Had dull ache in waist area. Done ultrasound. What does it sound like? - Online Doctor Chats
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I have a concern
I feel some dull kind of ache below my waist and exactly above "P" area
And the pain is so mild that most of the time it gets unnoticed if I am busy in work or invloved in some activity
I did the ultra sound
Are you there?
yes am there
am just trying to read the report
Now my question is , is it hernia? or just a possibility
Since the ultrasound scan picked up hernia, you indeed have an hernia. This can be confirmed by a clinical examination.
Now whether or not this is the cause of your pain is the question.
Small inguinal hernia does cause occasional pain, however such pain is located at the site of hernia.
In your case this refers to left lower abdominal site.
You need to consult a surgeon to confirm the presence of hernia and to determine the cause of this pain.
I have consulted a doctor and also shown him the scan report
My question is the report says possible ?????
And the pain is so mild that most of the time it gets unnoticed
Even if its hernia as you say, Is surgery the only way?
Or you have an altreantive
I think you couldn't understand my last statements.
Hernia is a clinical diagnosis.
The presence of hernia was documented on scan.
Whether it is truly present or not can only be confirmed by clinical examination.
If your doctor feels presence of mass upon coughing than you indeed have one small hernia.
Hope it is clear to you now.
Is surgery the only way
as it is very small and its seen only when I cough
A small hernia can be treated conservatively by use of abdominal support and avoiding constipation/lower abdominal exercise/avoiding lifting heavy objects.
Surgical treatment of hernia is suggested if hernia grows despite the conservative measures or if complications arises.
Have you followed?
Do you have any other questions?
What you suggest? Is there any abdominal support that you can ask me to get?
And do I need to have this support always
The need for abdominal support band is judged by clinical examination.
if the hernia opening is found to be slightly large then you need to wear the support daily.
Else avoiding constipation and abdominal exercise, bending and lifting thing should suffice.
My Doctor asked to get the surgery... So I thought to get an second opinion from you. The reason being of second opinion is as I said, its possible hernia and can be seen only on coughing
I think I would be able to clarify things better over a phone call.
Is it fine if I call you to discuss this issue.
Can you confirm your phone number?
I hope I have clarified your doubt.
Thanks for consulting me.
Bye for now.
thanks so much
You are welcome.
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