Please help me – I have been having lower right pain since September 2014 & have seen multiple doctors (OB, chiropractor, gastroenterologists, acupuncture, etc). I saw my OB in December 2014 – she is the one who indicated I had a hernia & needed to have surgery. When I met with the surgeon, he stated I did not have a hernia because there was no obvious bulge. I had a second opinion with another surgeon that worked in the same office as the first one. He also said I did not have a hernia. I have had a CT scan, pelvic ultrasound, abdominal ultrasound and an MRI with valsalva . . . all came up with nothing. Since this was all done within the same health organization, I decided to seek another opinion at an outside health clinic. He was from the American Hernia Society and stated the definition of a hernia = a bulge. My pain is ONLY on my lower right & sometimes lingers around to the surrounding areas and into my back. It gets worse throughout the day, or if I sit too long (I am a receptionist) – I had to stop running in September due to the pain. I have not ran since September & the pain is the same, if not worse. It is on the crease of my leg/thigh and groin . Coincidentally the only thing found on all of my imaging was a cyst on my right labia during the CT scan. I have had no one else to review these images or have a second opinion other than the first health organization that initially took them. The doctor from the American Hernia Society reviewed the written report from the CT scan, but did not look at the scan itself. He said based on my size (height & weight), there should be some sort of bulge . . . even if it is the size of a marble and he could not find one. I have been told my pain is from running, having backed up stool, my psoas muscle, hip pain, etc. I am out of answers and cannot seem to find anyone to help me simply because I have no protruding bulge. I have stopped running, I have been on daily stool softeners, I have been adjusted from a chiropractor and have done daily psoas stretches . . . all with no relief. I wish I could come see Dr. Shirin Towfigh – unfortunately, I am in MN. The pain gets worse throughout the day, feels better when lying down and gets worse (pressure) if I have to urinate or have a bowel movement. I wish there was a clear answer. Does this sound like a hernia & if so, what should be my next step? Thanks!!!
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