activity were you doing when you first felt the pain? Has the pain changed over time? Does advil help, does tylenol help, does ice help, does heat help, does nothing help? Do certain foods make it worse? Does a bowel movement make it worse or better? Etc, this can be helpful for a doctor to sort through various potential causes of pain.

    As for Florida hernia doctors, Dr Jonathan Yunis in Sarasota Florida has been helpful to several members of this forum. I know that’s a ways away from where you are located, but he is considered a hernia expert and might be a valuable resource to consult with. If you are interested, his website is:

    I’m sure the doctors on this forum have some other good Florida recommendations as well.

    Good luck, keep is updated on your case and progress.