Hernia and how bad it may be!!

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Hi guys,

i got at the moment 2 hernias:

  • abdominal (the small bulge above the belly button has started to come out but i control it with reducing any effort)
  • inguinal hernia i think( there are 3 levels of pain that migrate: first i feel a light burning sensation in the left testicle, second i can feel the pain from the testicle all the way to the left kidney and connecting tube, third and last numbing pain from the hip down on my left leg). When the happen in sequence the first 2 pain get cancelled by the 3, but today straight the pain in the leg and now I'm in my bed and i can feel my leg getting numb.

i have been to a GP and i was told that unless I'm in pain, NHS will not operate me.

what is you're opinion on this?

thank you

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    Dear

    Andreis, The brutal truth is; surgery is always a risk there is no such thing as routine or minor surgery.

    									 There is always risk . It won't be a consolation but I have one too. 
    
                      The advice will be reduce weight . Good luck.  E
    										
    
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    has the GP confirmed they are both hernias?

    with regards to the inguinal hernia testicle/groin/leg pain could be the likes of a kidney stone and is causing what is known as reffered pain but this should have being ruled out already.

    you can ask for a ultrasound on your kidneys and bladder to eliminate stones and also ask for a ultrasound on your testicles to rule out any thing there.

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    If you have insurance check what your coverages are with your insurer. If you are young or middle aged it may pay for you to have surgery. If you are a senior close to 80 it may not be feasible.

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    Personally I would see an internal doc as opposed to just a primary care doc. I would have scans done to see exactly what is going on inside if you haven't already. , is it pressing on a nerve?..Sounds like your symptoms are bothersome enough to warrant further investigation. If the GP/primary wont do anything else, move on to another doc, and depending on what insurance you have you may not need a referral to see a specialist in internal. You do not offer your weight, age etc..so cant comment on that. Any prior surgeries or what caused the hernia's to happen. If you are concerned about the kidney pain see a urologist. Basically you need to see inside and what is actually going on if you have not done that yet, scans etc. Good luck.

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      i work in landscaping and for 5 years i was on the tools and labouring therefore moving a lot of bit slabs around of york stone bags of cement...now I'm site supervisor.

      I'm 31 old and weight 90 kg.

      Previous surgery i had was appendicitis with keyhole method in 2012.

      The GP recommended for my inguinal hernia not to lift anymore and wear trainers jocks i believe they're called(the ones that suspend you're testicules). When my abdominal hernia started i "paniced" and went to the ER at the hospital. I was told it wasn't urgent for operation and after a check request by the GP, i was told to change what i eat and how much and no lifting.

      Also i cannot wear a belt any more because if i sit down my inguinal H. starts to hurt.

      i will make a appointment about a ultra sound about the kidney stones.

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    If this is causing you alot of discomfort I would ask to have an appt with the surgeon and see what they say, Many times GP's will try to avoid any un-necessary surgeries but if it is causing you a great deal of discomfort I would insist on speaking with the surgeon and get their take on it. Hope this all helps.

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