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Causes of pain in groin and thigh

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I had inguinal hernia repair in Sept of 09, in February I felt a pop and extreme pain in the area of the surgey. I have been to 6 Drs to try and figure out what this could be and still no answers.
It feels as if I have a hernia again but with pain that goes from the scar, into my groin and thigh. I can't sit for long periods of time and when I do I can feel what feels like a hernia, becoming more inflamed with more pain. My most comfortable position is on my back, I have been on anti inflamatories, antibiotics, neurontin, pain meds and creams and nothing seems to help once it is aggrivated. I have been to pain specialists, rehab specialists, internists, surgeons and a neurologist. I have even had a nerve block in my groin that did nothing at all. The pain is deep and have strange sensations just touching my skin.
Has anybody heard of this or can anybody give an explanation of what it could be?

Thank yo in advance for any ideas on how this can be treated,
Craig


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replied June 11th, 2010
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Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you.

You want to know the cuase of the symptoms that you experience.

There are several conditions that can be characterized by pain in the groin and thigh such as incarcerated inguinal hernia (in cases when the part of the peritoneum or intestine can't be moved back into the abdominal cavity), postoperative pain after hernia repair due to infection or inflammation, deep vain thrombosis (when the pain may radiate down the entire leg which may be swollen), stricture of the ilac or femoral artery (the pulse in the leg can be lost or weak, the extremity is cold and pale), osteoarthritis of the spinal column (the nervous roots can be pressed and pain may be experienced in the back or front part or upper or lower part of the leg).

Given the data that you described, you may or may not experience any of the medical conditions listed above. Avoid lifting or pushing heavy objects to avoid reappearance of the inguinal hernia. You may also consider having an ultrasound of the inguinal region to rule out both possible hernia and vascular insufficiency.

Please keep in mind that I provide medical information only. I am not able to diagnose medical conditions online. Please contact your doctor for further advice and information about diagnosis and treatment options.


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