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Hayward, CA
A 23-year-old female asked:

Im feeling a mild pain on my left pelvic area & i know its not inguinal hernia since i have been ultrasound before. what could it possibly be?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
See a doctor: An ultrasound may not see a hernia, especially if it was a pelvic ultrasound. Need to see a doctor for a physical exam to check for a hernia or other causes of discomforts.
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Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
Many things: It clear that an ultrasound and even physical examination can miss a small or occult hernia. The only way to diagnose these may be a surgical procedure, obviously a last teaort. The pain could also be from a muscle strain or a gyn related problem such as ovarian cyst, endometriosis, and even ovulation, called mittelschmirtz. If its mild, probably ok to observe. Check w/ your doctor to be sure.
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Last updated Nov 14, 2013

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