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groin and back pain

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  • Posted By: groin and back pain
  • July 28, 2008
  • 01:42 AM

Hello, I am a 27 year old female who has been on birth control for around 7- 8 years on and off. 2 years ago I started to have bleeding between periods that was worse after sex or after using the bathroom, and sometimes bright red, other times dark brown and thick/chunky. The gynocologist has tried switching my birth control at least 4 times already with no result. I have also had 3 biopsies and an office d and c with negative biopsy and hysteroscopy results. Also, with negative sonogram results for anything except a cyst in ovary which was small and has disappeared although I still have symptoms that are the same. So, now it is 2 years later, doctors are still recommending just changing birth controls until we find one that controls bleeding better if at all. None of these birth control changes have worked. But, my biggest concern is that now, over the past 3 months, I have been feeling a pain in my right groin area right near the crease between thigh and abdominal area. The pain has worsened and also pain in my right low back has started with intense pain just around or slightly below the waist. That pain has now been here 7 days along with 7 straight days of very liquid diarrhea. The pain is less with lying down and much more intense by standing, sitting, or walking for too long. I went to the ER yesterday because it was very painful and I wanted a diagnosis. They did blood work for regular tests with negative results. Cat scan of bowels with no results of chron's or irritated colon. The best they could come up with was possibly a right inguinal hernia, but there is no bulge. The doctor said that with women it is much harder to diagnose a hernia due to you cannot enter the hernia region by palpation easily. Can a hernia present with no bulge? They wont do a surgery to repair a hernia they cannot confirm either. What are other possible diagnoses that I should consider? And are the vaginal bleeding and pain in right groin and right low back related?

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