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  • kcm

    October 26, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Dear Dr. Towfigh,

    Thank you for asking if I had any luck with a diagnosis.
    I have not received an answer to what is causing my symptoms.

    I had a CT Scan and a MRI (both with Valsalva)
    Neither of these tests showed a hernia

    My GP also ordered an MRI for my Lumbar Spine to check if my symptoms were referred pain.
    I am not sure if any of the below findings can contribute to the pain /discomfort I am having.

    1. Bilateral L5 pars defects result in grade I anterolisthesis at L5-S1.
    Disc bulge contributes to right greater than left lateral recess and neural foraminal narrowing or stenosis without focal herniation or impingement.
    2. Disc bulge at L4-5 without focal herniation or definite impingement. 

    3. Mild osseous degenerative change and mild scoliosis without acute osseous abnormality.

    I also know from reading the general surgery news article
    that only 33% of occult hernias are detected by an MRI.

    I was not sure if it is appropriate to attach the MRI imaging on this forum.
    If it is, I could attach my results.

    What would you advise me to do next? My symptoms continue.
    Thank you for following up with me I truly appreciate this forum and the your expertise.