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i am 24.i'm having pain and in my right hip joint mostly (sometimes left hip jnt) for the last 7-8 months.mri report says bilateral sacroilitis (rl).

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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
16 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Consult an: Orthopaedic Surgeon for evaluation and examination. Many at times, patients come in stating they have pain in their "hip" or "hip joints" when for a matter of fact the pain in not in their anatomic hip joint. As this word "hip" is not used in the medical sense of the word but means something different to different patients. So you need to figure out where your pain generator is by examination.
Answered on Sep 27, 2016
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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
16 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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And by the way, one cannot diagnose sacroilitis with a MRI. Sacroiliitis could be one of the differential diagnosisif you are having pain in your right lower back area. A physical examination is needed to diagnose this.
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