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What causes stabbing pain in the hip around the area of hernia repair?

My hx is complicated. I am 42y/o, female. Married, w/5/yo child. A year after childbirth, I turned a corner too fast at work and rammed a sharp corner into the inner, fleshy part of my left hip bone. I went to the ER a day later and they did nothing. A month later, it was confirmed that I now had two hernias on my left side, femeral and inguinal. I had surgery right away. Mesh repair. My question is if, aside from the hernias, my blow to the hip may have damaged a lymph node there or a nerve. Since the surgery, I have stabbing pains in my left groin area (near hernia repair), but ALSO where original trauma happened, up near the inside of my hip (S.I. area). It radiates around to my back, and now, four years later is becoming unbarable. What can it be? How would I check such old damage an where would I start? It also is much worse right before my period. But, at the same time, it is ever present. Thank you. Cindy
Mon, 30 Mar 2015
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Stabbing pain near site of hernia repair could be due to damage of superficial nerves, may be due to trauma or due to surgical insult, if it is very severe you need desensitization, and if that doesn't work may be you will need surgery to bury the neuroma , moreover TENS can help, consult a physiotherapist for that.
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