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A 56-year-old female asked:

Have had abdominal pain for awhile now, about 4 months. no gallbladder present.have been told in past i have hernia after colonoscopy 4 yrs ago.?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Durgin
General Surgery 20 years experience
Hernia: If you're having up abdominal pain and were told by a physician that you have a hernia and i recommend you seek an appointment with a surgeon as soon as possible. A hernia is a hole in the muscle through which a piece of intestine can protrude in certain instances get caught. 15 testing it gets twisted or compressed it can become strangulated and die. This then becomes a surgical emergency. It doesn't happen often but if you're the one that happens too it's a severe problem.
Dr. James Goodyear
General Practice 46 years experience
Abdominal pain: Abdominal wall hernias are only 1 possible cause for your pain. Hernias usually also have a bulge or swelling, or a defect on the abdominal wall identified on physical exam. It is unusual for a hernia to be diagnosed by colonoscopy. Knowing the exact location of the pain ; its characteristics, combined with physical exam ; possible imaging (ct scan) may help with a diagnosis. See your physician.
Dr. Neel Karne
General Surgery 18 years experience
Need info: If a hernia was seen on colposcopy/EGD it was likely a hiatal hernia which don't typically cause abdominal pain. If the pain occurs shortly after eating fatty or greasy foods if could be you GB. If the pain is improved with eating could be an ulcer. You definatley need to see a surgeon or your PCP

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