Hidden Hernia? Can scans be read if emailed?
Hi Hernia Forum
My story starts 9 weeks ago with discomfort in my back that worked its way to under my ribs and then settled in and around my belly button. My dr checked my blood and that came back fine. He then ordered an ultrasound thinking if something was up with the spleen pancreas etc and that scan came back normal. We were still trying to determine what this disconfirt in my abdomin was. I suggested possible ulcers but after watching what I was eating and drinking that didn’t help and I didn’t have any other ulcer symptoms to go with the discomfort. My dr ordered a CTscan with and without contrast and that also came back normal even asking them to be sure they look for hidden hernia. Whether that was done by the reader or not I do not know. I had a tubal 25 yrs ago after my last child and I’m wondering if this old scar tissue has caused a breakage in that area. I have discomfort just above my naval and to the left of the naval is a very small bulge that is very tender to the touch. Even clothes touching it causes discomfort. Ice packs seem to be the best relief. After reading an article on hidden hernias in women and how Drs miss them I’m a little nervous. My dr did a hernia exam while laying down and standing up and didn’t feel anything so he’s not believing it’s a hernia. I’m wondering what to do next. I’m wondering if either of my scans could be read by one of these hernia specialist Drs and what charge to expect with that. I just don’t want to be one of these women that suffer for 5 10 or 15 yrs. It’s interfering with my life. I don’t do my treadmill anymore. There’s a pulling tight feeling pain. Ice packs have been a lifesaver. I read dr Towfighs article that Navals should be symmetrical. Mine use to be but not anymore. I can take pics and send photo if needed. Thank you for taking your time in these forums. It has been valuable just reading these stories some similar to my own.
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