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  • GETTING DOCTORS TO BELIEVE YOU HAVE A HERNIA

    Posted by dweatherl on August 17, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    If I get in a certain position I get a terrible twist in my lower abdomen. It has happen for years but seems worse lately. It feels like something is caught and being pinched. I have suggested to several doctors that I must have a hernia. I am overweight and they can find anything protruding. I have had some imaging testing done for other pains and they don’t see anything there. I can’t imagine this pain being anything else than a hernia. How can I get the doctors to believe or is there some other test I can have?

    K.K. replied 7 years, 6 months ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • drtowfigh

    Moderator
    September 24, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    GETTING DOCTORS TO BELIEVE YOU HAVE A HERNIA

    Hernia pain may be worse with stretches, but usually they are not isolated to stretches

  • K.K.

    Member
    September 17, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    GETTING DOCTORS TO BELIEVE YOU HAVE A HERNIA

    I have the same issue on my right side. It hurts mainly when I do basic stretches. I have gone to my PCP, Gastroenterologist and had physical therapy for the pain. Any other suggestions of who can help resolve this problem?

    Thank you!!

  • drtowfigh

    Moderator
    September 13, 2016 at 9:46 am

    GETTING DOCTORS TO BELIEVE YOU HAVE A HERNIA

    Keep looking. Need to get second and third opinions if the pain is so much.

  • Chaunce123

    Member
    August 21, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    GETTING DOCTORS TO BELIEVE YOU HAVE A HERNIA

    In situations that are not certain on exam, an ultrasound, MRI, or CT scan with a “valsalva” is often the best way to determine if there is a hernia present or not.

    Your best bet is probably to meet with a hernia surgeon who has experience in this type of thing.

    Good luck.

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