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  • Helene

    September 8, 2015 at 2:42 am

    Trying to Get A Hernia Diagnosis

    My daughter is now about 2 1/2 months umbilical hernia repair. While on the operating table, the surgeon additionally cleaned up some adhesions and scar tissue from her previous appendectomy. The surgeon stated that her abdominal fascia is barely there, it is virtually see-through. He would not be surprised if she had more hernias in the future. Her days of lifting anything are over, he said, but she can once again use the treadmill at the gym. We additionally went to a rheumatologist to rule out connective tissue diseases and disorders….which she did rule out. (Thank Goodness) The Rheumatologist was excellent regarding his field of expertise, but I hate to say that he was not up to date in his information regarding hernias in women and the pain that they can cause…but I am, which was just as important, I guess.
    Thanks again to the information provided through this website, I was confident that my daughter’s pain was due to the hernia and not any other causes.
    Once again, post-surgically, my daughter is painfree and has resumed a normal existence that includes the treadmill but no lifting.
    I hope this is the last hernia she will have to deal with…..if not, we will deal with it as it comes.