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Right Sided Groin Pain In Female. Muscle Or Nerve Damage?

Posted by @leigho55, Aug 16, 2016

Has anyone ever experienced a popping sensation in the rib cage area after having a CT myelogram? Then after the nerve block wares off you have a pressure so heavy in your groin feeling like something is going to fall out but it is not. For nine months I have gone through Bio Feedback therapy, ultra sounds, x-rays, trigger point injections, MRI’s, steroids, numerous medications, etc… and no one can tell me what happened. And some how my Levator muscle got severely damaged. No prolapse either. Is this a damaged muscle or Nerve? I would love to know if anyone else is living in this nightmare like I have been for the past nine months.

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Hi @leigho55, my apologies for the delayed welcome. Somehow your message slipped by me.
How frustrating it must be (to say the least) to find answers and relief for the pain you’re in. I wonder if you might learn about someone experiencing similar symptoms in the Chronic Pain group, in particular the discussion called Chronic pain – Let’s talk https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/are-there-any-discussions-for-chronic-pain/ where you’ll meet members like @leh09 @19lin @sharonmay7 @ladyjane85.

Hi Colleen No one in that group seems to have the issue’s I have going on except chronic pain. I don’t know what I have yet no one is giving me answers. I am trying to get into Mayo to see a orthopedic/muscle specialist. Pain management Dr. wants to give me injections but no answer as to what happened to me when I turned on the procedure table after a CT myelogram and something popped. A muscle tear? a nerve nicked? I don’t know anything. Almost 10 months of chronic pain and numerous testing and I am beside myself with no answers. No one in the chronic pain group has been on it looks like since this past may. No one has the lower right sided groin pain like I am having. I am not sure If I will stay on this. I have searched for something familiar but nothing. I don’t have a prolapse. Which took 4 months for them to figure out 🙁 Thanks for your suggestions though.

@leigho55

Hi Colleen No one in that group seems to have the issue’s I have going on except chronic pain. I don’t know what I have yet no one is giving me answers. I am trying to get into Mayo to see a orthopedic/muscle specialist. Pain management Dr. wants to give me injections but no answer as to what happened to me when I turned on the procedure table after a CT myelogram and something popped. A muscle tear? a nerve nicked? I don’t know anything. Almost 10 months of chronic pain and numerous testing and I am beside myself with no answers. No one in the chronic pain group has been on it looks like since this past may. No one has the lower right sided groin pain like I am having. I am not sure If I will stay on this. I have searched for something familiar but nothing. I don’t have a prolapse. Which took 4 months for them to figure out 🙁 Thanks for your suggestions though.

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We may not have pain in the same area of the body, but most of us here are dealing with a variety of pain that has doctors baffled. Chronic pain is a beast! It can strike anywhere in the body, sometimes even migrating to a new area. This is because the brain in people with chronic pain becomes sensitized. The brain has been experiencing pain for so long that it doesn’t know when to turn off the pain receptors. There are several people that you should have on your team: a pain med specialist, a physical medicine specialist, physical therapist, possibly a behavior therapist, and us ( a support group). The support group doesn’t have the answers but we are here to listen when your having a difficult day and suggest things that have and have not helped us. We are all different in our pain but joined together in support. I hope you’ll stay and give the group a chance. Some weeks we don’t have much to say and other times we can be very chatty! Hang in there!

@leigho55

Hi Colleen No one in that group seems to have the issue’s I have going on except chronic pain. I don’t know what I have yet no one is giving me answers. I am trying to get into Mayo to see a orthopedic/muscle specialist. Pain management Dr. wants to give me injections but no answer as to what happened to me when I turned on the procedure table after a CT myelogram and something popped. A muscle tear? a nerve nicked? I don’t know anything. Almost 10 months of chronic pain and numerous testing and I am beside myself with no answers. No one in the chronic pain group has been on it looks like since this past may. No one has the lower right sided groin pain like I am having. I am not sure If I will stay on this. I have searched for something familiar but nothing. I don’t have a prolapse. Which took 4 months for them to figure out 🙁 Thanks for your suggestions though.

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Hi, Leigh —

I don’t know if this will help, but the pain you describe sounds similar to
pain experienced (usually temporarily) in the late stages of pregnancy when
the baby’s head is pressing into the pelvic area. This pain is on the
inside of the leg and can be intermittent or constant. After birth, there
may be nerve soreness or a memory of the pain as the nerve recovers —
sometimes the sensitivity lasts for several weeks after birth even though
the pressure has been alleviated. A Pilates instructor with a detailed
knowledge of physiology or a physical therapist may be helpful in
developing exercises to help you, if the pain can be alleviated by reducing
pressure on the nerve, through strengthening muscles in the thigh, leg,
hip, etc.

