Hello! I am wondering if you could help me find a specialist in my area (southeast Iowa). My regular doctor believes I have a hernia. She found a weak spot. I have had a pain for almost 12 years(since I was pregnant with my daughter). After about 6 months they ran a ton of tests and found nothing. That doctor suggested I go on pain meds. I decided to try and live with it. Until recently, I have been able to for the most part other than some bad episodes occasionally. Recently the pain has gotten worse and the episodes last longer. Overall I am over it. After my doctor found the possible hernia, she sent me to a surgeon. He kind of felt around but not near my pain. Told me I didn’t have a bulge so it could not be a hernia. Probably just a nerve causing pain and he could give me a drug. But if I would like he would do a CT scan. I decided to do the scan. Even though I knew nothing would probably show up. It didn’t. So now he wants me to try this drug instead. I said no. So you are my next hope. I am praying there is a doctor here in Iowa that you have worked with, trained, or something. I need someone that knows how hernias work in women and is willing to listen. Thank you so much for your time!!!! I appreciate it more than words can say.
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