Groin pain!! Help please..

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   Posted 11/26/2011 8:52 PM (GMT -6)   
 Hi everyone,
 Not sure if this is the appropriate place to post this, however, here goes.
(I am 22, exercise on a daily basis.)
 about 2 years while on my first tour to iraq I noticed the lymph nodes in my left side of my groin were well...... HUGE! I can not feel the lymph nodes on my right side, but on my left side there are at least two clear inflammed swollen lymph nodes that almost are big enough to see through the skin when looking at my groin. At times it will look to be bruised in the area. I did not think much of it, and also have not been one for going to the doctors. However, the last 5 months of my previous tour up till now the area as become inflammed again and has brought on some discomfort. I have the sensation now that I have been hit in the testicals and the pain goes into my lower left abdominal and even into the upper inner side of my leg. Also around that time it reflarred out I have been having serious issues making a bowel movement. I feel like im constipated but nothing seems to help. I am able to pass one bowel movement but have the sensation that I am not able to have the pressure to push the rest out. Also in the first pass it looks like string cheese. Also to boot My anal area does not feel right when deficating. I feel like it is the problem restricting my bowel movement. Sorry for the detailed description. Around the time this all reflarred up it got so bad that I had to be taken to the emergency room in iraq. They ran some test to include a ultra sound of my testicals and swollen lymph nodes. They ruled out testical cancer, and said that my lymph nodes where obviously swollen above regular size. However, there still was nothing abnormally showing up on the ultra sound. They believed I was having some sort of infection, So they put me on a 10day antiboitic medication. However, after completing the meds and giving it a month I am still suffering from the same exact problems and at times have gotten worse. I'm growning increasingly worried and scared. I feel a little lost also because even after research nothing or no one have seem to have my symptoms or even close to them. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Post Edited (Spector5) : 11/26/2011 6:55:25 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 11/26/2011 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   
How soon can you get back Stateside? Look into getting help from a GI Doctor or endocrinologist doctor,
That should be a start, did they do bloodwork up on you? if you need to go back to the ER then do so,
you need to push for better care and look into a medical leave to get this taken care of at home...
You need to see your company CO and or NCO and let them need help and I sure hope
you can get it soon, many well wishes and Thank You for serving in the military, we salute you for being a hero...
Keep us posted on how your doing, we do care...
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Date Joined Nov 2011
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   Posted 11/27/2011 7:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you have access to, I put some of your syptoms in an several things came up, from minor things to some serious things. If you don't email me and I will tell you what I found and maybe you can be more specific with your systems. Otherwise do what Chart says, go to your CO and get help soon. Your in my prayers and thank you for your service!
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   Posted 11/27/2011 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry that you're dealing with this!

Cancer isn't the only thing outside of infection that can do things like this. Lulicious is probably right by going to WebMD, as you can get a better idea of the scope of things that could be affecting you by reading up on there.

Keep in touch with your doctor and everything. I've heard of being having resistant infections that required a two time treatment of antibiotics, too, so I wouldn't completely rule out some kind of infection. If you injured your leg or foot in any way, that is one way to get an infectious reaction in your lymph nodes down there. But yeah, I'd agree with everyone else that you need to tell the appropriate people to be sure they'll take care of you, and that you just need to keep in touch with them and be informed. If a leave is deemed necessary, I'd do it at least until you know what is going on.

Keep us updated, and thanks for posting!

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Date Joined Nov 2011
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   Posted 11/29/2011 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey spector5,, First off thank you for your service to this country, I commend u. I read ur symptoms and they sound very similar to mine. Extreme pain in the testes, abdomen, pelvis, and especially my lower back. Cut to the chase,, dx'ed prostatitis, ct scan of testes showed no issues, except infection so they dx'ed that. I didn't have swollen lymph nodes though, just general pain, and constipation. While in the ER the told me my PSA levels are very high, and referred me to a urologist. He prescribed two antibiotics, and also some oxycodone for the pain , which is unbearable. Also, on the ct scan they discovered a 2cm. lesion on my S1 vertebral body(sacrum area). I go to an orthopedic doc. nov. 30th, and he/she will most likely do an MRI, I hope soon, because it is very painful, difficulty walking, sitting, sexual dysfunction(ED). But, the previous post from "Lulicios" recommends that website is a wealth of information, so I hope some of this info. might help you. But either way,, I would seek help immediately, early detection is key to many health problems. Good luck to you,, be safe out there, and I hope you get the hell out of there and get back to your family ASAP....(NY Thanks you !!!!!) gpr
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