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persistant undiagnosed pain

I am a otherwise physicaly healthy 43 yr. old male. Had surgery 2 yrs. ago for torn librum in hip.  Surgery went well I was told, had presribed therapy and after 4 months had a feeling of a pop in area.  Was told therapy should be readjusted to concentrate on strengthening core muscles. No improvement of pain  in area. Doctor said to see hernia specialist, answer no hernia. To make a long story short, after many different doctor and therapyst visits and MRI's.Cat Scans and blood tests I was told to see hernia specialist again (different one) answer no again.  I am in severe pain and unable to walk more than 15 minutes before burning pain starts.  I am desperate for an answer. To make matters worse I suffer from Depression and Anxiety and cordio exercise is a great help to me, but I now cannot do this. Pain meds are questionable because of the meds I am on.  I am DESPERATELY seeking help.
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The pain may be due to a pinched nerve. What I would like to add is that the nerve compression may be superficial too (lateral femoral cutaneous nerve), that comes from the hip area and gets pinched. This condition is called meralgia paresthetica and is often due to weight gain or wearing tight clothes and belts. Losing some weight or wearing loose clothes and belts often helps relieve the pain/numbness/tingling. Also injection of lignocaine (anesthetic agent) at the site or applying a local pain relief gel or spray also helps.   Please discuss with your doctor. Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
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Thank you very much for your help.  I will take this into consideration.  I have gained a few pounds but not many.  Most of the time have on elastic waist sports pants unless going to a function of some kind. Do you think there is a possibility of scar tissue from my surgery? I've been wondering if all the physical therapy I have been going through is helping or hurting. I just want my life back and none of the doctors I have seen have had an answer, other than ," it sounds like a hernia,"
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