Who to see for abdominal and groin pain?
February 19, 2010 10:44 AM Subscribe
I know you aren't a doctor, or if you are you're not my doctor, but maybe you can help me figure out what sort of doctor I should see for my abdominal and groin pain.
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (14 answers total)
For the past few months I've had a slight pain in my abdomen, a few inches to the left of my right hip bone. It doesn't hurt at all if I press there, so I don't suspect appendicitis. Instead, I assumed the pain was referred pain from when I hurt my back -- the two pains occurred around the same time.
For the past several weeks, I've also started feeling perineal pain and a slight pain in my scrotum when I also feel the pain in my abdomen. It seems like this pain occurs most when I have a full bladder.
Go to a doctor, you cry!
And I will, but there's a hitch. I have a high deductible health plan, and my regular doctor wants me to get a full blood workup done, which will cost me almost $2000 out of pocket. Instead of going this (expensive) route, I'm wondering if I should rather make an appointment with a urologist of whom I've been a patient in the past.
Do urologists normally address pain not only of the groin but also of the abdomen? If this pain all turns out to be related to my back, would a urologist be able to refer me to someone who can diagnose and treat the underlying issues? Is there a different type of doctor I should look for right now?
Thanks in advance for your help.