• amanda amanda
    March 22, 2009
    Shooting pain in the groin area
    amanda amanda
    March 22, 2009

    After a recent colonscopy, I was left with groin pain and flank pain (burning, throbbing) in my left side and posterior flank on the left radiating to my groin. I cannot raise my left leg, I cannot bend foward, and I cannot lift my left leg sideways because it pulls and feels like something restricts it. A hip CT scan showed nothing, and my kidneys are fine as well. I have had a bowel function nerve conduction study and it showed that there were three of four nerves damaged, but there was no follow-up.  It's the constant groin pain and aching that gets me down and the throbbing in flank area that is really getting to me.  I cannot lie down or sit on the left side. Does anyone have any advice on how to deal with this?

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  • Cort
    Health Guide
    March 22, 2009
    Cort
    Health Guide
    March 22, 2009

    After three years I would think its also time to get evaluated by someone else. They've apparently exhausted their bag of tricks by now - ask for an evaluation by a different doctor and see if you can find someone who's very highly regarded. Better yet if you can afford it try to see a doctor outside of your system - so you don't have to worry about ego's being dented. You probably have all the tests - bring them with you to the appointment - and let her/him check them out. The evaluation itself shouldn't be that expensive.  Good luck

  • Cort
    Health Guide
    March 22, 2009
    Cort
    Health Guide
    March 22, 2009

    Hi Amanda, 

    What a situation. I'm certainly not a doctor but have you tried drugs for neuropathic pain? These are drugs like neurontin and lyrica that try to calm down the activity of thsse damaged, overactive nerves. Anti-depressants can also calm these nerves down as can lidocaine if the nerves are close to the surface. I hope you find something! 

    Here is some information you might find useful on neuropathic pain:

    My Neuropathy

    Using Mindfulness Meditation to Alleviate Physical Pain

    Why Yoga May Soothe Many Types of Chronic Pain

     

    Good luck!


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