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Groin injury

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  • Posted By: joncarl
  • August 2, 2007
  • 04:19 AM

Ok, so this is my first post ever. I was in a pretty serious car accident and hit a pine tree unrestrained with air bag deployment at about 65 miles an hour. I had a small (about 6 inches in circumference) helium cylinder in my lap which was thrown into my groin and ribs by the air bag and the impact. I was the passenger. Ever since the accident, besides my other injuries, I have had deep groin pain bilaterally and it feels alot of the time like I was kicked in the testicles. Most of pain I feel while lying in bed and it hurts the most if I make any kind of motion like a scissor type motion. Im scheduled for an mri. A cat scan showed nothing. And the doctor says he doesnt know. Any ideas would be helpful.

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  • Did they do an xray of the pelvis?
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies Flag this Response
  • I dont think they took an x-ray. They did take a cat scan. But it came up negative. I dont if the CT is better than a xray or not or different. MRI is scheduled for a couple of weeks away. But pain is getting progressively worse. And its been 4 and a half months since the accident.
    joncarl 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Sorry to hear about your accident. Please consider getting acupuncture to help with this problem. It is very effective for pain, especially post trauma/accident pain. Visit www.acufinder.com to find a qualified practitioner near you. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3,080 Replies Flag this Response
  • Yes, a CT exam of the abdomen/pelvis is better than an xray of the pelvis, if it went all the way down to the pubic bone. Get the report or ask the hospital if it was a complete pelvic CT.
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies Flag this Response
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