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Had hernia surgery in groin as child. Need a MRI will there be any metal clips along with the mesh or anything to cause trouble?

Had hernia surgery in groin as child. Need a MRI will there be any metal clips along with the mesh or anything to cause trouble?

Not likely: Pediatric hernias are traditionally not fixed with mesh, clips etc. Even if mesh was used it is highly unlikely that it was fixed with metal clips that may hinder your MRI testing. You should not worry. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


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I had an inguinal hernia surgery (open repair with mesh) in 2010.I feel pain in surgical side when I ejaculate. My MRI report is normal. What to do?

I had an inguinal hernia surgery (open repair with mesh) in 2010.I feel pain in surgical side when I ejaculate. My MRI report is normal. What to do?

See a urologist: A urologist can possibly help to get to a diagnosis. I've never seen a patient with this specific complaint after hernia surgery, so I could only theorize that the tube carrying the sperm from your testicle to the penis is trapped or injured in some way during the surgery. ...Read more

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I had a left inguinal hernia surgery (open repair) with mesh. I wanna know if spermatic cord is scarred into the mesh will it appear in MRI scan?

No it won't: You are concerned about patency of your vas deferens. Lumen of vas is normally closed all the time except for passage of sperm. This lumen can not be seen on mri. Best first step to find out if one or both vas is/are patent is by semenalysis. I personally share your concern about wisdom of hernia inguinal repairs with mesh in young men. Of course there will be cases where it is the best technique. ...Read more

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I am 26 male and had an inguinal hernia surgery (open repair) with mesh in 2010. Is there any possibility for scar tissue not to be shown in MRI scan?

I am 26 male and had an inguinal hernia surgery (open repair) with mesh in 2010. Is there any possibility for scar tissue not to be shown in MRI scan?

Yes: Mri typically would not show scar tissue, unless it is extensive. In this area, scar tissue and normal soft tissue would appear similar in an MRI scan. Consult your original surgeon for details if you are having problems with your operation. ...Read more

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How is groin pull distinguished from sports hernia? On MRI both appear different?

How is groin pull distinguished from sports hernia? On MRI both appear different?

Different: A groin pull is a kind of generic catch all term that is not specific and can be any one of a number of things. It can be a pulled muscle, strained tendon or a ligament sprain. A hernia is a weak place in a muscle that allows something else (often intestine) to push out through the weakness. The appearance of the two would be very different on mri. ...Read more

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Is it true that muscle hernias of the leg are rarely, if ever, seen on MRI if the patient isn't flexing the muscle?

Is it true that muscle hernias of the leg are rarely, if ever, seen on MRI if the patient isn't flexing the muscle?

Hernia: To be seen of felt must leave the surrounding muscle -through herniated sheath of muscle. The bulging is what is seen on imaging, or can be felt sometimes.
Different than I guitar or umbilical hernias ...Read more

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Can MRI detect early develepment of hernia in the inguinal canal? Persons who have improper inguinal canal attachment be diagnosed in advance by mri?

Can MRI detect early develepment of hernia in the inguinal canal? Persons who have improper inguinal canal attachment be diagnosed in advance by mri?

Both MRI and CTs: May pick up small asymptomatic hernias but no surgical intervention is required for those. Hernia is best examined on a physical exam. There is no such thing as improper inguinal canal attachments. Inguinal hernias happen either because of weakness of the inguinal floor or dilation of the ring through which important structures pass. Mri may pick up muscle strains which can cause groin discomfort. ...Read more

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Can a lumbosacral MRI without contrast show an abdominal hernia?

Can a lumbosacral MRI without contrast show an abdominal hernia?

Maybe: It may, but it probably won't be on the report. May need to call and ask the radiologist to review the study again to be sure. ...Read more

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Per a recent MRI, the Radiologist has indicated "Enlarged Inguinal Nodes Present". Tests indicated no hernia. What specialist should I now see?

Per a recent MRI, the Radiologist has indicated "Enlarged Inguinal Nodes Present". Tests indicated no hernia. What specialist should I now see?

There are many: Potential causes of enlarged lymph nodes. I would start with your primary care physician and go from there. ...Read more

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During a MRI of the Pelvis It was discovered I have a 3/4 inch hernia on my left sperm cord. I have been having pain in my back for several months?

