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Right inguinal region pain, obstruction in groin area, no swelling - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   I seem to have some obstruction in my groin area
Doctor :   Good afternoon.
Doctor :   Can you describe the symptoms that you have?
User :   good afternoon
User :   I feel when I am sitting in a chair, there seems to be an obstruction
User :   it is in the right groin area
User :   I have not seen any sort of swelling there
Doctor :   Groin referred to as inguinal region medically contains blood vessel, lymphatic vessels ligament in women and Spermatic cord in males
Doctor :   There are no other hollow viscus, unless one has an inguinal hernia with the abdominal organs such as intestinal herniating.
Doctor :   So there is no condition called obstruction in the groin.
User :   obstruction meaning in sitting comfortably
Doctor :   Hence can you describe your symptoms - what exactly you meant by feeling of obstruction in the groin?
Doctor :   Do you mean that you have some discomfort in the groin region?
User :   I feel I am not very comfortable sitting
User :   maybe a dull pain
Doctor :   Does the pain worsen with the while you move your hip joint?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you feel the pain is more when you bend and try to touch your feet?
User :   i had a bone grafted from my hip region around 12 to 13 years back
User :   no
Doctor :   Did you sustain an injury at the groin?
User :   no
Doctor :   Since when are you having this dull pain?
User :   from a couple of weeks
Doctor :   Do you find redness, warmth at the affected area?
User :   nothing
Doctor :   Do you have any problem while passing urine?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you feel the pain is worsened while you pass stools or when you cough?
User :   no
Doctor :   Are you running fever? any nausea/vomiting?
User :   nothing
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   I am 38 and male
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical problems?
User :   I am a diabetic
Doctor :   And the reason for bone grafting - was it for fracture surgery?
User :   and also Hypertensive which is under control
User :   Ya I had bone growth near my foot, which was removed and the hip bone was grafted there
Doctor :   Is the pain located at the site of the graft surgery?
User :   which was non-malignant
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I am not exactly sure
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
Doctor :   Pain at the groin/inguinal region can occur due to direct causes at the inguinal region or due to referred pain from lower intestines or the genital regions.
Doctor :   Accoringly, the following may be the cause for this type of pain.
Doctor :   1. Direct causes include
Doctor :   a. A small inguinal hernia
Doctor :   b. Local inflammation secondary to infection or trauma
Doctor :   c. Previous surgery scar problems.
Doctor :   2. Referred pain causes include
Doctor :   a. Urinary tract infections
Doctor :   b. Kidney stones which are passing down.
Doctor :   c. Testicular problem such as orchiditis/epidydimoorchitis.
Doctor :   d. Rarely lower intestine problems such as appendix pathology.
Doctor :   Based on your history, it is most likely to be a local inflammatory problem such as a muscular pain.
Doctor :   However as referred pain is commoner than local problems and your history is not suggestive of any referred pain,
Doctor :   I suggest that you consult a doctor/general physician who can examine you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   You may need a few tests such as complete blood counts, urine tests to rule out if any of the referred pain causes is the cause for the ache.
Doctor :   In the mean time while you look for a doctor
Doctor :   the following measures are very essential.
Doctor :   1. Drink plenty of water
Doctor :   2. Use local antiinflammatory medications such as ibuprofen 200 mg if the ache is severe
Doctor :   3. Proper bed rest
Doctor :   4. Hot water bagging and local heat applications.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   ya
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   bye
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