pain with activity after repair 3 years ago
Thanks in Advance
I had a left inguinal hernia repaired in January 2014 using a open incision using a proloop plug, after I was released back to work i would have days where if I worked hard and or lifted something heavy I would have pain. Over the years it has gotten to where I was having to take pain pills more often and then earlier in the day, On 2-27, I went to see the general doc (workers comp) because I was at the point I needed to get something going on fixing it. After his physical exam of the area he claimed it was inflamed and had me take 1000mg of naproxen a day as a anti-inflammatory dosage. That night the pain was worse and sense his initial exam the pain level basically doubled or tripped from a nuance to unbearable at times, went back and had a ultrasound which was negative. missed work for pain one day and then was taken off of work due to a 20 pound lift, 20# push/pull limit. Was refereed to a general surgeon who saw me and ordered a CT, well results were in yesterday and nothing found on my left side. However they found a small inguinal hernia on the right side with some fat protruding. When I asked about potential mesh failure or problems he dismissed it without a second thought. He offered to give me a shot to see if it changed the pain. Well no changed and bit of extra soreness from the area.
He did offer to look for scar tissue if he went in to repair the right hernia. my issue is after all of this I have no real direction at what could be causing my pain. The GS wanted to refer me to a pain specialist. I just really want to have a true diagnosis. and options for the repair on the right side. which I have felt the pain from time to time, but is often masked by the pain on my left side.
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