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What causes pain in groin area and right leg inspite of having history for herpes infection? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2014
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User:Hi I just had a infection and was having groin pain for 3 weeks and for the last 3 days I have had inner thigh pain right leg
User:Just worried about a blood clot
Doctor:Did you mean you had herpes infection (out break) 3 weeks ago?
User:For the last 3 weeks
Doctor:Have you recovered from the infection or do you still have active lesions?
Doctor:Can you describe the type of pain?
User:No lessions slighty red still
Doctor:Is it like a cramping one or burning, shooting or like a dull ache?
User:Crampinb and a dull pain
Doctor:Are you able to walk around?
Doctor:Does it hurt more when you flex or twist your hips and knees?
User:A little mainy when I push on it also I do have hernia on right side
Doctor:My last enquiry before I address your concern; is the pain restricted only to the inner thigh or do you feel the ache behind or in the front of your thighs too?
User:Only inner thigh also I pain for the entire three weeks just below my stomach the er doc said it was lymph nodes or hernia the pain in my inner thigh only for 3 days
Doctor:Let me brief you now.
Doctor:Based on the details that you provided, it doesn't seem to be venous blood clot to me.
Doctor:I have 3 possible explanations.
Doctor:1. First and the most likely is a muscle strain.
Doctor:If you been working out, you may have picked up an injury unnoticingly.
Doctor:2. A radiating pain from the hernia.
Doctor:Sometimes a nerve gets entrapped into the hernia leading to pain which radiates down the thighs.
Doctor:3. Less likely from herpes infection. Similar to shingles.
User:How can I tell if its pain from hernia or lymph and I am urinating alot
Doctor:If you been urinating a lot, I would suggest you to get an urine test done.
User:I am tomarrow
Doctor:Start Ibuprofen 200mg twice daily for pain and watch the progress of symptom.
Doctor:You should go back to the doctor for examination.
Doctor:Your doctor may order for an ultrasound examination to confirm the possibility.
User:When I push my right side just above my penis I feel a very sharp pain is that the hernia inagrial
Doctor:Perhaps it may be related to the nerve entrapment that I was talking about.
Doctor:If you been urinating a lot, another possibility of genitourinary infection can explain the same pain.
Doctor:I would suggest you to take pain medicines.
Doctor:Drink plenty of water
Doctor:and consider visiting a doctor for a physical examination.
User:Ok one more thing I went to a natual herb store they told me to put chlorophyll in my water and take red marine algea for herpes I stopped yesterday made me feel worse not a good idea what do you think
Doctor:I am sorry, I wouldn't be able to provide a good opinion about herbs since my expertise are restricted as a physician.
User:Ok thanks
User:Can I put ice on my thigh or groin
Doctor:Yes, you can use the ice.
Doctor:Alternate it with hot water bag.
Doctor:For better pain control.
User:Ok cool thanks
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