Femoral hernia pain
Hi, I am new to this group. I have been having pelvic, abdominal and groin pain for months. I must say I’ve had several surgeries for endometriosis in the past and eventually a total hysterectomy because of unrelenting pain and severe adhesions. I also have IC and IBS but have been pretty ok for the past 14 years with an occasional flare up of pain attributed to PFD or adhesions. I would watch my diet take soma and treat the Pelvic Floor Dysfubction with trigger point injections and PT.
a few months ago things took a different turn. The pain was awful. Trigger point injections did not help and PT made things worse. In addition the home lunges and stretches that were advised to me only worsened my pain and left me incapacitated.
I remember that the pain became unbearable after being constipated from taking too much calcium carbonate as advised by my orthopedic. He was treating me for osteoporosis and really put a fear in me. I took stool softeners to ease things but when I finally had a BM the pain and tugging started and would continue for the entire day. There were days I did not eat because I feared pain after a BM. I could barely stand up.
I know I have chronic pelvic pain but have been functional and doing ok until this episode. I finally started to think outside the box and asked my gym to order an MRI and then when things started to change I even made an appointment with a NY sports hernia specialist because I thought I had a severe strain. He did an exam and said I did not but thought he felt a femoral hernia. He sent me for a more detailed MRI and it showed up. My previous MRI said suspicious for I femoral hernia but this more detailed one actually shows it and refers to it as a small femoral hernia. I don’t know the size.
I have a deep pain on the right side which gets worse as the day goes on. It is constant. The doctor I consulted with said it won’t go away on its own and that it was a small fatty hernia. He said I would need surgery whenever I was ready. He is a top notch surgeon and does not take insurance so it would cost me out of pocket. He also said that someimes people don’t have pain from them when they are so small but sometimes even the small ones can cause symptoms.
I really feel comfortable with this doctor a new don’t want to start looking for someone’ else that might not be as good to do my surgery. I am very petite and don’t want to have any injuries. I had a bad laparoscopy 20 years ago when they severed the inferior epi gastric artery so I know things can happen.
This pain is wearing me down. Can such a small hernia cause so much pain. Does anyone have any experience with this to share. Much appreciated.
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