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Pulled Groin

I went to the Doctor and was diagnosed with a pulled Groin muscle it has been a couple months now and I am still having alot of groin pain often extending to my vaginal region. Is this related? I'm assuming it is. I am very obese and its very painful to sit.  I am doing what I can to lose weight, But this groin pain is going on for so long its awful. I thought i'd pulled a hamstring and waited 6 weeks before I went to Doctor, so this groin pain has been going on for nearly 4 months.
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I recently started on the 25 mcg fentanyl patches a couple of weeks ago. When I am up and going, whether inside or out and about I am fine. But, when I am sitting watching tv at home or sitting still for a small amount of time, I fall asleep.  The dosage I take is equivalent to the amount of oxycontin, I was previously taking.  I take Percocet as needed for the bt pain.  Does or has anyone experienced this before? Just curious if this will pass. The patches work with the bt meds, so that is fine.
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Hi there. I  have  major pain  in vaginal  area. Supposedly  mine is coming  from  low back. (I have major disc and nerve injuries )  just a thought  to have checked.
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Hi CamiSueBee,

Welcome to our Pain Management Community. I'm sorry to hear about your on-going pain. Remar has offered some good suggestions, as usual.

In my opinion, yes that vaginal pain you are experiencing is related to the muscle injury. A groin pull is actually an injury to the inner thigh muscles, usually the adductor muscles. This injury can mean your muscle(s) were stretched too far and tiny muscle fibers were torn. It can also mean that the muscle(s) were torn more severely. Treatments depend on the Grade of the Strain/Pull.

I too suggest that you return to your PCP. You may require diagnostic testing to make sure the DX was correct and that it is healing.

PT (physical therapy) may also be required at this point. Resting the area would have been important initially but now you may have to strengthen the surrounding muscles as well as the injured one. Only your PCP can determine where you do from here.

I hope you have been using a NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)  to help reduce the inflammation of the muscle fibers and reduce the painful symptoms. Ice would have been the choice of early on - and may still be effective as it reduces swelling. Heat usually helps ease the pain and brings more healing blood to the area - but only after any major swelling has been reduced. So this is really your medical providers call.

I hope you'll let us know how you are doing. I'll look forward to your comments and progress.

Take Care,
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I'm so sorry you're going through this. It can sometimes take a long time for a pulled muscle to heal. Did your Dr recommend any kind of treatment like heat and or cold packs? That can sometimes help. So can over the counter pain medication. Four months does seem like a very long time so I would recommend seeing your Dr again to let him/her know you're still in pain. It might be a good idea to have some testing done to see if this is indeed a pulled muscle or something else.
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