... what would be causing me severe stabbing pain in my left groin area. It is almost like sciatic pain only in the front. it is very sharp and is not continuous. But when it happens it is short, almost like a wave and can go on for an hour or more at a time. Had mri done in this area, nothing showed up. Kidney is not even there anymore either. Removed 2 yrs ago. This pain started about a year ago. Any ideas or help will be GREATLY appreciated
Maybe you should see a pain management specialist. They are a good starting place unless you have a good Family Doctor. Mine is the best. I would not trade him for anything. I have had two major back surgeries, reconstructive thumb surgery and various other surgeries and my pcp is the one who takes care of my pain... Hope this helps. kimmie
As far as the pain part of it goes besides heavy narcotics which I used forva neck injury,but they also gave me gabapenton which I think worked better than the 100mg morphine sulfate contin or the dilaudid 8mg. As far as the other part,well I guess that is all,the pain I mean,but what causes it I wouldn't have any idea but a good primary like the other guy said is a start. My P.C.P is who prescribes my meds. A doc that works only in that field would probably be a good step. Sorry I couldn't be more helpfull.
I would go back to the kidney doctor and talk to him/she about the chances of adhesions causing this becoming problematcic. Here is something that sounded interesting.
"Chronic pelvic pain and/or associated intestinal disturbance are a major cause of misery for thousands of patients. Often in constant pain, the patient experiences loneliness, hopelessness, frustration and desperation with thoughts of suicide. Family and work relationships are strained to the limit. Although ADHESIONS are often (but not always) the cause of this pain, treatment for adhesions is not performed either because the surgeon does not believe that adhesions can cause the problem, or because lysis of adhesions is considered too difficult or futile.
Adhesions are an almost inevitable outcome of surgery, and the problems that they cause are widespread and sometimes severe. It has been said by some that adhesions are the single most common and costly problem related to surgery, and yet most people have not even heard the term. This lack of awareness means that, excluding infertility, many doctors are unable or unwilling to tackle the problems of adhesions, many insurance companies are unwilling to pay for treatment and many patients are left in misery.
This paper describes adhesions, their treatment and their relationship to pain and bowel obstruction. In addition, stories from patients are featured to illustrate how adhesions (or suspected adhesions) affect their daily lives and how they cope with a sometimes-insurmountable problem.
A key lesson and source of comfort for patients with this problem is that they are not alone and the importance of mutual support among patients cannot be underestimated.
There are no easy answers as yet. In drawing attention to the human side of this problem, we hope to (begin to) educate patients and doctors about the range of treatments available, be they of a medical, surgical or psychological nature. In addition, the establishment of a group to provide support and information to adhesions sufferers is proposed."
You have some really good answers from previous posters, I agree with what they said, I do have one thing to add tho'.
I also have spondylolisthesis, spondylitits, before and after my spinal fusions, I had many adhesions , and recently had to have adhesions removed, due to the scar tissue wrapping itself within nerves and causing me to lose all feeling from my waist down, I couldn't walk at all.
The scatic pain was the awful too, POINT: MY surgeon told me that when I was getting pain in my groin area on both right and left sides that is could be "referred pain", in other words, I had pain in my scatica however I felt the pain in my groin area, and it is not uncommon for patients to feel this pain making it really confusing, but I'm living proof that it does happen, now according to you, it sounds like you're having the same problem I had also.
There really is no "cure" for this. I did hot tub soaks, took my pain medication as prescribed and it finally settled down. Every now an again it comes back. I wish you the best, and I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help, I just thought I add my experience and hope you get a better understanding of what may be happening.
I have vey similar symptoms. I am always in severe pain to the point where I can't function in a normal day. My doctor told me it was sacrioiliitis but didn't order x-rays or MRI's. It is also my left groin area and I dont have a kidney there either. I get all differents pains shooting down my legs. My legs get very very weak, sharp stingy shooting pains for a few seconds. Tingling & numbness,dull achey, short or long. It always varies but I am always in severe pain and do not know what type of doctor I should see
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