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    Posted by kek91 on June 6, 2016 at 3:18 am

    :I am a 24 year old female who has had pelvic pain for the past 2 years. I have been to 13 different doctors and just got referred to my 14th. I believe I have a hernia, but after going to the general surgeon, she told me that she was 100% sure I don’t have one. You can feel a nodule in my LLQ and my pain is intensified after working out and more so at night after teaching all day. I had a CT scan which did not show a hernia, but I have noticed that my nodule is present when standing up and often goes away once I lay down. I live in Chesapeake, VA and I was wondering if you knew any hernia specialists out this way. Thank you so much!

    pszotek replied 7 years, 10 months ago 5 Members · 5 Replies
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  • drtowfigh

    June 29, 2016 at 5:22 am


    Did you find a specialist who can help you?
    Your symptoms sound suggestive of a hernia
    Drs Sharon Bachman and James Bittner are excellent resources near you.

  • pszotek

    June 7, 2016 at 2:29 am


    I would agree with Dr. Earle. All of those are world class recs and leaders in the field in your area. Dr. Szotek

  • kek91

    June 7, 2016 at 2:14 am


    This article I found on women’s hernia seems to pinpoint all of my symptoms. Do you guys think it could be a hernia?

  • DrEarle

    June 7, 2016 at 1:41 am


    James Bittner at VCU or Adrian Park and his partner Igor Belyansky in Annapolis are all great.

  • Momof4

    June 6, 2016 at 10:49 pm


    What a small world, I live in Chesapeake, VA, as well. I have posted on this forum a lot because of problems that started after my original femoral hernia repair. In my experience, there are plenty of general surgeons in our area that repair hernias, but no “hernia experts”. I highly recommend a surgeon that specializes in hernia repair and potential problems that may occur. I have travelled to Annapolis, MD for my care, after my original surgery in VA Beach. I now know that there is a hernia specialist at VCU in Richmond, Dr. James Bittner. It may be worth contacting his office as a starting point. I hope that things go well for you. Sorry that you have seen 14 doctors and still don’t have a diagnosis. I have been told that I had negative CT Scans for hernias, when in fact I had multiple hernias found during surgery. Dr. Towfigh states that 3 out of 4 CT scans for hernia are misread. I hope this helps.

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