Reply To: Sorting out the pain
Thanks for your comments and help, and yes I’ve definitely been using ice of late.
I saw the surgeon, who doesn’t want to do surgery because the hernia is too small and my surgical risks too high. He also wasn’t sure he could find it to repair while operating and thinks the size of the hernia wouldn’t cause the pain i’m having or abdominal swelling. At the same time he wasn’t able to give any ideas of what else could cause the pain and now it seems i have to look at long term pain management instead. Even though it is still tiny the hernia is growing in size and from what i’ve read they don’t heal on their own? I have an appointment booked with another general surgeon but my doctor thinks they will say the same thing