About a month a go I was in a minor car incident which gave me some neck problems and some symptoms of a inguinal hernia on my right side ( I had a inguinal hernia repair about 5 years ago on my right side and didn't get the mesh put in).
I saw my doctor and he booked me in to get an ultrasound. When I was having the ultrasound the person who did my ultrasound said I had inguinal hernia on my right side but it was hard to find the opening but she could tell I had one because I had so much movement in the area, an they found on my left. When my results came back, it said that I have a 8 mm indirect inguinal hernia on my left side, but they had technically difficulty due to the postoperative changes but there was a suggestion of a small indirect inguinal hernia on my right side but the appearance is considered to be equivocal.
After seeing that, my doctor sent me in to get a C T scan, my results where that there is minimal protrusion of retroperitoneal fat into the region of the right internal Inguinal ring measuring 5 mm in diameter. The C T appearances are considered to be within normal limits for a repaired right inguinal hernia. Which brings me to my question, I was wondering if anyone could tell me in plain English what the C T results mean? English is my doctors second language and I could barely understand him at the best of time and he said that I didn't have a hernia on my right side. Which confuses me because I have been having the same pain, tiggling, stretching feeling on both left and right sides. Which were the same symptoms I had before I had my hernia repaired.