... the front of my leg? Its so painful that it bring tears to my eyes?
What could cause severe chronic pain, that originates from my right hip to my right groin and down?
Added 31 Jan 2014:
I was diagnosed with Non-Hotchkins Lymphoma 4 yrs. ago and have been in remission for almost a yr. now. I went through many treatments of chemotherapy and radiation, both of which severely damaged my immune system to the point of almost dying from pneumonia. The lymph node in question was on my right side in the groin/lower abdomen and was putting sever pressure on my femoral nerve. The pain that ensued was so severe that it would cause me to vomit, and sometimes bring tears to my eyes! I played Hockey professionally until the age of 25 and incurred many injuries, such as complete knee replacement, multiple fractures in my right hand that now has a plate and a few screws attaching my last 2 fingers. I suffered a compound fracture on my right ankle that required a plate and 4 screws to put back together. These injuries were very painful, but nothing like the Severe Chronic groin pain I live with daily. I am seeing a pain management Doctor monthly, and my pain is somewhat tolerable, but it hinders any chance at a quality life. Please help!!!
I am very sorry to hear about your painful medical condition, but am glad that your cancer diagnosis is in remission. It sounds painful just reading about what you have gone through. In my non-medical "layman's" opinion, pain in the location where you described it could be many things ranging from herniated discs due to bone spurs in the spinal column (neck, vertebrae), to to a hernia in the groin. Then, it could be referred pain from something pressing against a nerve. If I were you, I would go my PCP or even a specialist and describe the specific pain to him or her, and request an imaging scan such as a CT or MRI. With your health history you have likely had one or more of those in the past. In any case, your symptoms sound serious enough to warrant further analysis. I hope you get the care you need and deserve, and most of all, I hope you feel better soon.
Your story of struggles to survive from cancer is certainly inspiring. I, too, am a cancer survivor (multiple myeloma) and just reached my 10-year milestone. Many folks think that once the cancer goes into remission our pain will go away and we will be able to return to the normal, active lives that we had pre-cancer. That is very far from the truth, as radiation and chemo very often cause permanent damage to soft tissues and nerves. I'm sure your oncologist and your pain management doctor are testing you regularly to make sure you have not had a relapse. With that said, I feel confident in saying that you most likely have damage to your femoral nerve. Your pain can be managed with injections and meds. I also hope you will talk to your oncologist about IgG replacement therapy for your chemo-induced immunodeficiency. I have been receiving IgG for 9-10 years now. The number of infections I have each year has reduced considerably. I know it is difficult to deal with 24/7 pain and the strong meds you must take to be able to function semi-normally. I, too, have chronic pain from removal of 3 ribs and the chemo and radiation. Since my cancer is incurable, I look at it this way... At least I'm still alive to feel the pain. I am not diminishing your pain in any way. I know it is very hard to deal with and live with. I have become a "glass half full" person since my diagnosis. I would also ask your doctor if you might have formed a neuroma in the femoral nerve. I formed a neuroma on the intercostal nerve after my rib resection and had another surgery to remove the neuroma and to reconstruct other areas due to the initial surgery. I wish you the very best in your journey and pray that your cancer stays in remission.
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