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A 25-year-old member asked:

could a hip joint infection be a sign of cancer?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Ruma
Pathology 46 years experience
Possibly: Posey, this possibly could be the case. It seems that cancer usually has inflammation accompanying it so a hip infection could be part of the cancer. You would need a proper history from the patient, along with a proper physical exam, xrays and lab tests to further investigate.
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Hip joint infection: Not usually, unless there is significant lack of immunity on the part of the patient.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Can a hip joint infection be a symptom of cancer?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
No: A septic arthritis of the hip is not related in any way to cancer.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Might it be that a a hip joint infection be a sign of cancer?

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Dr. James Flanagan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 48 years experience
Only if chronic: Chronic draining sinus from infected joint can lead to squamous cell carcinoma.

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