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Is chronic upper thigh pain near the groin area which is intolerable while walking a serious concern?

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Question: My husband is 79 and in excellent health however he has been experiencing upper thigh pain near groin area(where upper leg & hip join?) for approx 6 months and is recently becoming intolerable especially when he walks.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (40 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Can be due to osteoarthritis.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The pain in upper thigh near groin can be related to osteoarthritic changes in the hip joint. These are basically age related degenerative changes in the weight bearing joints. The treatment options include pain killers, hot fomentation, lubricating agents like glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin , dycerin, etc and some life style modifications and physiotherapy.
Right now you can start taking Tablet Tylenol ( Acetaminophen) Double Strength after breakfast and after dinner. It is suggested to add calcium supplements 500mg each twice daily. This will take care of your mild symptoms in 3-5 days.

I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Praveen Tayal (22 hours later)
Thank you for your help. After more research we believe this may be an inguinal hernia if so is there treatment options other than surgery?
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (9 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Surgery is the best treatment.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Thanks for writing again.
If it is an inguinal hernia then surgery is the best option. Other than that he can use a support belt for a temporary relief.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
Regards.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Is chronic upper thigh pain near the groin area which is intolerable while walking a serious concern?

Brief Answer: Can be due to osteoarthritis. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. The pain in upper thigh near groin can be related to osteoarthritic changes in the hip joint. These are basically age related degenerative changes in the weight bearing joints. The treatment options include pain killers, hot fomentation, lubricating agents like glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin , dycerin, etc and some life style modifications and physiotherapy. Right now you can start taking Tablet Tylenol ( Acetaminophen) Double Strength after breakfast and after dinner. It is suggested to add calcium supplements 500mg each twice daily. This will take care of your mild symptoms in 3-5 days. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal.