Hernia possibly getting worse? What to keep an eye on?
Good morning from a new poster. 47 yr old male.
About 4 years ago I got a CT scan for kidney stones. I was told I had a hernia on my right side. I was shocked because I had no pain and there was no bulge to be found. Sometimes when passing gas I would notice a little tug down there but no pain. I went to see a surgeon who did the usual “turn and cough” test and he didn’t really notice anything. He left and checked out my CT scan and came back and confirmed I had it. He said since I had no pain or bathroom issues it was entirely up to me if I wanted to get it fixed. He suggested I just wait and see what happens, so thats what I have been doing.
About 2 weeks ago while on the treadmill I noticed a strange feeling down there. It was like when you shave and the hair starts to grow back and it kinda sticks you. I did a little more checking and actually felt a little bump under the skin. I did my own “turn and cough” test and when I coughed I felt the bump move. Just to verify there was nothing on the left side.
So obviously things have changed. I still have no pain and no bathroom/stomach issues. Though sometimes I feel something tug or move down there.
I have moved to the Austin, Tx area and am thinking of going to see a surgeon again just to see if its time to do something about it. I have been checking on a lot of surgeons and everything I have found shows that Dr. John Abikhaled in Austin is highly recommended. He is also a member of the American Hernia Society.
I have read all the internet horror stories about hernia repairs gone wrong so I am a bit apprehensive since I don’t have any issues.
Any suggestions or comments would be great.
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