@leigho55

Hi Colleen No one in that group seems to have the issue’s I have going on except chronic pain. I don’t know what I have yet no one is giving me answers. I am trying to get into Mayo to see a orthopedic/muscle specialist. Pain management Dr. wants to give me injections but no answer as to what happened to me when I turned on the procedure table after a CT myelogram and something popped. A muscle tear? a nerve nicked? I don’t know anything. Almost 10 months of chronic pain and numerous testing and I am beside myself with no answers. No one in the chronic pain group has been on it looks like since this past may. No one has the lower right sided groin pain like I am having. I am not sure If I will stay on this. I have searched for something familiar but nothing. I don’t have a prolapse. Which took 4 months for them to figure out 🙁 Thanks for your suggestions though.

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Thtank you for your response I appreciate it. This is my issue. I had a CT myelogram done right before Thanksgiving last yr. When I turned on the procedure table something popped within me on my right side in the rib cage area? IDK. No one is telling me. Once the nerve block wore off and I got up the next morning I had a lot of pressure on the right side of the vaginal/groin area. I went through bio-feedback therapy, numerous visits to my primary dr. 4 trigger point injections into my vaginal area, cystoscopy, pelvic ultrasound, steroids, etc…. I have had x-rays, mri’s and no one can tell me what has happened. So now I am at the pain Dr. and he is upset with me for taking pain pills. Well if I knew what has happened inside my body I would not be there in the first place. Kind of have been passed around and now the pain dr. wants to inject me with a nerve block. For what? If the dr’s don’t know what it is then they need to say so. I am in 24/7 pain. Sitting, lying down, standing. Feels like cardboard at times stuck side ways. Now it is going up my back side (right) into my buttocks. I do not have a prolapse. I do have a severely damaged levator muscle and no one can tell me how that happened either. I want to know what popped on the surgical table and why it traveled down into my groin area (right side only) No answers. This has been 10 months now in a few days. I was trying to see if anyone else has had a similar problem with this popping. I think it was a muscle detaching but no one again is confirming this. Thanks for listening and responding.

@leigho55

Hi Colleen No one in that group seems to have the issue’s I have going on except chronic pain. I don’t know what I have yet no one is giving me answers. I am trying to get into Mayo to see a orthopedic/muscle specialist. Pain management Dr. wants to give me injections but no answer as to what happened to me when I turned on the procedure table after a CT myelogram and something popped. A muscle tear? a nerve nicked? I don’t know anything. Almost 10 months of chronic pain and numerous testing and I am beside myself with no answers. No one in the chronic pain group has been on it looks like since this past may. No one has the lower right sided groin pain like I am having. I am not sure If I will stay on this. I have searched for something familiar but nothing. I don’t have a prolapse. Which took 4 months for them to figure out 🙁 Thanks for your suggestions though.

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I am way past pregnancy age but thank you for your suggestion. You can see below what I wrote. Thank you!

@leh09 thanks for jumping into this conversation with Leigh. Your message about how members support one another in the Chronic Pain group is spot on. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/pain/
Thank you.

I have had 3-4 nerve blocks done with great results but I account this to a wonderful dr…

Welcome to Connect @jessieskeen84.
Can you tell us more about your experience with nerve blocks? Did you have pain in the groin area as well?

It turns out the popping I heard and felt when turning on the procedure table was a disc in my back and it has pushed into my Levator Ani muscle. No one really knows what to do except inject me next week with an epidural. This is not going to fix my damaged Levator Ani but they think they have to do this first for some reason. Thank you for responding. No answers here in Florida 🙁

Has anyone heard of “Right sided levator muscles spasm at the right inferior deep puborectalis muscle”? Well that is my new diagnosis after a year of constant pain. No one can figure out how this happened. Just had a botox injection into this area at the hospital. It’s not a cure but waiting to see if paralyzing the muscle is going to give any relief. Anyone ever hear of this?

Hi @leigho55,

That sounds really painful! I’m sorry.
I would like to introduce you to past members @kellym, @trishie, @hew, who have talked extensively about pelvic floor dysfunction/levator ani syndrome. I hope they can provide some insight for you.

I also found a great article on the internet that provides an in-depth look at levator muscles spasm, possible causes and treatment: http://bit.ly/2hgyN9Z

@leigho55, from what I’ve researched so far, any injury in that area, even years ago, can lead to damage and wear and tear of these muscles. Is surgery an option, and if so have you considered it?

