ModeratorJune 22, 2014 at 5:19 pm
exhausted-struggling to find diagnosis.
Your symptoms and the area of pain are all consistent with a possible inguinal hernia. For sure, you should seek the diagnosis first from your medical doctor, and then from a general surgeon. If your general surgeon is not convinced or if your doctor says its a strain or it’s all in your head, then move on to another surgeon. Your imaging may or may not show a hernia: much of it is based on interpretation, so I do not recommend you get more studies until a hernia specialists or an expert radiologist confirms you have no hernia on your scans.
Hernia specialists are not common. If there are none near you and you cannot get a radiologist specialist to re-read your scans, then I recommend an MRI with valsalva to demonstrate a small hidden hernia. It is more common among women.
Let us know how it goes. You are going through the same struggles as everyone else on this discussion board.