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groin pain chronic- help me

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  • Posted By: kip2112
  • December 1, 2008
  • 11:58 PM

I will try and be as short and complete as possible. About 10 yrs ago I developed a stomach gastritis after taking an antibiotic for acne. I waited 2 weeks to go to Dr who gave me zantac (before it was OTC). This resolved the stomach pain but I developed severe back pain and groin pain ( I assume this was going on at same time but stomach pain was so bad that I didn't feel it until stomach pain resolved). Went back to Dr who game me tylenol#3 and then I left town to go back to school. While the back pain resolved I continue to have groin pain for many years. It is about 2 cm medial to the right ASIS (anterior superior illiac spine) and 2 cm inferior to the ASIS over the inguinal ligament. I have been check for hernia a million times. I have had CT, MRI, xrays, bone scans, upper/lower GI xrays all normal. The pain is about a silver dollar size over inginal ligament. No help with NSAIDs. Injection make it worse for many weeks. No testicular pain. Pain is deep and boring. I am slightly overweight, although when this all started I was thin. I am not an athlete. Urologist said it was nonspecific groin pain and since it didn't involve the teste to live with it. My PCP said to see a pain mgt Doctor. I am getting mentallay stressed from this chronic pain. Nothing makes it worse, present all the time. The only thing that improves pain is narcotic pain meds and laying on floor with feet up on the couch. Any help would be appreciated

How should I proceed?


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