During a MRI of the Pelvis It was discovered I have a 3/4 inch hernia on my left sperm cord. I have been having pain in my back for several months?

See General Surgeon: 62 y/o male says During MRI of the Pelvis it was discovered I have a 3/4 inch hernia on my left Sperm cos. I have been having pain in my back for several months? There is possibility the symptoms are related to the Left Sperm Cord Hernia. Best to see General Surgeon for Hernia repair/ evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do about possible tumors or hernias or anything at all. A CT scan or mri?

What can I do about possible tumors or hernias or anything at all. A CT scan or mri?

Depends on: Anatomical location of investigation, and the type of tumor. Sometimes you need both. And these scans tell you about anatomical abnormalities, nothing about function. ...Read more

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Injured my ab area during a workout 6 months ago. Pulling feeling around belly button. Mri showed tiny umbilical hernia. Is this why I am in pain?

Injured my ab area during a workout 6 months ago. Pulling feeling around belly button. Mri showed tiny umbilical hernia. Is this why I am in pain?

Possibly: Generally speaking an umbilical hernia is usually painless but if you have pain and have a documented hernia it could be the cause and you should see a specialist. You may also have pulled or strained a muscle and that can cause the pain as well. ...Read more

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I have has a Mri. And the needle test Cat scan. And all they come up with in a bulged hernia. I'm on so much meds. And my leg KILL me 24-7. No meds help?

I have has a Mri. And the needle test Cat scan. And all they come up with in a bulged hernia. I'm on so much meds. And my leg KILL me 24-7. No meds help?

Consult a: Neurologist and Neurosurgeon. Based on the limited information available here, you need to have a specialist guide you through the options for treatment of your pain up and including the point at which you may need surgery. Depending on the severity of the structural abnormality, you may benefit from rest, NSAIDS, physical therapy, or chiropractic care.
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6 months ago I injured my abdominal area. I have an aching dull pulling pain. Mri showed tiny umbilical hernia. Could this be the source of my pain?

Possibly: Umbilical hernias can cause pain like that. If you strain your abdominal muscles, you may feel a bulge in that area, and the pain may get worse if it's the hernia that's causing your pain. ...Read more

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Is it possible for muscle to tear through the deep posterior compartment of lower leg? How to diagnose? Read MRI doesn't always see myofascial hernias

Is it possible for muscle to tear through the deep posterior compartment of lower leg? How to diagnose? Read MRI doesn't always see myofascial hernias

Examination: Physical examination discovered a lot of muscle injuries.MRI will discover a tear in the fascia if it is big enough to cause herniation ...Read more

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Can the external inguinal ring, the inguinal canal, the internal inguinal canal all be evaluated by mri? Physical exam revealed no hernia, but I m scared

You're ok: The quality of the physical exam varies depending on obesity and tenderness. If it was high quality, hernia is unlikely, but adductor tendonitis is a possibility, as is inflammation of the other muscles that insert near the groin. Mri is a good test for this. A small hernia or tendonitis are not life threatening, so don't be scared. A trial rest and ice may be helpful. Good luck! ...Read more

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What would an MRI of the groin show? And when is it indicated? I am having left lower abdominal pain intermittent. Mild. Is it the tiny fat of hernia

Possible: Hi, there are 3 queries asked. 1) an MRI of the groin will show the joints the soft tissues ; also the respective part of the pelvis; abdomen. 2) usually indicated to assess the joints for orthopedic probs3) could be a hernia. My guess is that ur doc is trying to figure out if the pain is coming from the joint or a possible hernia. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Its said MRI is good in evaluating soft tissues in pelvis. So can it be used 2 diagnose weakness of abdominal wall in advance that can lead 2 hernia?

Its said MRI is good in evaluating soft tissues in pelvis. So can it be used 2 diagnose weakness of abdominal wall in advance that can lead 2 hernia?

Can't predict: While there may be a weakness there, there is currently no information about the likelihood this will become a hernia. I advise patients with a weakness only to carry on about there lives without restriction or worry. If they are having a her is repair on one side, and a weakness on the other, I usually repair both sides laparoscopically. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more