Hi, sorry to hear u r in pain.
I have had 3 hernias. All which caused pain. My GI did not handle those, it was a general surgeon who did the repairs. I would suggest that u call the surgeon office u have the appt. w/ and explain the situation and see what they say. If they don't give u an answer, u can try ur primary.
From my experience, and urgent care center, or walk in clinic will NOT see me due to the UC, they ALWAYS make me go to the hospital (for fear there is an issue w/ the bowel), so i don't bother to ever go there anymore.
My surgeon said that with a hernia that goes in & out (like urs) can be tricky and that if u ever have severe pain w/ it, that u have to go to the ER right away incase it got twisted and causes blockages. Im not sure i would want to do that overseas??? In any case, i was told no lifting anything over 5-10lbs also.
good luck, i hoppe u get an answer soon.
Jan. 2009, complete hysterectomy, diagnosed stage 4 endometriosis & adenomyosis (age 36)
2003, dx moderate UC
2000, dx selective IGA deficiency w/ anti IGA antibodies
2000, dx Antipholipid Antibody Syndrome
1999-2009, chronic hemmoragic ovarian cysts, w/ partial ovary removal
1977, complete reconstruction of foot after lawnmower accident (chronic pain)
6mp 75mg, prednisone 40mg (just starting meds again)
percocet 5mg 3x day
potassium 3x day