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grace had a fall at home last night full length on her back

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grace had a fall at home last night full length on her back she says when still in bed she has no pain yet when she puts weight on one leg big pain in the groin while other leg ok is this damage to the pelvis she is a young 73 years old
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 3 years ago.
Hello from JustAnswer.

It is possible that an injury to the pelvis can be felt as pain in the groin. However, it is more often that pain in the groin after a fall is due to an injury of the hip, rather than the pelvis.

Although most people associate hip pain as being felt in the side or back of the hip, a problem within the hip joint, itself, can also be felt in the front, so is commonly described as being felt in the groin.

Statistically, it is more common for the hip to be injured during a fall than the pelvis, although either can be injured.

It also is possible that the injury is not a serious injury, such as a bruise or contusion, but the primary concern would be whether there is a fracture that is causing the pain with weight bearing. If the pain is minor, there is no need for further evaluation, but since you describe the pain as a "big pain", it would be better for her to be seen for further evaluation.

If I can provide any further information, please let me know.
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