I Have Had A Pain In My Lower Abdomen For
I have had normal xray of my hips.
Nothing has been found. I am now waiting to see a orthapaedic clinic but that will be a few months wait.
Is this the correct clinic to go to? I dont know what to do at the moment as I cannot do anything without this pain.
I do not have back pain or sciatica. No numbness in leg. Just pain, tightening, stretching, pulling feeling going down my inner leg from my abdomen. My abdomen feels like it is bruised and like a permanent stich feeling.
Yes you need to consult an orthopedics.
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Definitely yes you need orthopedics speciality.
Very like a Lumbo sacral mri would be done to rule out possibility with disc problem.
Sciatica has various types of presentation.Classical presentation is not always necessary.
Has a leg raise test been performed on you ever?
I you were my patient I would have given you a muscle relaxant along with Gabapentin low dose for minimum of 4 weeks.
Along with it you should try to avoid any stretching/Exercise or any rigorous activity.
Bye the way what are medications you have tried till date please name them.
So I may pay to go see someone privately then. I just didnt want to pay and be in the wrong type of clinic
As the pain involves a part of your abdomen and radiates to thigh to rule out infection I would suggest you to go for a simple test called Complete blood count. Total and differencial count may be increased if there is an infection in abdomen. You could visit any nearest lab for the same. If the test is normal Orthopedics is the best branch for you for further consultation.
You have given me more help than I have received so far. I will also ask my GP for a muscle relaxant too.
Many of these tests I,have had to pay for myself because I just wasnt getting any help.
Thank you enormously
Thank you and regards.
CBC would cost you around 10-30 dollars.
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