Pain in lower right groin area

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by pepper, Oct 24, 2002.

  1. pepper

    pepper New Member

    It is almost midnight and I suspect I will not get much sleep tonight. I have a terrible sharp pain in the lower right groin area and have been getting it from time to time ever since I got CFS. The pain goes away for weeks or months and then comes back to make my life miserable for a couple of days.

    The pain is actually a dull ache with occasional bursts of sharp pain that cause me to cry out. That part does not last long - thank goodness.

    My doctor has checked it out, palpated the area and says as long as it isn't that frequent I should try to live with it. We have to live with so much I guess this is just one more.

    But if anyone has a clue as to what this might be or tests I could take to check it out, I would appreciate any ideas.
    Thanks. Pepper
  2. pepper

    pepper New Member

    It is almost midnight and I suspect I will not get much sleep tonight. I have a terrible sharp pain in the lower right groin area and have been getting it from time to time ever since I got CFS. The pain goes away for weeks or months and then comes back to make my life miserable for a couple of days.

    The pain is actually a dull ache with occasional bursts of sharp pain that cause me to cry out. That part does not last long - thank goodness.

    My doctor has checked it out, palpated the area and says as long as it isn't that frequent I should try to live with it. We have to live with so much I guess this is just one more.

    But if anyone has a clue as to what this might be or tests I could take to check it out, I would appreciate any ideas.
    Thanks. Pepper
  3. tes

    tes New Member

    coming from your appendix. You didn't mention if you still have it or not. I had mine taken out when I was seven and the pain is in the lower right hand side. Do you get fever?Have an ultrasound done to rule out anything.

    Hope your feeling better soon,
    Tes

    P.S. By the way I'm from Toronto, Canada
  4. pepper

    pepper New Member

    Always nice to talk to a fellow Canuck!

    I still have my appendix. I have no fever - but for some weird reason I never run a fever, don't think I have had a fever since I was a very young child.

    I did have a couple of abdominal ultrasounds over the years to have everything checked but perhaps it is time for another one. I think this episode is worse than ever so perhaps they can see something now.

    Just hope I don't end up in the ER tonight (again!) It's a guaranteed 3 hour wait even if you are the only one there! I went a month and a half ago for my abscessed tooth. I got there at 7 am and was the second one waiting. They called the first guy in at 9 am, and me at 9:30. I had to turn the lights on in the examining room (they had been turned off for the night!) and wait another half hour before anyone came to see me. This is what our great medical system has come to.

    As time goes on, I'm thinking the ER may be the only answer tonight if it doesn't ease up. Don't know if I am up to it!

    Maybe it is my appendix! Thanks for the suggestion, Tes.
    Pepper
  5. OneOfSix

    OneOfSix New Member

    I get groin pain off and on too. It was really bad when I first got CFIDS 18 years ago. My Dr. said it was swollen lymph nodes which hold and process waste during an infection in that part of the body, then eventually send the waste off to the spleen to be eliminated.

    Try hot baths and lots of fluids.
  6. pepper

    pepper New Member

    I think I will go and do that now. I do feel like a hot bath and have been downing liquids all day because I am fighting off some bug - flu and colds going around here with the sudden drastic change in the weather.

    Maybe the pain is from fighting this bug?? Seems reasonable to me and that would be enough to keep me out of the ER tonight.

    Off to a hot bath. Thanks. Pepper
  7. Rene

    Rene New Member

    I think its your overies funny I don't know how to spell it. Maybe you have a cyst on it. Or maybe they are producing extra hormones. I have the same thing too.
    Rene
  8. Jillian40

    Jillian40 New Member

    PEPPER -

    My heart really goes out to you. It's a tough type of pain to deal with. I have dealt with this one for numerous months.

    My right lower groin pain has been really bad on some days and almost undetectible other days. For peace of mind though, I have had ultrasounds of the area, looking for ovarian cysts and appendix enlargement.

    Some things I do, though can't be sure they directly affect a change. I do a clockwise massage of my intestines after a big meal, as I'm laying down to go to sleep. I always drink large amounts of fluids, mostly water and gatorade with 1/2 water. (too much sugar w/o diluting) I also watch my food intake, ie: I avoid things that produce gas, like beans, cabbage, cauliflour, and also high starch foods, like potatoes, pasta, bread, too much sugar etc. I also take daily enzymes after meals, to help with food digestion. One tablet has hydrochloric acid in it to add to my stomach acid to better digest food and the other one has all of the different enzymes in it, with a coating over it so it will by-pass the stomach acid and work directly in the intestines.

    At one point, when the pain was at it's worst, and occured frequently, I was being treated by a specialist, who did something called visceral manipulation.
    He directly works to break up tissue adhesions from surgeries and to stretch and lenghthen the muscles to break up trigger points. He did a direct pressure technique on the painful area, which hurt like h e _ _, but made a difference afterwards.

    I can't say which of these things actually helps, but I just do all of them, and to be honest the frequency has gone down from 4 or 5 days a week to once or twice a month.

    I too had gone into an E.R. and into a Urgent Care as a direct result of the bad pain. Had never been into an ER prior to this.

    The waste product theory mentioned by another member up above makes a lot of sense. But then so does the idea of adhesions. I personally think it may be due to the ileo-secal valve between the lg and sm intestines being stuck open or closed. (I have additional problems with 2 other valves in my body, ie: Mitral valve prolapse in my heart, and hiatal hernia, where a weak valve allows food to pass back up, and also causes choking in my case.

