A 25-year-old member asked:
could a hip joint infection be a sign of cancer?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
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.
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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?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
No: A septic arthritis of the hip is not related in any way to cancer.
5454 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 31-year-old member asked:
Might it be that a a hip joint infection be a sign of cancer?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
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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Last updated Apr 1, 2019
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