Occult or hidden hernia?
I suffered a blunt force trauma injury all the way across my lower abdomen in August of 2013. I have had a CT scan with contrast, lying down and an abdominal ultrasound, lying down. Neither showed anything in the MD’s and surgeons opinions. I was told pain I was feeling was pelvic, so I went to my ob doctor. She performed a pelvic ultrasound also lying down and determined that in her opinion pain was indeed abdominal and not related to female organs. I was then referred back to my PCP who is treating me for nerve damage with 300 mg of Gabapentin twice a day. This enables me to function but I still have pain. I have burning , pinching pain like you described in your article about Ms. Sweet. I also experience more pain with a full bladder or when I sit upright in a car seat for too long. I can no longer do my Treadclimber which has caused me to gain 60 lbs. since injury. I am seeing another general surgeon in a couple of weeks who I have been told is a good listener and “thinks outside the box”. I want to show him your article on hidden hernias and also Dr. Deborah Metzger’s article on occult hernias in the hopes that someone will listen to me and I can get relief. I have also seen a gastroenterologist and orthopedic soft tissue specialist neither were of any help. Any advice?
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