    I sure do wish you a lot of strength in your efforts to combat this. My heart goes out to you ! ! ! JILLIAN
    (((((((((((( B I G H U G S ))))))))))))))))
  9. obrnlc

    obrnlc New Member

    hi pepper! I know exactly what you mean--is it an intense burning sensation? I had the same thing for years and always went to the gyn., blaming my poor ovaries for everything. Then after it got so severe that i had a hysterectomy, found out it wasn't ovarian after all--still had it and got worse. i researched everything i could on the internet, looking for lymphoma, all kinds of nasty lymph node enlarging things. Got myself so paranoid that i actually hoped it was just a good old case of gonnorrhea or something equally benign!(LOL) i resorted to acupuncture and every test in the book! After 5 years, i read about Chronic Myofascial Pain, and realized i was textbook!(I knew that if it was something life-threatening i would surely be dead by now) shortly after that i came up with full blown fibro symptoms ALL OVER. I just read a book (what your doctors don't know about fibro) or something like that, that says alot times, the inguinal ligaments are involved in fibro, pulling on nerves and causing a DEEP PELVIC PAIN. check this out before you get your parts removed! Laurie
  10. sofy

    sofy New Member

    I have had this on and off for more years than I care to be old. Mine is what I use to call "a stitch in my side" from running too much when a kid. Its in the same place and if my memory can be trusted it feels the same. Sometimes being flat on my back will cause it to flare. First noticed it at the beach when there with my young dauthter who is now over 30. (Did I say that?) Dental visits, Gyn and such are uncomfortable. This sounds silly but I have found putting something heavy on the spot, while down, helps it from gettting too uncomfortable. The best fix is a very tight wide elactic band that I put around my middle. It is about 6" wide and was originally to hold a hot or cold pack but I leave that out. The hardest part is trying to keep it in place that low. It wants to rise up to the waist area. I also have a pair of high rise panties (go 2 or 3" above waist) that have stays in the front. This really works well but it had hooks and eyes up the front and while quite sexy looking its a pain in the tookie when nature calls and the only one to see the sexy part is the dog (darn) and she just has no sense of appreciation. Mine might be in the hernia arena because if I remember to wear the panties when doing anything strenuous it helps prevent. Don't know if this will apply to you but you can try it out and see. Good luck!
  11. klutzo

    klutzo New Member

    Sometimes it is so bad that I have to limp when I walk, and it comes and goes in flares. I was told it is my Rectus muscle spasming because of the IBS/FMS, and when it acts up I should stop eating all raw food for 2 days. Personally, I think it is pelvic floor pain due to myofascial trigger points, but what do I know, I'm only a patient!
    Hope you find a solution.
    Klutzo
  12. Milo83

    Milo83 New Member

    It is possible that it could be related to an IBS disorder..Could be divticulitis (sp) or anything like that..
    Ever had a colonoscopy..If dr. isn't sure, he shouldn't say you have to live with it, just my opinion..We have to live with enough..If it were me, I would requests that some tests be run to rule out anything that could be serious..
    Best of Luck.......Take Care......Donna
  13. julesverns

    julesverns New Member

    Hi Pepper,

    I was just diagnosed with fibromyalgia and a relative showed me this site. as I was reading along, I came upon your situation. I have the same thing and had x-rays, blood work, ultrasounds and "There is nothing wrong with me". I bet we've all heard that one before. I thought ovaries too, so with other problems I had, I had a partial hysterectomy and my right ovary was removed. I was looking forward to that pain being gone, but it remains. So, maybe it goes along with all the other muscle pain. I wish I knew.
    Good Luck,
    Julie
  14. ssMarilyn

    ssMarilyn New Member

    I get them on occasion and they usually flare up big time that special time of the month. I'm talkin' about an ovarian cyst. They're harmless, but very uncomfortable!

    I would suggest diverticulosis too, but that pain is usually in the lower LEFT side.

    Marilyn
  15. pepper

    pepper New Member

    I haven't been able to sit at the computer much lately because this pain has come back in spades. I've just finished reading your replies for the first time.

    I spent 7 hrs in the ER with this pain. I've had so many pelvic exams and ultrasounds in the past couple of weeks I've lost count.

    I have another one tomorrow and when I see my family doc next week to get the most recent results, we'll have to decide where to go from here. I'll take your comments into consideration.

    Thanks again for your replies. Pepper
  16. Annette2

    Annette2 New Member

    That pain was the first symptom I had of FMS. I woke up in the middle of the night in horrible pain in the area of my left ovary. I went to my GYN who did an ultrasound. He found nothing wrong. I then went to my family doctor who told me I probably had FMS and sent me to the rheumy who diagnosed me. That's one of my FMS "weak spots".
  17. klutzo

    klutzo New Member

    IF you can find a Massage Therapist who is trained in the Traeger (sp.?) Myofascial Release techniques, it might really help. I got this info from Dr. Starlanyl's book.
    I just discussed this very thing today with my GYN after he examined me because the pain got so bad yesterday that I had to use my hand to push down my leg and help my right foot stay on the gas pedal. I was at a red light and started to lose the strength in it because the lower right pelvic pain was so bad, and thought my foot was going to let go and I would slide into the car in front of me.
    I have tried before to find an LMT in my area who knows this Traeger work stuff, but no dice, and I live in an are with two million people. These folks must exist somewhere or Dr. Starlanyl wouldn't be talking them up so much. In her book she says you can't beat FMS without having this done.
    Klutzo