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Posted on Mon, 14 Aug 2017 in Abdominal Pain
Question: it is tender to the touch on my lower right side below my belly button. This started Thursday evening and has gotten a little worse each day. It kind of feels like a possible hernia but there is no swelling or protrusion. No discoloration either. No fever or change in bathroom habits. I am 50 years old and have had a hestorectomy 2 years ago.
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Answered by Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:
possible spigelian hernia

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome.
First, if there is associated nausea, vomit, fever or pain in lower right part of abdomen then you should see ER since this may be appendicitis.
Second, if there is non-constant pain without these symptoms then it may indicate Spigelian hernia which is uncommon but may occur in this age even if there is no visible bulge on abdominal wall.
It would be good to do ultrasound or CT scan to evaluate it more accurately if tenderness persist.
WIsh you good health. Regards
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