Dull ache in the right groin area

Short history, complete Hysterctomy in (08) and recurrence of Uterine/ endometrial cancer 1n (09), remove some (50%)of the colon. Chemo ended January 2010.Have been doing good. however the last couple of wks I have been experiencing a dull ache in my right groin area,the pain also runs dwn my R- thigh & lower back but mostley bothers me in the groin. The pain has increased and it is all I can do not to take a pain pill. Maybe it could be sciatic pain. Just had a colonoscopy on the 1st Praise God that came out good. Just had a CT scan today & I see a PA on the 13th. maybe I'm jumping the gun and should wait till I get the ct scan results. This pain is different then the pain I had in my legs during and after chemo,is it chemo pain again or is it something new? I guess I'm concerned this time. Just thought maybe someone else out there has had this experience and we can compare notes. So if you are out there let me know. Beth

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hi Beth, I have been having some right side groin pain and pain in my right thigh. I went for xrays, bone scans..all came out negative. I am now going for physical therapy. they think it is a pulled muscle and thats what they are treating. I have mentioned it to my onc/gyn and they seem to think it is also muscle pull. I have had this since about feb or march and I do go in a couple weeks for my next ct scan...massaging sure helps it....if you find out anything else, please let me know. your sister in this ovca battle..Joanne

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I had had serious groin pain on my left side with pain wrapping around my hip, down the sciatic nerve... Primary Doc thought I "just needed a little physical therapy", and set up an appointment with an orthopeadist, who looked at my history (breast cancer 2003) and suggested a bone scan. I was diagnosed with recurrence stage 4 bone mets (4/17/10). The pain was unlike anything I had ever had before. By day of dx, I was unable to walk more than a few feet and could not do stairs, usually used a wheelchair. Onc found CA 15-3c was 199, and I thought I was going to break, but within very short order of femara daily and once a month zometa, I was off oxycodone, walking the grocery store aisles, and regaining my life, with tumor markers now in the normal range (<42). Keep the faith, take life on day at a time, and find joy daily...

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I had a dull, numb-like feeling in my groin last year, it is hard to describe the feeling - it wasn't real sharp pain, but felt bulgy or heavy. Onc did a scan and found nothing - in fact there had been some questionable areas there before, but scan looked better than original. It slowly just went away. It lasted altogether probably 2 months. Good luck with your ct scan - I hope it also turns out to show nothing.

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I always let my docs know about any strange pains I experience but all of them so far have not been from cancer. It can be adhesions from surgery, muscular, bowel related, aging, etc. I think surgical adhesions can cause alot of this stuff and they can occur way down the road from the surgery. Don't panic, let your doc know and check it out, but try not to assume the worst. I even have occasional transient menstrual type cramps that come and go in a blue moon. I swear I think it is phantom ovary pain...they say you can have phantom limb pain, why not other body parts like the ovaries and uterus.

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Thank you all for your replies you are all so great, It's good to know that you are not the only one with the same kind of post pain. What I feel is not really pain but a constant dull deep ache,before it would go away but now it seems to want to stick around. I did go to my primary doctor on Monday and she took an xray of my hip, didn't see anything at that time. It doesn't feel like a muscle, maybe its just my sciatic nerve. I think it is always good that we keep searching for answers and sharing our thoughts & experiences. I have learned so much from all my friend out there. Iam so glad that I found this site. Beth

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Have you ruled out a hernia? Try taking a nice warm bath and see if you get some relief. Besides my current cancer problems, in the past I have had 3 separate hernia surgeries. If it is a hernia, I also have found relief
applying a warm heating pad.

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I had similar pain and it was bone involvement, but it didn't seem like it was the bone it felt more like the muscle, and definitely in the groin. I guess for you, it could be a million different things or it could be absolutely nothing. It's hard when you don't know what it is, but in the meantime, take care of yourself as best you can.

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I have had several dull ache pains since my surgery and this whole thing began...first was lower back, lasted several weeks and went away (that was 1 1/2 years ago and I had my surgery on 2/15/08), had left side dull pain (radiated from side to back in midsection) which has come and gone with episodes lasting sometimes a month or more at a time, and had dull pain in my shin bones that lasted about a month and went away. All were xrayed, CT scanned and no cancer was revealed. My motto now is get it checked out, if it continues more than a month and no answers, insist on more testing. So far nothing has lasted consistently more than a month. Hopefully yours is one of these kinds of things and not cancer and will eventually subside. I wonder if some of this is aftereffects of chemo....I hear that taxol can cause arthritic symptoms for years.

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I recently (last 4 Avastin treatments) started having a dull pain in my right groin. I finally realized it was only after my Avastin and would last 2-3 days. I decided it must be the Avastin working. When I finally told my chemo nurse, she really freaked out and called in the forces. They were most concerned that it could be the beginning of a bowel perforation.
I just had a PET a month ago and nothing showed, but I do know the tiny spots which HAD been all over my abdomen don't show up on PETs. As you are not on a chemo at this time, that is obviously not your diagnosis, but I would like to be a part of this discussion to see what others might be experiencing and what the diagnosis is. Anyone else have this kind of pain after chemo? It's not really a bad pain...just lets me know something is going on.....
Mimi

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Ask for an MRI or a CAT. I had the same symptoms present and it turned out I had tumors on my illiac/pelvic bone. My breast cancer had metastasized earlier to my spine and then this. So, insist that they check it out. I later fell and broke my hip because of this tumor.

It might be nothing, and we'll all hope for that but... make sure.

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I also had groin pain (thought it was a hernia) but turned out to be a fracture. It has since healed but with bone mets you have to have everything checked out.

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Iamblessed,
Quick summsry. diagnosed January 2009 with stage IVa cervical cancer with rectum invasion. Had internal/external radiation along with chemo. I got an infection which probably started in July 2009 and by the time the oncologist really took notice it was November 2009 and they started me on mega doses of antibiotics. in december 2009 i had a biopsy which showed extensive necrosis (alas the reason for the infection). I was "treated" to 30 hyperbaric oxygen treatments. I felt pretty good unitl the end of May 2010 i started feeling a dull ache in my pelvic/groin area and my legs. i didn't think anythung of it but it continued to progressively get worse so i went to my family doctor and he recommended Physical Therapy. I tried that for one month with no relief and actually made it worse. I went back to my oncologist and he ordered a pelvis/lumbar MRI. which showed my hips to be quite older than I am (goodie). He sent me to my orthopedic doctor who was kind of worried about the pain going down my leg and has ordered a full body bone scan for today. The pain has gotten worse each day and I can barely walk. I am in pain constantly, even when i am laying down (which i can only lay on my back coz both my hip areas hurt and if i lay on my stomach the front of my legs to my knees hurt. I am ready to tear my hair out. The pain pills hardly work anymore and i am taking more than what the prescription calls for just to get a small amount of relief. I am praying to GOD that the bone scan turns up something so the doctors won't think i'm crazy. Has anyone else gone through this awful ordeal? I'd like to hear your story. Thanks for letting me sound off.

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Dear Meowcat69, I am so sorry that you have had to endure so much. I wish I could give you some comfort. You are not crazy! pain is pain and sometimes I think that Doctors becomes insensitive
to what we tell them. Also I don't think they even know the answers we seek. I hope your test results comes back with your answer. I am waiting for my test results (CT scan) and I will see my doctor the end of this month. I will say that my pain has subsided some. my husband had me do some streaching on our back streacher that we had in storage. maybe it has helped,time will tell. I also have a tens unit that I use and a heating pad. I will say a prayer for you today. take care Beth

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