Apologies to everyone here if I'm covering old ground but I'd like some opinions from althetes/sport's "people" on my current condition.
I'm 29 years old and have been suffering with a groin/abdominal/pelvic "problem" for a number of years. I've had CT scans, 3 MRI's and countless X-rays/tests and no signficant muscle/skeletal damage was apparent. I have had earlier problems with the prostate and was treated with several doses of antibiotics. My current problems include IBS symptoms (wind/bloating etc), pain at the top of the right groin (feels like someone is pressing down on it), abdominal muscle spams, "tense/stiff" groin/abdominal muscles, lower back pain and variations of this pain after ejaculation.
I've had 2 different physio opinions - one believes the problem relates to the earlier prostatitis and over-tensing of this region. Since I've been pretty much inactive over the past 7 or years (I was very active in my teens playing sports etc), she has suggested that the muscles have weakened (pelvic, abdominal etc)and become unstable and that I should see improvements through strengthening them etc.
The other believes that issue could be something like Gilmore's groin or a compression issue involving the inguinal canal. He suggested going to London (I'm UK based) to see Gerry Gilmore.
Now before I spend a lot of money and time in pursuing the specialist angle I'd like to know whether those of you have had a "sport's hernia" have suffered similiar problems to me?
Is it possible for this sort of injury to occur without being actively involved in sport? (although I guess I could have done it when I was younger)
Could weakened muscles result in this sought of problem? I have seen some improvement with various strecthing regimes (I used to have real problems walking or standing for more than 10 minutes) but still the problems persist especially with lying on my back and ejaculation.
Other consultants I have seen (Gastroentrologists, Urologists, Neurologists etc) have all dismissed any ideas of surgery as they have been unable to find anything they see as damaged. I would add that the right testicular does have a variocele and thickend spermatic cord (which may or may not be indicative of a problem with the inguinal canal).
Apologies if this post is totally inapporiate and not exactly running related. Plus it's a little long-winded...
Thanks in advance