A 36-year-old female asked:
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what does this mean? hypertrophic changes of the right greater trochanter concerning for the right gluteal tendinopathy? pelvic phleboliths?

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Dr. Thomas Horn
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No worries!: Radiologists sometimes use colorful semantics to describe your x-rays. Phleboliths are benign calcifications in your pelvic veins. Hypertrophy of the greater trochanter it is very common and some people form bone spurs more easily than others. It is nothing that would cause any functional or pathologic problems with your hip. There is nothing to worry about.
Answered on May 8, 2017
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Not a problem: Bits of calcium form in the walls of the pelvic veins. It's of no concern.
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Nothing bad: A phlebolith is calcification in the wall of a vein. They are very common in the pelvis and cause no harm at all.
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Dr. Thomas Wright
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Not much: pelvic phleboliths are calcifications seen on xray. they are not really associated with a disease or serious medical condition.
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