Can hernias cause pelvic pain and the appearance of being pregnant?
I’ve been diagnosed with an umbilical hernia as well as a hernia a couple inches to the left of my pubic bone. Both due to being pregnant and/or labor. I’ve not had surgery on them yet. I’ve had both for over 6 years. Within the last year I’ve been experiencing hip/pelvis pain. Especially when I walk for a long distance it feels like where my legs meet my pelvis, they are in a lot of pain. I also have joint pain elsewhere but they do not think it’s a autoimmune type thing but no clue what’s causing the pain. My pelvis pain can be very painful at times. I feel like when I went to the doctor is was a quick yes you have hernias that we can see, yes you’ll eventually need surgery and call if it gets painful or a changes color. Not a lot of information to take away with my. I also feel like I have a stabbing pain a few inches to the sides of my belly button that comes and goes. I find it ironic that a lot of the pain I’m experiencing is in the same area of the body. I was also wondering if having an umbilical hernia can cause my stomach to look bloated. It seems like no matter what I do, my stomach fluctuates in size. Could just be a weight thing but I figured I would addresss that on here as well. I’m not overweight and pretty healthy. Any information you can offer would be great. I just don’t want to go back to a doctor only to be told to watch it and hernias don’t really cause any side effects. Thank you.
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