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Question: Pain in groin down my right leg
|jmsb24 - Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:28 pm||
Hello, I am a 32 year female. For over a month now I been having unexplained pain in my groin and inner right leg. I did have a baby almost 8 months ago. The pain comes and goes and is triggered when I cross over my leg or sometimes when sitting down and then sometimes when getting up and walking. Do you know what is causing my pain? Can you help?
|John Kenyon, CNA - Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:18 pm||
Hi there -
You may have suffered an intradelivery herniation of one of the inguinal muscles, or perhaps just a pull or tear in that area. Since it took months for the pain to develop it's probably not a hernia, but it still could be. It also could be a nerve beinng impinged upon, again probably due to pregnancy or the delivery. Muscles are weakened and stretched prior to and during delivery of a baby, and a weakened muscle can eventually herniate or become inflamed. I'd have this looked at before it has a chance to progress, on the off-chance it may actually be a hernia or muscle on the verge of herniating.
I hope this is helpful. Please follow up with us here, and if there's any more to the story, please fill in any blanks. Best of luck to you.
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