Over the last 2 months my dad has gone from a typical 57 year old to bed ridden. He has such severe pain in his right side groin area that he is unable to sit for more than just a couple of minutes, he has to stand to eat. He doubles over in pain to the point where he is making a crying noise when he coughs, laughs, sneezes or anything else that makes his groin area tense up. He takes 8 pain pills a day just to put himself out of misery. He has to walk with a cane. He always has to lay down due to the pain, he is miserable because he is helpless and can't mow the grass or help my mom with things around the house. Not even 2 months ago, this was a man that worked 16 hour days, traveled for work throughout the week, played baseball, basketball and soccer with his grandson, went out to dinners with the family and was and still is mine and my son's best friend. He now has to go on disability.
He had this same episode a couple of years ago, then again last year, but it came and went in a couple days. He has been to the emergency room, urologists, muscular-skeletal doctors. It seems like every test has been run, cat scans, blood tests, mri, ultrasound, steroids, anti inflammatories, x-ray guided steroid shots. Its not gull stones its not his aorta (say the doctors). His appendix is gone. Nothing can be found. I cry every night because I can't (or doctors) can't help him. On top of all of this, my mom and I are scared he is going to have a heart attack from being in this constant pain.
If anyone can help, please get back to me. I am desperate and running out of options
Inguial hernia(groin area hernia) thats what it sounds like. My father in-law had the same problem. He discibed it as someone doing chin-ups on his left nut. Hernias do not show up on x-rays. Standing up is what puts the presure on the area. There would be no-bulge out of his tummy it pushes down in the testicular area. I hope this helps and good luck to you and your dad :).
I have the same problem. The doctors could not diagnose it and the specialists can only guess that I suffered nerve damage from an infection of the epididimus. (tube that leads from testicle up into stomach) The pain is unbearable and can only be managed through medication. I have tried lots of other things like meditation, massage, distraction etc. None of it works. I am destined to manage the pain for the rest of my life and that SUCKS! (blows too). I am sorry your dad is in so much pain. I can relate. I hope he can find a way to manage it and start to have a life again.
My husband says " I am also suffering pain from an untreated hernia. I would like to network with other people that can't seem to be diagnosed or repaired or are left to linger in pain. My personal experience involves being misdiagnosed by a urologist as suffering prostititis. Once you have been misdiagnosed in the medical system it is difficult to get a correct diagnosis. Doctors then practice what is referred to as 'defensive medicine' (you can read about this at cgood.org search defensive medicine) it involves assessing the liability a patient represents before looking further for a correct diagnosis. Another problem is HMO protocol. I have the exact same situation, right groin pain, unable to perform day to day activities, living on pain meds, had every test available but I feel because I was misdiagnosed in the begining, doctors aren't willing to proceed with a proper diagnosis because of the liability factor. I believe this is a violation of our civil and constitutional rights.
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