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I really need some advice please. I'm a 42 year old male and I've been suffering on and off with discomfort in my lower left flank, inner upper thigh and hip for about 2 years now. I'll give you all the information I can regarding what's been investigated so far so hopefully this can rule out some possibilities.
In December 2013 I had a burning feeling in the left of my groin area and burning when I urinated. I went straight to the dr who did a dipstick urine test which showed nothing unusual but I was put on a course of antibiotics which did nothing. During this time the pain became more dull but extended up my left flank and on going back to the dr he did a blood test to check levels for prostate cancer which came back normal (low). He also checked bloods for calcium levels which I assume was to investigate possible kidney stones. He also sent me off for a kidney ultrasound which was again normal. As the pain continued the next procedure I had was a CT scan on my kidneys, ureta and bladder which showed nothing untoward. After this I was referred to urology who preformed a cystoscopy and they found a small "polyp" in my bladder which they said looked benign and they booked me in to have it removed. That was done and it was indeed benign! All of this time I had the constant dull pain with particular tender points being the last couple of lower ribs in my back and my hip bone. I would also get occasional hip pain.
After my operation to remove the polyp in my bladder the pain was just as bad but during the next couple of months it subsided to the point where it had gone. Great I thought but then since then I have had episodes where the pain has returned and recently it has been more regular.
I must add that I have very regular (like clock work) bowel movements and these are always as they should be, no hard or loose stools.
over the months the pain seems to have become more situated in my hip - on the outside so I'm wondering if it may be muscular skeletal!? There seems to be no rhyme or reason to as and when the pain occurs, it's always worse during the day/evening and better in the morning.
Im really hoping someone may be able to shed some light on my systoms and give me some reassurance.
Many thanks in advance
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