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    What is causing my groin and pelvic pain?

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    I have had pain for 2 months or so in my left side groin and pelvic area I had an x-ray and when telephoned for results was told it looked okay. Nothing was advised on what to do to help with the pain. What could be causing the pain and how do I treat it ? Should I have any other tests?
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    Dr Joseph Jabbour

    Gynaecologist, Gynaecologist - Infertility (IVF) Specialist, Obstetrician

    Dr Joseph Jabbour is a specialist Obstetrician & Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist with Monash IVF situated in Sunnybank (Brisbane Southside). Dr Jabbour has had the … View Profile

    There can be several causes for this type of pain. An x-ray is insufficient and further investigations would be warranted.

    The pain could be bowel related, gynaecological(if female), muscular, referred pain from bulging discs in the back... Your presentation requires a thorough history taking and an examination followed by targed tests and imaging. 

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    Andrew Clark

    Physiotherapist

    Principal Physiotherapist at Clinical Physiotherapy, St Ives. Clinical, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist B.Sp.Ex.Sc.,M.Physiotherapy.Cert.Spinal.Man.Tpy.APAM View Profile

    Groin pain can come from a number of different structures in the pelvis. The 2 most common populations that suffer from groin pain are pre and post natal women and the athletic population. This pain typically presents as isolated groin pain (around the attachment of the adductor muscles on one or both sides) and can be aggravated by walking, running and stairs. The third most common cause is a hernia with which you would also get pain with coughing and sneezing. As Dr Jabbour stated, you really need a thorough history and physical examination to determine the cause and to help guide treatment as there is a long list of potential causes.

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    Helen Potter

    Physiotherapist

    As a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, with extensive experience and highly advanced qualifications, as well as excellent communication skills, I can help you to: Become informed … View Profile

    Hi,

    X-RAYS only show bony changes or some other pathology. They do not show what is happening as you move or walk. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists would first ask you to tell us your story - when your pain started and how it behaves and what type of positions or activities aggravate it. We also will want to discuss what you think is wrong and why you are anxious. We address these factors with accurate individual information.

    Then we would do a comprehensive assessment of your spine, pelvis, and hips to identify the source of your pain and disability. Only then can we choose the most specific treatment to gain optimal results. Helen Potter FACP

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    Helen Potter

    Physiotherapist

    As a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, with extensive experience and highly advanced qualifications, as well as excellent communication skills, I can help you to: Become informed … View Profile

     

    Hi,

    X-RAYS only show bony changes or some other pathology. They do not show what is happening as you move or walk. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists would first ask you to tell us your story - when your pain started and how it behaves and what type of positions or activities aggravate it. We also will want to discuss what you think is wrong and why you are anxious. We address these factors with accurate individual information.

    Then we would do a comprehensive assessment of your spine, pelvis, and hips to identify the source of your pain and disability. Only then can we choose the most specific treatment to gain optimal results. Helen Potter FACP

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