I've had right sided groin pain for the last 6 months.

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I'm 36 yr old female. I've had right sided groin pain for 6 months. The pain is now constant, worse eheb I have my knees bent up. I've had a ultra sound scan but they couldn't visualise the right ovary. I also get lower back pain. All blood results are ok & im having a repeat scan. Getting really fed up now.

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    Hi Madcurt;  I feel that as the pain is at present at it's worst, this is the Very time to go to your ED, as it is the BEST time for doctors to see/understand what is going on....if it's not your appendix/hernia...it has to be your ovary/bowel....it maybe a cyst torting....just go straight up and be seen ASAP...please don't feel that it is wasteing anyone's time....you DO need to find an answer.............and get back to us with what the results are, please?           Bron
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    Hi Madcurt; following through on your question re your pain....did you go to the ED, and if so, did you receive any helpful care/diagnosis?   Am very interersted in how you are doing now?     Bron
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    Hi there. It sounds like a cyst to me. I had the same problem when I was 19.

    If your periods are very painful and heavy, irregular, it does sound like its a cyst to me.

    Do t give up, keep on until you are okay again.

    All the best liz😊

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    CausesBy Mayo Clinic StaffPain Management Advisor

    It looks like they are going to have to do more than an Ultrasound. There are many causes of groin pain. I looked it up on the Mayo Clinic Site. This is information from 2014. You can google it under causes of groin pain (male). 

    I hope this helps. That must really be uncomfortable and painful. Did they give you any painkillers? If not they need to. For that kind of pain OTC such as Aleve may not work. You could try it though along with a script for muscle relaxer such as Robaxin or Cyclobenzaprine, or even Soma to help you sleep at nightsmile Call your doc again. Be persistent. That is the only way I can get my problems solved with my doctors! 

    Subscribe to our Pain Management Advisor e-newsletter for tips to manage pain.Sign up nowThe most common cause of groin pain is muscle, tendon or ligament strain, particularly in athletes who play sports such as hockey, soccer and football. Groin pain may occur immediately after an injury, or pain may come on gradually over a period of weeks or even months. Groin pain may be worsened by continued use of the injured area.

    Less commonly, a bone injury or fracture, a hernia, or even kidney stones may cause groin pain. Although testicle pain and groin pain are different, a testicle condition can sometimes cause pain that spreads to the groin area.

    Direct and indirect causes of groin pain can include:

    Avascular necrosis (death of bone tissue due to limited blood flow)

    Avulsion fracture: How is it treated? (ligament or tendon pulled from the bone)

    Bursitis (joint inflammation)

    Epididymitis (testicle inflammation)

    Hydrocele (swelling of the scrotum)

    Inguinal hernia

    Kidney stones


    Muscle strain

    Orchitis (inflamed testicle)


    Pinched nerve

    Piriformis syndrome

    Retractile testicle (testicle that moves between the scrotum and abdomen)


    Scrotal masses

    Spermatocele (fluid buildup in the testicle)

    Sprains and strains

    Stress fractures

    Swollen lymph nodes


    Testicular cancer

    Testicular torsion (twisted testicle)

    Urinary tract infection

    Varicocele (enlarged veins in the scrotum)

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    You can print this and bring it to your doctors appointment along with a daily documentation of what is happening, when the pain starts, how bad it is on a scale of 1 to 10. Is it aching, burning, stabbing, twisting, throbbing, etc. Also write whether heat or cold helps and what you are able to do such as sitting, lying down, (maybe not being able to perform in the bedroom anymore). Having trouble getting into the shower or with coordination. That should do it and then they will have to get you meds if you want them and send you to a specialist so they can take a sample and find out exactly what is going on. Just because your ultrasound was fine doesn't mean squat. I agree with bronwyn about it could be your appendix/hernia or your bowel or a cyst or kidney stones. They need to do a Cat Scan and an MRI if they can. You need to know what is wrong before its too late. 
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    Thank you to everyone who have been in touch. I just wanted to give you all an update. I had a further ultra sound scan today of the pelvis, which didn't show anything. So my GP has referred me for a CT of the abdomen & pelvis, which I'm having tomorrow & should get the results in the same day. At the moment he doesn't think it's my appendix (I must admit this morning I did think it was my appendix as the pain was so much sharper & felt like a stitch). The doctor has given me Panadeine forte for the pain, which seems to be helping.
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      Hi madcurt;  have been Really thinking re your comment "feels like a stitch".....thinking that there are two other possibilities....(but please don't take offence)....I am thinking that maybe you need to see a Gynaecologist....there are two gynae problems that maybe causing your pain...1) known as PID, Pelvice Inflammotory Disease, where a germ gets into our Fallopian Tube/s, and if not bad enough, just causes discomfort, but is actually worse, as it causes adhesions in the fallopain tube, which results in the tube becoming blocked, which in some cases causes infertility....2) could be adhesions, in anywhere in the pelvic region (generally follows a surgical procedure), but also comes with Endometriosis.....a condition where utuerine tissue has found it's way into other areas of the pelvis, and when dries, after your menstrual flow,  causes the adhesion, which patients describe as "a continual niggle/sometimes feeling as if they have been kicked in the abdomen"......do either of these sound like your symptoms?   neither will show up on scans/ultrasounds, but a Good gynae will know....let me know what you think........Bron
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