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Why do my hips hurt when I sleep on my side

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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
Pediatrics 37 years experience
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
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
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
Psychiatry 32 years experience
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
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
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 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Pain: You need evaluation to determine and treat the cause of pain on your sides
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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Bursitis: Trochanteric bursitis most likely cause. Need to see physician for evaluation confirm diagnosis. Usually amenable to steroid injection.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Troch bursitis: Trochanteric bursitis is a common inflammatory condition of the hip that causes pain, particularly when sleeping on the affected side.
A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Med eval: With abdominal pain & infrequent stools, retained feces is possible. Recommend that you see your physician to evaluate the pain.