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A 24-year-old male asked:

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
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 18 years experience
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.
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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 18 years experience
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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.
Jun 1, 2014
Last updated Sep 27, 2016


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