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Femoral hernia, swelling - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   are you back
User :   ok i have a left femoral hernia thats previously been fixed,
User :   yes
Doctor :   k
User :   same doctor i was just talking to?
Doctor :   no this is a different doctor
Doctor :   he just now left
User :   ok
User :   i have a femoral that was previously repaired, but not too well
Doctor :proceed with your problems
Doctor :k
Doctor :do you remember what surgery was done
User :   well on top of gently pushing it back in every day, i was moving and lifting the other day
User :   wow... ummmm 99 i think, ive had problems since after the repair
User :   but i think i may have developed a second one in the same location
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   sure we will assist you
User :   because on top of where i push it in, about an inch or two away i have h huge knot
Doctor :   is there any swelling?
User :   yes
Doctor :   is that painful?
User :   and time i put pressure on my leg, standing, moving, or walking my whole leg feels like an explosion
User :   and my foots been going numb
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   can you tell me the exact location of the swelling?
User :   the pain is like smacking your thumb with a hammer
User :   the lump and swelling is about 3 inches left from the base of my penis
User :   and the older one is in the crease of my leg directly next to it
Doctor :   can you tell me the distance between the older and newer 1
User :   about an inch
User :   if that
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   i probably think this is an reccurent hernia
User :   so i should get to the E.R. tonight?
Doctor :   Please get the physical examination done by the doctor and know his provisional diagnosis and get back to us on chat so that we can assist you better. I say this in the best interests of you.
Doctor :   where do you stay?
User :   ok that's what i thought.... i was going to try and make it to the and of the week, but it's too painfull and i havent had a bowel movement since this happened a few days ago
User :   upmc Mckeesport is only a few miles from my house
Doctor :   It shows you have moved away from the chat, so I close the window. Please log in again for 24/7 medical help.
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