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?
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
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:
Using Mindfulness Meditation to Alleviate Physical Pain
Why Yoga May Soothe Many Types of Chronic Pain