Groin pain

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Hi all,

I have had various health issues in the latter part of my adult life but one thing that has always remained constant throughout is my groin pain. It does come and go but, in recent years, has become a real, persistent pain. I think I have learned to live with it until I was recently Assessed as having ME/CFS.

My support suggests I self medicate as all pain uses energy!

One specialist I saw suggested it was ACNES and gave me a cortisone injection which worked for a short while.

I have asked my doctor to do a scan for me just to see if it is related to my ovary removal 3years ago.

That brought up nothing.

recently had blood tests done and no concerns there.

has anyone experienced this pain, just in one groin, not both; the right side ??

I would love to hear from anyone who has any thoughts on this or experience of it themselves.

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    Hi Jinny, have you had an exploration of your groin? There is a possibility of a femoral or inguinal hernia as well as iliotibial band problems or enlarged lymph node which can cause intense groin pain.
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      Thank you for advice.

      No, I haven't had that knowledge to work with.

      Sounds pretty serious though...

      At the moment, I am focusing on the here and now as been so frustrated. Also, when you keep going to your doctor, you start to feel like you are becoming a nuisance. I do feel like I have to be the one to advise my doctor sometimes.

      when I last visited my GP for querying the pain, I suggested a scan visit and he agreed.

      The result was all clear yet the GP has not followed it up with me...that I struggle with understanding.

      I am due back in two weeks time setting up a repeat prescription so mayb I should book an appointment at the same time.

      Take good care


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    Hi Jinny, at long last someone has the same as me.  I have had CFS/ME now for 7 years and within the last 3-4 years have suffered pain in right groin.  I thought I had hip problems.  I persuaded my doctor to send me for an X ray but nothing could be found and both hips were fine.  I am now wondering what Caroline said about lymph gland, this would make sense.  Somedays I feel like my right leg is going to give way.

    Hope all settles soon.


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      Hi T

      It gives you a good feeling inside when you meet someone who is going through the same as you, don't you think ?

      I am sad to think you have gone through 7 years of it but time really does go by...I would guess it' been more like 3 years for me.

      I have always had a lean towards groinal pain whenever I am worrying about something !

      But, this is incessant and, at the moment, I am self medicating; I do hope I am getting it right!!! I take 2 tablets twice a day. After hearing what Caroline said, not that I know who she is or what her info is based upon, (itis a shame we don't know who she is!!) I think I should go back to my doctor (if I face gong through any more hospital visits). I am feeling a bit fragile at the moment. I get so upset when I think of the number of specialists I

      have seen...not one of them have resolved my groin issue !!!

      Anyway, enough about me and my moaning, how are you doing ? Wouldn't it wonderful if people could magically meet up to talk through

      life with MECFS ??Love to hear your story.

      best wishes

      J x

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