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Old 09-26-2011, 10:46 AM   #1
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Inguinal/hip/thigh pain (for 7 months)!

Okay... it's been 7 months and too many doctors to count... orthopedics for the hip pain, internal medicine & hernia specialists for the inguinal pain, acupuncture, chiropractics, physical therapy... Nothing has made the pain go away.

I, like someone else I read about on this forum, began having pain after exercising one night (including running and sprinting on a treadmill and adductor/abductor machine exercises). It started as extreme inner thigh pain, then became inner and frontal thigh pain, then the relentless throbbing in the left inguinal area and left hip pain, including the outer left hip. Over the last several months, for the most part, the pain has been confined away from my right leg and mostly in the left leg/hip and ignuinal area as described above, although the throbbing part has calmed down. An mri several months ago and physical exam by a hernia specialist showed no hernia (maybe too small then?) So, over these many months, Orthopedics have been trying to address all of my thigh and hip pain as first, a spinal nerve pinch in the lumbar, then second and for the last 3 months, as a sacroiliac issue (hips out of alignment)... both dr.'s of course having their ideas about how either of those issues could cause pain in my thighs. I was insistent in the beginning that maybe I had pulled or torn my groin. I had read that because of the way the groin attaches, damage to the groin muscle on one side could cause pain to radiate down the other leg also. Noone has really listened to that theory. I'm seven months in and for the most part, I can do NOTHING. No exercise. No walking. No swimming. No walking up the driveway to get the mail. Intimacy with my boyfriend has suffered b/c of pain in my thighs and inguinal area afterwards. Getting out of bed in the morning has become a dreadful event b/c that's when the pain sets in. Using the word "debilitated" is not an exaggeration.... because I can do nothing. What do I think? I still think that I have an inguinal hernia. Do these symptoms sound right to any / all of you that have had a hernia? I am undergoing another mri tomorrow. This one is going to be just of my hip joint. If I have a tear in the cartilage in the joint, apparently it can cause similar hip and thigh pain.... but what about the pain in the inguinal area. And yes, I DO feel a small "something" in that area but it is not visible. I truly am desperate for answers and for pain relief. I've tried not to become reliant on pain relievers (hydrocodone) but I have it and when I can't take the pain anymore, I do take the pills. Of course, then I am happy and don't care about the pain but I'm so loopy that I can't really do anything but sit and watch t.v. Please advise....

 
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Old 12-29-2011, 06:53 PM   #2
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Re: Inguinal /hip / thigh pain (for 7 months)!

hi
i dont think you have a inguinal hernia i have had 5 hernias and the pain your describing sounds to me like its coming from your hip or you could have a pinched nerve that would give you that exact same pain that you are experiencing i hope this helps you im going thru hell myself i have that same pain right now i think i have another hernia well good luck to you ok.

 
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:11 PM   #3
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Re: Inguinal /hip / thigh pain (for 7 months)!

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Okay... it's been 7 months and too many doctors to count... orthopedics for the hip pain, internal medicine & hernia specialists for the inguinal pain, acupuncture, chiropractics, physical therapy... Nothing has made the pain go away.

