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A 38-year-old male asked:

is mr arthrography of the hip joint a fancy way of saying mri of the hip with contrast media (gadalinium)?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Yes and no.: A standard MRI with contrast usually implies an intravenous injection of gadolinium. An MRI arthrogram means that the contrast is injected directly into the joint space, usually with fluoroscopic guidance of the needle.

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What does it mean if I have a shooting pain starting in my hip and running down my leg?

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Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Sciatica: A common cause for the type of "shooting pain" described is an injury to the sciatic nerve. Anti-inflammatory medication and physical therapy are common treatments for nerve injuries, but the best treatment is to start off with a trip to a neurologist's office for an evaluation.
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My 70 year old mother is recovering from surgery to fix a broken hip. How can I help her become independent again?

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Encouragement: You can help by keeping her spirits up and encourage her to move and to walk. However, this will take time (sometimes 12 months) and the number of patients who will regain functional independence is usually about 50% with most patients losing one grade of activity (i.e. If prior to fracture, she was a community ambulator, she will likely be a home or limited community ambulator).
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Can psoriatic arthritis only cause pain in the si joint?

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Dr. Douglas Mund
Rheumatology 46 years experience
No: Much like rheumatoid arthritis almost any joint in the body can be affected with psoriatic arthritis - all the joints in th arms and legs as well as the cervical and lumbar spines. The si joints are typically involved in the spondylitic form of psoriatic arthritis.
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A 37-year-old male asked:

Whats it mean when a woman urinates blood and has sharp pains on the side above hips?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Many causes: The most common thing is a bladder infection but there are other causes like a kidney stone (should hurt) or something in the bladder like polyps or other growths. Some bladder conditions like interstitial cystitis can bleed. See a doctor for the right diagnosis as this could be something important. Always get sharp pain checked out as well. Thats our body telling us something is not right.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What could be causing joint pain in foot?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Too vague: Please reask maybe tell us which joint you are talking about.

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