Thought my hernia was direct, now thinking otherwise…
So, I’d always believed I had a direct hernia since it seemed to extend “outward,” was always reducible and would immediately come back out after reduction (if standing).
However, recently, it appears to have dropped a bit “lower” with the tip of the sac starting to enter the top of the scrotum. That now makes me think that it’s indirect.
When I thought my hernia was direct, I was just going to leave it alone until it bothered me. However, I’m now rethinking since it going into the scrotum worries me a bit.
Anybody know of a surgeon in the midwest (as close to Chicago as possible) experienced with Marcy repairs? That would be my first choice. Seems like it has a reasonable success rate in the right hands and also the least potential for complications (and leaves the most options if indeed there is a recurrence).
Only doc I have heard of so far on here that does that type is Dr. Brown, and I’m not looking to travel to CA at the moment. If anyone has recommendations it would be appreciated!
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