I, like someone else I read about on this forum, began having pain after exercising one night (including running and sprinting on a treadmill and adductor/abductor machine exercises). It started as extreme inner thigh pain, then became inner and frontal thigh pain, then the relentless throbbing in the left inguinal area and left hip pain, including the outer left hip. Over the last several months, for the most part, the pain has been confined away from my right leg and mostly in the left leg/hip and ignuinal area as described above, although the throbbing part has calmed down. An mri several months ago and physical exam by a hernia specialist showed no hernia (maybe too small then?) So, over these many months, Orthopedics have been trying to address all of my thigh and hip pain as first, a spinal nerve pinch in the lumbar, then second and for the last 3 months, as a sacroiliac issue (hips out of alignment)... both dr.'s of course having their ideas about how either of those issues could cause pain in my thighs. I was insistent in the beginning that maybe I had pulled or torn my groin. I had read that because of the way the groin attaches, damage to the groin muscle on one side could cause pain to radiate down the other leg also. Noone has really listened to that theory. I'm seven months in and for the most part, I can do NOTHING. No exercise. No walking. No swimming. No walking up the driveway to get the mail. Intimacy with my boyfriend has suffered b/c of pain in my thighs and inguinal area afterwards. Getting out of bed in the morning has become a dreadful event b/c that's when the pain sets in. Using the word "debilitated" is not an exaggeration.... because I can do nothing. What do I think? I still think that I have an inguinal hernia. Do these symptoms sound right to any / all of you that have had a hernia? I am undergoing another mri tomorrow. This one is going to be just of my hip joint. If I have a tear in the cartilage in the joint, apparently it can cause similar hip and thigh pain.... but what about the pain in the inguinal area. And yes, I DO feel a small "something" in that area but it is not visible. I truly am desperate for answers and for pain relief. I've tried not to become reliant on pain relievers (hydrocodone) but I have it and when I can't take the pain anymore, I do take the pills. Of course, then I am happy and don't care about the pain but I'm so loopy that I can't really do anything but sit and watch t.v. Please advise....
Hi LorrieJ,I happened to read your post and can say that I have very similar symptoms as the ones you described. I am waiting for a MRI. My pain has gotten worst and have been taking pain killers to help. I haven't ran for over a month now. I was wondering if you ever got a diagnosis. I hope you healed now since your post was a while ago. Thanks.

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Old 01-04-2013, 06:55 AM   #4
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Re: Inguinal /hip / thigh pain (for 7 months)!

To be very honest it sounds like a hip issue, like fai (impingement). Or a torn labrum, two things that in the past 5 years have really become a popular problem to address. I experienced te same pain, had same issue of multiple docs, no solutions. Then i found the right guys, 2 mri and 2 ct scans only thing that showed was torn labrum with possible impingement. But i swore i had a hernia, first operation laparascopic groin investigate and possible repair. They found a nice big ol hernia but believe it or not while i found some relief still had the hip pain. Went back confirmed bum hip and surgery on that guy too. Best move i made. Couple weeks post op when the walking came back it was on. The relief that arthroscopic repair gave me is undescribable. I know it sounds scary but you will embrace it as human instinct makes you and be back. My key was finding the right doctors. My advice a medical university that has both ortho and general surgeons. Maybe even find a combo at the med school that works together. Dont waste time with te average guys your gonna need a little advanced science. I have many more details and am willing to share and help those worried about thos pain/surgery.

 
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:37 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info. I've been seen by an orthopedic that ordered an ultra sound. Its wasn't conclusive but ruled out a few things and hip was one of them. I now have a CT scan scheduled soon. When I was seen by him things wernt that bad and I actually ran a marathon shortly after. the marathon was my 10th and was back in Oct 2012. I've also recently had X-rays of my back and hips that were ordered by my family doctor because of these pains, frequent lower back pain and overall joint pain. This came back with mild DDD that apparently if quite common. I also will be seing a rheumatologist. So there is a lot going on but no definitive answer for the groing and inner thigh pain yet. In the meantime. No physical activities, pain still there and very intense during the sleep and in the morning when I get up.

 
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:24 PM   #6
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Hello, just wanted to follow-up. I got results of my pelvis region MRI and to summarize the findings were: high-grade partial-tear of both abductor longus (right and left) with an avulsion on one of them. Have an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon (sport specialist) in a few day day to discuss the injury and options. Thankful that it's not an illness or any thing worst. Hope there are treatment options that will allow me to be able to run and exercise again.

 
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:23 PM   #7
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Re: Inguinal/hip/thigh pain (for 7 months)!

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Okay... it's been 7 months and too many doctors to count... orthopedics for the hip pain, internal medicine & hernia specialists for the inguinal pain, acupuncture, chiropractics, physical therapy... Nothing has made the pain go away.

