Lots of smart people on here so I’m hoping someone may have some suggestions about what may be wrong. This could get long so I will just try to highlight the problems and what doctors have tested.
I have been dealing with a pain in my inguinal area that goes up into the lower right quadrant of my abdomen. I also have pain that runs along my low back just above my right butt cheek and acrossed the middle of my back right around my t spine.
The inguinal area feels like a swelling type pain, a constand 2 to 3 out of 10 pain scale. The abdomen feels heavy and dull and pain ranges from 0 to maybe a 5 when it “flares” up. Back pain is constant and annoying but not incapacitating, almost feels like really weak muscles.
I tried resting which doesn’t seem to help. After resting and being inactive for about 5 months I finally went to a doctor. He thought it may be a hernia so I was sent to a surgeon who specialized in hernias. After 3 appointments stretching over about 5 more months I was told I have no hernia.
Went to an orthopedic surgeon who did find a very small labral tear in my hip but they seemed pretty suprised it was even causing me pain. I’m not convinced this is what is causing everything because resting or working out seems to make no difference.
Kept having pain and went to urgent care a few months after the orthopedic. Did urine and blood tests for infection and stds. Sonogram to confirm no hernia or muscle tears etc. Didn’t find any problems with blood or urine tests. No hernia but they said I have a minor inguinal strain and I just needed rest. If this was the problem I have certainly rested it enough, why hasn’t it healed?The week of rest with naproxen twice a day is over, it helped swelling but theres still pain.
My GP checked my flexability and took both legs through range of motion and did some tests against resistance. No pain through any range of motion, said my flexability is good.
He had me lay on back and try to pull knee to chest. On my right side I could not move my leg against the Dr’s resistance, I felt like my back was trying to pull my leg and it was notably weaker than my left side. When the doctor tested my left leg I pulled him of balance and felt no pulling from the back feeling. He said I just need to strengthen my muscles but did not say this could be causing my pain. I also have noticed it is difficult to balance on my right leg when I always used to have great balance and my left side is still good.
Sorry for such a long post, I don’t know what else to have tested and my doctors aren’t sure what is actualy wrong. They say I seem very healthy but I know there is something wrong it just doesn’t feel right. I am afraid to work out the way I want to or even at all. It has been about a year since I have felt ok enough to go to the gym for more than a week and I just want to lift.
I hope someone out there may have an answer. Some of my research makes me thing I might have a tight psoas muscle. I really have no clue I just want to feel normal again and be able to lift and live everyday life pain free.