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why do my hips hurt when I sleep on my side

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
25 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep: You may want to check your bone density, type of mattress etc to r/o the cause.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Your age is needed: To answer this specifically, if you are over 50 you may have early signs of hip arthritis. Do you have to put a pillow between your legs in order to s ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Several causes: You may have arthritis of the hip. Laying on ones aside presses on the trochanteric bursa, and you may have bursitis there. But it also pushes the h ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
31 years experience Psychiatry
U need 2 check : That bilateral hip pain by a physical exam & x-rays of ur hips. U may suffer from bilateral hip arthritis, even though u r young, u need 2 rule that o ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Med eval.: I don't know how long you have had the hip pain for or if it has been medically evaluated. If it is at all chronic, would encourage you to have it med ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Pain: You need evaluation to determine and treat the cause of pain on your sides
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Your family doc: Regardless of where you're hurting, go see your family doc for an evaluation & treatment. S/he can refer you to a specialist if necessary. Good luck!
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Team approach: You are suffering quite a bit, especially if you cannot sleep. What is your Ht, Wt? What RX, therapies, physical therapy have you tried? Pain mainly i ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Bursitis: Trochanteric bursitis most likely cause. Need to see physician for evaluation confirm diagnosis. Usually amenable to steroid injection.
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Hip pain: Need to have it looked at by your doctor.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Troch bursitis: Trochanteric bursitis is a common inflammatory condition of the hip that causes pain, particularly when sleeping on the affected side.

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