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the ultrasound specialist said there is no hernia..

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I'm a teenage male and I just came from my ultrasound. A doctor told me I had a hernia located between my right oblique and rectus muscle.. But the ultrasound specialist said there is no hernia.. The only thing that appeared odd was a big gap between my oblique and rectal muscle.. Lots of days there is something pertruding through the gap because I can physically see and feel the lump.. The specialist said she has no explanation for it.. She only said that the one muscle might swell on and off.. But that doesn't sound right.. Any help?

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replied February 28th, 2015
Welcome to e health forum.

It is possible that you have a Direct hernia, which is reducible.

Most hernias, are reducible, which means that the swelling associated with the hernia can be pushed out of the hernia back to its normal location. The Hernia usually presents when the area is stressed, for example when the intra abdominal pressure is increased, like when you lift heavy weights.

In case, the ultrasound was done when the hernia was reduced, it cannot be diagnosed. But as you have mentioned that you can feel it physically, and if it is clinically present on physical examination, by your doctor, then it is confirmed that you do have a hernia.

Need for treatment for the hernia, will depend on the symptoms you are having and the exact location and the structure that is herniating.

It would be best if you can consult with the doctor treating you, who can guide you properly.
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