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  • Any other explanation?

    Posted by msp651 on July 10, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    I posted my story below. Questions; Is it possible to definitively rule out a hernia without surgery? Are there other possible explanations for such searing, awful groin/pelvic pain? This has gone on for nearly 3 years.

    Chaunce1234 replied 5 years, 7 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Chaunce1234

    July 12, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    I’m sorry you’re going through this.

    quote msp651:

    Is it possible to definitively rule out a hernia without surgery?

    That is difficult to say conclusively, but some imaging studies can be pretty accurate at diagnosing a groin hernia without surgery. The most reliable methods appear to be the following:

    – dynamic ultrasound with valsava of the impacted groin (sometimes standing up so that weight / gravity works in your favor as well)

    – dynamic MRI with valsava – Dr Towfigh has done research on this particular approach which you can find some here: I believe Dr Towfigh also has a specific MRI protocol for this purpose, which you may be able to get by emailing her office directly.

    Good luck and keep us updated on your case.

  • msp651

    July 12, 2018 at 2:08 am

    Sorry. I should have said I had posted it earlier.

  • Good intentions

    July 10, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Hi msp. Your story did not come through.

    Good luck.

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