For almost a month off and on now I have had a pain between where my thigh meets my pelvic bone. not on the groin but right above it. Also when this pain occurs and I lift my leg up high enough the whole leg and pelvic area pops and cracks? I also have a history of gout in my left foot and knee could this be the cause. I take allopurinol for the gout everyday.
Hello. What kinds of movements or activities bring on the pain?
that is the thing sometimes it just occurs after I have awoken from sleep but at first I noticed it after I had lost some weight and I was walking a lot. Usually for about 35 min and six to seven streets and back? Like I said I also have a history of gout in my left foot and knee.
Does the pain increase with lifting?
no but before it had ever started I had lifted several heavy things at a part time job I had. Also sometimes not every time when I have had this pain my right testicle on the lower part on the outside will throb with pain a bit but not excessive.
only once out of five or six times it would hurt
of the thigh part hurting I mean
These symptoms would be consistent with an inguinal hernia. This is because the testicle and the inguinal area share a common nerve supply.
An inguinal hernia can be very mild such that it only hurts with certain movements.
Though it does tend to progress slowly, usually over the course of many years.
and when I urinate it does not hurt and is the right light color it should be no odor and I don't have any problems with my stool either which is why it baffles me more
With a hernia, urination and defecation are normal.
so if it is a hernia would it have been cause from a pull or lifting something to heavy
This is what triggers it in many cases. The area is already weak, from birth in a lot of individuals, because it is where the testicle (in utero), with all its tubing and nerves and blood supply, passes through the abdominal wall on its way into the scrotum. It leaves a little hole that is supposed to close off behind it. This hole sometimes does not close completely and a hernia occurs many years later.
is this type of hernia small and does not require surgery or does it need surgery? I have a family doctor just cant seem him until next week. so should still go to him with all of this info and ask him to check it out? Because you know us as men when we have any pain near our testicles or pelvis it freaks us out
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ok so is this hernia severe or mild and will it require surgery if it is this?
As long as the pain is mild an intermittent and the "plumbing" is working, you should be fine waiting a week or more.
An inguinal hernia usually starts out mild or as a small bulge.
Sometimes you can see it when you lift or push down like you're having a bowel movement.
Sometimes it can only be felt by you doctor putting his finger up into the canal and having you cough.
If it is this small, you have lots of time and do not need surgery.
well that is the thing would the buldge be on the outside or inside if it is supposed to be on the outside I cannot feel or see anything. there seems to be no noticeable sign of anything on the outside?
and it dosent hurt everyday like today it does but didn't the last three days
but also it mainly only hurts where my thigh meets my pelvic bone
There are 2 types of inguinal hernia, one is "direct" which you can often see when bearing down. The other is indirect which can often only be detected in the canal, until it enlarges...eventually a loop of bowel can move thru the opening and descend into the scrotum...at this point it has to be fixed.
so what about my thigh and pelvic area cracking and popping when I move my leg up?
Other things that can mimic an inguinal hernia would be a kidney stone, which can also radiate into the testicle (but does not usually come and go) or a groin pull, which can come and go and usually heals with rest.
so if its a pull then that would explain the pain there more and the popping and cracking. because of my gout I now have that kind of popping in my foot near my ankle and my doctor said it was bone popping against bone. so that's why I though it was that
It would not be bone on bone in the inguinal area most likely, but it could be from inflammation in the tendons that attach to the pubic bone (tendonitis). This often hurts with certain movements like bringing the knees together against resistance.
It is also a common place for a "groin pull" which is an injury to the large adductor muscle or its tendon in the upper inner thigh where it attaches to the groin.
You doctor will be able to sort these things out with a careful exam.
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