Possible femoral hernia
I experienced a sharp pain in my left groin approx. 11 weeks ago, just 4 days before I was to have an hysterectomy for uterine fibroids. I told the gynecologist about the pain which she attributed to my fibroids, which I had had for 12 years. I said I didn’t think so and that I was working in the yard when the pain started very sharply. Anyway I went ahead with the hysterectomy. 3 days after being released from the hospital I was taken by ambulance to the ER with excruciating pain. I was in the hospital for 3 days as they were trying to control the pain accompanied by nausea. The CT scan of the abdomen did not show anything, MRI of low back showed nothing and x-ray of low back and hip showed nothing. The pain was sharp in the left groin, radiating to my left hip and then nerve pain down the front outer side of my leg. There was no diagnosis given by the internist at the hospital but he thought it was my hip or back. I then went to internist and then to an orthopedist who was puzzled and thought it could be hip or back and wanted me to see a neurologist after I had been on gabapentin for 10 weeks. I told him I was going to another orthopedist first and finally went to the 2nd orthopedist, Dr. James London in San Pedro, who is about 50 miles away. I have gone to him on several occasion and he is an orthopedist expert I used while defending medical malpractice claims. He does not think it is my hip nor my back. He thinks it my be a femoral hernia. I told him that I mentioned it to the doctors in the hospital and they said it couldn’t be as the CT scan did not show anything. Dr. London told me that sometimes it does not show up and I am now scheduled for the MRI of the pelvis w/o Contrast in 2 weeks and then plan on making an appointment with your office. Any pointers you can give me until then? Am I on the right path?
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