Hi I am a 47 year old male. September 2014 I had an emergency laparoscopic cholecystectomy and ever since I have had pain at the incision site near my belly button.
Pain had eased to a manageable level until August 2016 when pain became more intense. Same symptoms at first but has progressed to include pain further to the right near my appendix. Also, pain to left of belly button as well as pain in the pubic region. Additionally, I have had intermittent aching low back, radiating pain into thigh and testicle as well as some occasional nausea. At this point it is keeping me out of work and life in general.
I have had several ultrasounds,an MRI and 2 CT scans. The most recent CT last month September 2016(radiologist did not see a hernia 2nd opinion surgeon disagrees).
Original surgeon for gallbladder thinks it may be an undetected abdominal hernia and or adhesions. Suggests exploratory laparoscopic and place mesh at incision site whether he finds hernia or not and scrape scar tissue.
Second surgeon laughed at adhesions and said that is what Drs tell you if they have no answer. He says he sees an abdominal hernia on the CT scan and wants to do open surgery with absorbable suture with no mesh,mesh, or absorbable mesh my choice.
Are these symptoms suggestive of an incisional hernia, adhesions, or something else? Thanks so much for any input. I attached CT screen shot in question.
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