@kanaazpereira

Hi @leigho55,

That sounds really painful! I’m sorry.
I would like to introduce you to past members @kellym, @trishie, @hew, who have talked extensively about pelvic floor dysfunction/levator ani syndrome. I hope they can provide some insight for you.

I also found a great article on the internet that provides an in-depth look at levator muscles spasm, possible causes and treatment: http://bit.ly/2hgyN9Z

@leigho55, from what I’ve researched so far, any injury in that area, even years ago, can lead to damage and wear and tear of these muscles. Is surgery an option, and if so have you considered it?

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@leigho55, Hi, as one of the (really) small 1/2 % percentage of MALES with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction with severe constipation I’d encourage you or your physician(s) to reach out to Adil Bharucha, Motility M.D., FACS, and the world’s leading specialist in PFD, at Rochester Mayo. I recognize it may seem strange to read from a male about PFD. But bodies are all different. Such is life.
There is some link between lower sacral nerve root with some involvement with levator ani tone, weakening, and pain. All of course tied through the Pelvic Floor.
The ties between the sacral S-3/S-5 Foramina, the rectalis portion of the pelvic floor, your levator ani, your ongoing pain, and the total pelvic floor involvement are well-worth a contact to Bharucha’s group.
Often times, surgeries involving the pubo-rectalis / pelvic floor in general are neither encouraged, nor successful.
Hence the need for a specialist in PFD like Dr. Adil Bharucha or his team.
As a life-long sufferer with PFD, and now with a loss of lumbar functioning, with radiculopathy, the PFD — which I had partially resolved after 2009 through Pelvic Floor Retraining at Rochester — has surged back with a vengeance.
An interesting broad view of the issues are at https://www.glowm.com/section_view/heading/Neurophysiologic testing of the pelvic floor/item/57#4111. It may be the same one referenced by @kanaazpereira. Excuse the duplicate, if so.
It’s very difficult, but at some point we all have to learn more about ourselves than even our allopathic physicians — to enable us to move in a direction even we did not suspect — in order to find healing.
You have my compassion, and my thoughts.
@kellym, @trishie, @hew,

Thank you for your prompt and insightful reply, @hew. I agree: often, we have to be our own advocates to lead a healthy, meaningful life.

@kanaazpereira

Hi @leigho55,

That sounds really painful! I’m sorry.
I would like to introduce you to past members @kellym, @trishie, @hew, who have talked extensively about pelvic floor dysfunction/levator ani syndrome. I hope they can provide some insight for you.

I also found a great article on the internet that provides an in-depth look at levator muscles spasm, possible causes and treatment: http://bit.ly/2hgyN9Z

@leigho55, from what I’ve researched so far, any injury in that area, even years ago, can lead to damage and wear and tear of these muscles. Is surgery an option, and if so have you considered it?

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I am delighted to have read this message! Thank you so much. This all makes sense now. I have been so busy this past month I forgot to go on and see if anyone responded to my post. I have been miserable and the botox injection did not do a darn thing actually it just aggravated it more. This is 24/7 pain. I was told by the colorectal surgeon to try possibly a new pain management Doctor to help me with relief since mine is done helping me and only wants to inject me with epidurals. How do I ease this pain? Do I have to stay pain pills the rest of my life? I went in for a CT myelogram and the next day after the nerve block wore off I woke up with this incredible pressure on my right side in the groin area. One yr. later I am worse and its traveled up the right side front and back with a vengeance. Not one Doctor I have seen this past 13 months has told me what you just told me. I so appreciate it. I am actually waiting for a call today from Mayo in Jacksonville Florida to see if I can get a 2nd opinion from their pain specialist. Is this a waste of my time to do this? How did this happen? No one is telling me. I had a spinal fusion at the L4/5 may of 2014. Could something of gone wrong then? I will look forward to another response. Thank you so much. I have had a weight lifted thank you. I have become a pin cushion for these Doctors and lots of pills/steroids/therapy you name it and now I am being told to start all over again. My neurosurgeon a year ago told me none of this is back related. Now my primary is trying to get me back into see him. I had to quit my job in July because it was just to painful to be on my feet in retail and too painful to be sitting at a desk job. Disability has denied me and no one seems to understand this is a chronic disability. I just am at the end of my rope. I hope to hear back from you ASAP for anymore insight you can give me on what my next step should be in your eyes. Thank you so much!

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