Wondering if anyone can shed some light on what's going on with me. I'm a 28 year old female normally in good health.
About 3 months ago I started experiencing a dull ache in my groin where the thigh meets the vagina. The pain radiates to my hip, thigh down my leg and very lower back on the left side. Sometimes it's worse than others but it's always there. Sometimes I feel it only in my hip, sometimes it shoots down my leg other times in the pelvic area.
It feels like a deep pain but does not seem to be affected with movement and doesn't feel stiff at all, it doesn't hurt at night at all and I sleep pain free. Now 3 months on I'm experiencing pain in the right too, which has really scared me. What can affect both sides?
So I have been to the doctor so many times and they've basically said deal with it. I wanted to see a Gynecologist but they said I would have to wait 3-4 months. So I have spent all my wages going to a private doctor who did a pelvic ultra sound and said everything is fine down there. I also saw a doctor specialising in nerve problems and he said that he wouldn't know unless I had an MRI. Now there is no way I can pay for an MRI so I am going back to my GP on Monday.
In the meantime does anyone have any ideas of what could be going on? Could it be bone cancer? I am so freaked out. My mum recently died and feel a bit lost without her to help me.
You are definitely on the right track and I applaud you for your efforts. I am in the USA with family in the UK so I feel for you with the wait for the gynecologist. MAKE THE APPOINTMENT ANYWAY. You need to rule out cancers and, not to scare you, any woman can get it. IT ISN"T LIKELY HOWEVER. IF you have any non menstrual bleeding or newly irregular cycles, get to the doctor asap. Are you certain that you didn't pull the muscles there several months ago? Lifting anything heavy? These groin muscles are not hard to strain and take their time healing. Read up on uterine and ovarian cancers just for your own edification.
Symptoms are vague until late stages but highly curable if caught in early stages. Not trying to scare you but trying to make you aware. Be bold and demand what you need. Tell the gynecologist that you need in asap , have them put you on a cancellation list, tell them your symptoms have been happening for several months- whatever it takes to get what you need....a proper exam. An abdominal CT scan would also be a consideration. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Thank you so much for getting back to me, much appreciated. Going to the doctor has been a constant battle for 3 months and from reading this website it appears the same for so many people. It is so hard worrying about it then taking time off work only to be told to basically go away!
I was very worried about the things you mentioned so I have been to a Gyneocologist, I decided to pay for it myself as I was getting so stressed waiting. The Gynecologist said that everything was fine and looked healthy in the ovaries, uterus etc. He did a transvaginal ultrasound. He wanted me come back to check in a few weeks, which I did and he did another ultrasound, after which he said he would rule out anything gynelogical as everything looks well to him.
What is scaring me is the pain has always been on the left side and now it's started in the right too. I've not had an injury or pulled anything in that area so I don't know what's going on.
If Gynelogical stuff is ruled out, do you have any ideas what could cause such a deep pain in my hips, groin and legs.
The pain constantly moves, so one day it will hurt in my hip, then the next my groin, the day after all down my thigh. It's really hard to pin poin where it's coming from.
I'm so scared the pain has gone from one side to the other.
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History of taking injections in the buttocks in the recent past should be looked into. A number of times old injection sites start troubling if undue pressure is put on them as in prolonged sitting. This will respond to hot water bags below the buttocks at night or kept for sometime while sitting too.
Another possibility is ischiogluteal bursitis. This is inflammation of the bursa that lies between the ischial tuberosity of the pelvic bone and the tendon of hamstring muscle. The bursa may show inflammation without any cause or in association with hamstring tendinitis or inflammation of tendon of hamstring. The pain increases on stretching.
Myofascial pain or trigger points in the Gluteus medius muscle and Piriformis muscles of the buttock can cause pain in the buttock area which may radiate to thighs. Stretching the muscle increases the pain.
Your problem could also be due to Pudendal nerve entrapment (PNE) in which the pudendal nerve (located in the pelvis) is entrapped or compressed.
There is a chance that you have compression of the spinal nerves in the lumbo-sacral spine region. You have a typical presentation of such a pain which is commonly called sciatica. This can happen due to overuse of the lower back as in work requiring too much of bending, lifting weight, fall on the back, overweight, canal stenosis, bone disease, spondylosis, poor posture etc. Poor posture while sleeping, sitting on computers or jobs for a long time, uneven bed, exposure of back to cold air while sleeping can also be the cause.
Please consult your PCP and get a referral for a neurologist.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
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