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Groin / Knee / Upper Buttock / Side Thigh Pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 16, 2011
  • 11:19 PM

Okay I am a 18 year old boy who has Groin / Knee / Upper Buttock / Side Thigh Pain all only on my Left side.

I had inguinal hernia's on both sides almost 4 years ago. About a year after the surgery I started to experience left groin pain. Specifically the pain was directly to the left of the p-enis where a normal inguinal hernia would be. It would mostly hurt in the mornings and when I would stand for longer periods of time. If I was sitting or moving I would be fine. Since then I have been to about 5 or so different Docs to find out whats wrong with me. I have been to physical therapy as well. The pain in the groin used to be pretty intense to where it was hard to live my everyday life. Oddly that specific pain isn't as bad anymore and more pains in different areas have come up. Now I have pain the goes down the the inner side of my left leg down to my knee. My knee hurts and I have pain on my the side of my thigh and upper buttock. The groin pain is there as well but not as intense. All on my left side. This pain comes any time. Still hurts more often when I stand and in mornings but also when I sit it hurts. When I ejaculate the pain that in in my inner leg is pretty bad.

All of the doctors I have seen think that it is related to complications from my surgery. I have had a CT scan done. They didn't find anything wrong they found a non malignant cyst on my left kidney. They all tested to see if I had another hernia and I don't. They put me on anti inflammatory, which helped the pain some when I was on them. But once I stopped the pain continued. They gave me a shot of steroids in my groin area, which did take all the pain away, but it only lasted for 2 days I believe. That was the last thing I have had done and it was about 3 months ago. lol I've been trying to find an answer for 3 years now.

I personally think that it is not related to my surgery. Or half of it is and half isn't.

I think it has to do with my whole left leg. I started to run recently. I've been running for about a month now. And what I've noticed is my left leg gets a lot more inflamed and sore. My right leg is always fine. My left leg has clicks and clunks when I walk on it. Like the clicks are up in my pelvis area, like where I would think my leg and pelvis would be connecting. My right leg doesn't. When I walk up stairs my left knee always clicks and my right knee doesn't.

Something else to consider. For a period of time I had the time do yoga. And the majority of my pain would not exist the next day. Which was nice. But I am too busy to do Yoga any more. Also when I was doing yoga I realized from some of the exercises that my lefts knee and my left leg as a whole is significantly weaker then my right.

Also I remember when I was in theater in Jr. High and High School, when ever I would perform and give speeches and whatnot I would always get in trouble for leaning to one side. I believe it was my left side. Is it possible that my left foot is shorter then my right?

Also I realized once when taking a bath one day, Just from looking down while sitting, it seems my gut was more over my left side. I don't know how to explain this really, like it kinda looks like the upper half of my body is placed like a little to the left on my pelvis I guess. lol idk.

Also when I lean over. If I just lean to the front I can feel my lower left back tense up and thats it. I don't feel my right side intill I go alot further. And if I l lean like to the right front side (like not all the way to the right and not all the way to the front) my lower left back gets real intense and I can't even go that far. But if I do the same going to the other side, my right lower back does just fine and can go alot further.

Sorry for all the information to come out really randomly but I have been having these pains for such a long time and have noticed just a lot of different things that may be associated with it so might as well write it down.

Please help diagnose me.

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