Hernia and swollen bits :-(
Hi just wondered if anyone else is as unfortunate as me to be suffering with a hernia in their groin and a swollen labia because of the hernia? Mine affects the right side only. I've had it checked out several times as they thought it was a cyst at first but my consultant confirmed it's actually a hernia which is apparently very common in pregnancy. I've had it for about 2 months now It's really painful and has got bigger since my bump has expanded, he says they won't do anything about it as long as I can cope with the pain until after the baby is born, also to see if it goes on its own. I'm a bit miffed as had to have antibiotics for 2 wks as they thought it was a cyst but now know its a hernia, just been so worried about having to take medicines whilst pregnant.
Just wondered what anyones experiences of having one are and if it affected them delivering their baby? Did the pushing make it worse? Did it go away on its own afterwards as the pressure is gone or did you need an op to put it back in?
Thanks, any advice appreciated although part of me is really scared to know but figure it's better to be prepared. I'm going to ask my consultant about it again on Friday but would really like to hear from other mums who have actually experienced having one xxx