I am in Park City, Utah at the moment. I have had intense groin and abdominal pains for the past 5 1/2 weeks. So far I have had an ultrasound of the scrotum and CT scan with contrast of the abdomen and groin. Everything has come up negative, according to my doctor. They keep mentioning the term sports hernia, but haven't diagnosed me with anything. I feel a little better with rest, but not great. My jobs are very active and this pain will keep me from my work. I am a snowboard instructor i the winter and a rafting and mountain biking guide in the summer. So this is something that definitely needs to be addressed. My doctor has been looking for specialists in the area, but has not come up with anything.
My urologist said I had an inflamed epididymis, but couldn't tell me why and prescribed some steroids to deal with the inflammation. It really didn't help. A few days later, I went to a sports med doc in salt lake city that specializes in using ultrasound to identify injuries. Nothing really showed up as far as any type of tear on the ultrasound, but he decided to numb the area and inject a steroid in to see if the pain went away. While numb, I felt great. After it wore off, not so much. He concluded that my adductors are injured and now wants to do PRP injections to heal the injury. What are your thoughts on this, and have you heard of this working for this kind of injury? The doctor said these injections have a 90% success rate when it comes to healing tendons. I saw someone posted that they used these injections. Have you recovered fully from this? I know everyone is different. I am still skeptical and wondering if I should be going to a specialist that performs surgery on this kind of injury. However none are in the area. I thought about giving doctor Meyers office in Philly a call to see what they had to say and if they new any surgeons in the area. Any insight is truly appreciated.
Thanks for your time,