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Incarcerated Indirect Inguinal Hernia - Question

 
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GTS



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:39 pm    Post subject: Incarcerated Indirect Inguinal Hernia - Question Reply with quote

Do I need to be worried? I found out last Tuesday after being admitted as an emergency that I have Incarcerated Indirect Inguinal Hernia from a CT Scan, it seems everything I am now reading says I should be having it operated on urgently...

I fear I was told on discharge I had a small hernia (registrar) and then my GP received a discharge letter stating I have a Incarcerated Indirect Inguinal Hernia diagnosed on CT Scan... Had an appointment yesterday with Bowel specialist (appointment already in the system before I knew about the hernia) he completely discounted I had an Incarcerated Indirect Inguinal Hernia and proceeded to say I would have been kept in hospital and said it must have gone back in when I was checked over before discharge, but I was not checked before discharge I was simply told I had a small hernia and could have an operation if I wanted!

Called the consultants secretary today to express my concerns and try to identify whether my hernia is incarcerated or not and she confirmed the CT Scan stated I have an Incarcerated Indirect Inguinal Hernia, she is going to try and speak to the consultant tomorrow and get back to me.

I was given no advice about what I should and should not do to manage my symptoms only come back after 24 hours if the pain and swelling does not go down, no timescale for operation, nothing, am I being too over cautious?

And I do not want mesh but I am unsure if I will have a choice, interested in hearing from anyone about the Hernia Clinic in London or other key specialist, would prefer Shouldice from what I have read but know this option appears not to be available here in the UK.

Thanks, Gillian
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Location: High Desert, Nevada

PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gillian~ I've heard that as well~ are you able to tuck it back in or has it grown to the tissue```

The danger as I understand it~ the hernia getting strangulated ~" blood supply cut off "

if that hasn't happened and there is no sign that it might~ that would be different```

This is and older thread~ please tell us what you have done~ or plan to do```

Richard
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Richard
I am found out a little more since my earlier post which has made more sense on why I was released from hospital. I have got the report and a copy of my CT scan so now know the incarcerated hernia is omentum (fat) and this is I understand still incarcerated and the hernia is hidden, it is not able to be seen or manipulated all I can simply do for myself is lie down on every occasion that I start with any bad pain and use a heat pad which is what I had been doing on most occasions over the last 12 months only things have got a whole lot worse in that the frequency of this is affecting me is almost daily now, gradually things ease and maybe after a few hours I can get up again, I can almost feel things coming on and if I am quick enough I can catch it and stop it before it become much worse. It affects all of my right groin, the top and inside of my right leg, all along and down the pubic bone and right around the hip and up around the iliac crest with a mix of pain, swelling and numbness, my abdomen bloats up all the time now and when having a bad episode I can feel like a hard sausage shape on the top of the pubic area right along the groin and up towards the top of the pelvis.

I can now look back and consider the years I have been having issues in this area and having had so many tests and seen so many consultants, I had laparoscopic surgery in 2010 because it was thought I had a ovarian cyst, a camera looking at my bladder and female regions and nothing identified, going back earlier to 2006 I had an MRI but nothing picked up just told I had a nerve issue near my hip...

I have considered things very very carefully since diagnosis and the frequency and severity of my pain and discomfort and have decided this has slowly but surely taken over my every day life for years without me knowing it and now it just has to be dealt with if I want to be able to drive again or walk any distance from home with any confidence and exercise, simply put I want a quality of life.

I have research the shouldice method and been in contact with Dr Koch who is happy to carry out surgery in Berlin. The issue I have is with my family wishing for me to have surgery in the UK in case I experience additional problems since I have a couple of rare thing going on too. So what I have decided to do is go to the British Hernia Clinic in London, I fly into Heathrow next Thursday have a consultation that day and surgery the following day, at the moment I am booked in for day surgery, I will know more once I have been seen and my CT results have been examined fully.

Gillian
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Gillian ~ I hope you will keep us up to date on your condition and progress
``` Thanks for getting back ~ with how it's going so far```

The very best to you and your```

Richard
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