Questions to Ask General Surgeon
My physician has ruled out an infected appendix, diverticulitis, ovarian cysts, and more as causes for my persistent pain, right side pelvic area, via ultrasound, CT scan and bloodwork. Based on a suggestion by his P.A., I began to wonder about hernia while my doctor instead scolded me for doing too much activity and suggests I strained an abdominal muscle. I am 58, generally quite fit and started experiencing this pain over a month ago. It began acutely and moderates with rest but does return and be quite debilitating.
Yesterday, my physician agreed to refer me to a general surgeon with experience with hernias. I’m not certain this physician’s experience extends to women’s hernia.
I would appreciate any and all advice for me on what to ask this surgeon so that we might verify or rule out hernia?
Thank you in advance.
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