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What can be done to offer some relief for pain caused by a cyst on the femoral head of the hip socket? i have a friend who has been diagnosed with a cyst on the femoral head of her hip area. she has an appt to see a specialist on monday, but is in extruc

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
The : The best advice i can give in a situation such as this would be to contact the doctor and inform him/her that the pain is not controlled on the current medication. Usually the patient's doctor will call in a prescription to a 24 hour pharmacy if necessary. By the date of this post, your friend has seen the specialist. How is she now? Did she have surgery? I hope all went well.
Dr. Harry Dollahite
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Avascular necrosis: I bet your friend has avascular necrosis. This is a significant hip problem which initially presents as a “cyst” about the femoral head on plain x-ray. Later, this area of poor blood supply will collapse, flattening out the normal round femoral head resulting in joint incongruity and progressive arthritic pain. This will ultimately lead to hip replacement surgery. Symptom and pain relief initially.

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