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Good afternoon, thank you for getting in touch. Could you tell me a little more about what you'd like to discuss? I may take a few minutes to reply as dealing with other patients too, thank you
I'm very sorry to hear about what's been troubling you. It could represent a hernia yes, an ultrasound if a very reasonable test to use to diagnose this and should help you get closer to the answer for sure and I'm glad you've got one booked and coming up soon.
I would say that's probably the most likely scenario yes, given the feelings and symptoms you've described. Sometimes an MRI scan is needed to confirm this after an ultrasound but we should start with an ultrasound scan first.
They don't always need surgery so I wouldn't be too concerned and a small hernia is often difficult to detect by examination but can be seen by scan. Things like weight management and abdominal exercises can often be enough to get it under control but the scan is needed first of course.
Unlikely I think but the ultrasound will let us know for sure really.
They're likely unrelated to be honest.
I really hope that was helpful and you feel better for it. Please do come back if you've other questions anytime and all the very best for the future.