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Your symptoms certainly sound familiar and could definitely be suggestive of a hernia. I originally had similar symptoms and also had a laparoscopy from my GYN, looking for endometriosis, which was highly unlikely at my age of 47. I ended up having a femoral hernia that went undetected during the lap. I know Dr. Towfigh has said that they need to be in the right place and specifically looking for a hernia to find one. You would probably be better off finding a surgeon who is a hernia specialist, one that is familiar with occult hernias in women. It is important for you to have the correct imaging and someone who is trained to read it looking for hernias. Dr. Brent Matthews’ name has come up before and he is at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. Also, Dr. Bruce Ramshaw at the University of Tennessee specializes in hernias. I’m sure Dr. Towfigh can give you more specific information, but I hope you find an answer to your pain soon. It can be very frustrating and debilitating, for sure. I have had to travel in order to get the care I need from hernia experts, but the trip from VA to CA to see Dr. Towfigh was definitely worth it. Best of luck to you!

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