I, like someone else I read about on this forum, began having pain after exercising one night (including running and sprinting on a treadmill and adductor/abductor machine exercises). It started as extreme inner thigh pain, then became inner and frontal thigh pain, then the relentless throbbing in the left inguinal area and left hip pain, including the outer left hip. Over the last several months, for the most part, the pain has been confined away from my right leg and mostly in the left leg/hip and ignuinal area as described above, although the throbbing part has calmed down. An mri several months ago and physical exam by a hernia specialist showed no hernia (maybe too small then?) So, over these many months, Orthopedics have been trying to address all of my thigh and hip pain as first, a spinal nerve pinch in the lumbar, then second and for the last 3 months, as a sacroiliac issue (hips out of alignment)... both dr.'s of course having their ideas about how either of those issues could cause pain in my thighs. I was insistent in the beginning that maybe I had pulled or torn my groin. I had read that because of the way the groin attaches, damage to the groin muscle on one side could cause pain to radiate down the other leg also. Noone has really listened to that theory. I'm seven months in and for the most part, I can do NOTHING. No exercise. No walking. No swimming. No walking up the driveway to get the mail. Intimacy with my boyfriend has suffered b/c of pain in my thighs and inguinal area afterwards. Getting out of bed in the morning has become a dreadful event b/c that's when the pain sets in. Using the word "debilitated" is not an exaggeration.... because I can do nothing. What do I think? I still think that I have an inguinal hernia. Do these symptoms sound right to any / all of you that have had a hernia? I am undergoing another mri tomorrow. This one is going to be just of my hip joint. If I have a tear in the cartilage in the joint, apparently it can cause similar hip and thigh pain.... but what about the pain in the inguinal area. And yes, I DO feel a small "something" in that area but it is not visible. I truly am desperate for answers and for pain relief. I've tried not to become reliant on pain relievers (hydrocodone) but I have it and when I can't take the pain anymore, I do take the pills. Of course, then I am happy and don't care about the pain but I'm so loopy that I can't really do anything but sit and watch t.v. Please advise....
Did you have mesh put in? I have same pain also bowel and bladder problems, hurts so bad can't sit. Also have gotten neuro issues my sister thinks I mite have an autoimune response. Very hard to walk also. Do you have any other symptoms like this? God bless

 
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Old 01-22-2014, 12:02 PM   #8
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Re: Inguinal/hip/thigh pain (for 7 months)!

I couldn't believe your story ,
It's exactly how I feel I can't sleep at night so hard to get comfortable ,
I do have a Hernia going to des today I've let it go for too long the pain is gotten unbearable.

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Old 01-24-2014, 03:51 PM   #9
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Exercising a muscle group will help alot!

 
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Old 08-16-2014, 02:45 PM   #10
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I couldn't believe your story ,
It's exactly how I feel I can't sleep at night so hard to get comfortable ,
I do have a Hernia going to des today I've let it go for too long the pain is gotten unbearable.
I have had pain for over 4 1/2 years and have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia for 4 years. I have tried physical therapy, shots in areas of pain and all kinds of medications and nothing ever takes the pain away. It will subside awhile but then comes back full blown. Now I have pain under the hernia areas that were repaired for over 6-8 months and it is driving me crazy. I want some answers but have none but Fibromyalgia and just now just living with this and now they are sending my to a pain specialist. I started having pain one week after the surgery and it never stopped and had to wait 3 months before they would send me to the rheumatologist to find out if it was Fibromyalgia. My feelings is that I have nerve damage from the surgery. I just had to give my notice at work and only had two more years before retirement and will now try for disability. This has affected me at my job and not be able to perform and have been written up and never in 42 years has that happened. I am so tired of living with this pain everyday, the hernia operation has ruined my life in several ways. I can hardly walk or sleep and sit on heat packs constantly! Someone is responsible for things like this when they happen to patients. By the way does anyone know if some of the mesh might have something to do with being allergic to latex. I never sleep and haven't been able to even sleep in my own bed for over a year now. Things continue to get worse! Thanks for listening to my issues! Lucy5999

 
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