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Definition A groin lump is localized swelling in the groin area (where the upper leg meets the lower abdomen). It may be firm or soft, tender or not painful at all. Alternative Names Lump in the groin; Inguinal lymphadenopathy; Localized lymphadenopathy-groin; Bubo; Lymphadenopathy - groin Considerations All groin lumps should be examined by your health care provider. Common Causes Allergic reaction Cancer Drug reaction Harmless (benign) cyst Hernia (usually a soft, large bulge in the groin on one or both sides) Infections in the legs Injury trauma to the groin area Lipomas (harmless fatty growths) Sexually transmitted diseases such as genital herpes, chlamydia, and gonorrhea Swollen lymph glands in the groin area
Since my TURP three years ago, I have been unable to empty completely when I void. If I do (even when the Botox is active) I get severe pain/spasms that last 15-60 seconds, with a pain level of around 9-10 (on a scale of 0-10).
In my previous post I discussed my results at a local pain clinic. Although I received a block that did help with the voiding pain, for some unknown reason, the doctor decided that any follow-on blocks would not be appropriate, and basically "dismissed" me as a patient.
I was fortunate to find that the clinic where my urologist is in practice has opened an Interventional Pain Management Clinic, and was able to get an appointment. Unfortunately, I was only a few days post?Botox and Foley was still "visiting" me.
However, that did not stop the doctor from doing a physical exam that included touching several spot around my bladder and groin with an ice pack (shiver!), looking for any areas that were either not sensitive or, conversel...
Introduction Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is an unsettling and poorly understood movement disorder affecting 3 - 15% of the general population. RLS can affect both children and adults. Although effective treatments are available, the condition often remains undiagnosed. Symptoms of RLS. The core symptom of RLS is an irresistible urge to move the legs (medically known as akathisia ). Some people describe this symptom as a sense of unease and weariness in the lower leg, which is aggravated by rest and relieved by movement. Specific characteristics of RLS include: "Pulling, searing, drawing, tingling, bubbling, or crawling" beneath the skin, usually in the calf area, causing an irresistible urge to move the legs. These sensations can occur mostly in the lower legs, but they can sometimes affect the thighs, feet, and even the upper body. RLS-type symptoms may also occur in the arms. These may be the first symptoms of RLS in some people. About 80% of patients with RLS also have semi-rhythmic mo...
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