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A 44-year-old female asked:

hy i've had hip pain for a long time like inside bruising and know the pain as gone into pelvic and back dull ache i can't lie on my side at night

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Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jananswered
Family Medicine 66 years experience
Let us help you: This could be constipation or muscle pain or both. 1. Take 4 tablets of dulcolax at night ( all 4 tabs as one dose ). Next morning, you will have good bm. This might help the pain. Repeat 4 tablets in 10 days. 2. Take naprosyn (naproxen) 500 mg one tab. Twice a day for 2 weeks. If still no relief, see your doctor for evaluation.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
This could be one of: Several possibilities including a hip joint issue like a labral tear or about the hip such as a bursitis or pyriformis tendinitis. It could be a sacroiliac joint problem or even a lower back problem such as an l5-s1 facet joint condition. Intrapelvic conditions could also be an issue like an ovarian cyst. As it has persisted it is worth seeing your doctor concerning your symptoms.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Get it evaluated: It sounds more like back pain than hip pain. The pain on the side is referred from the back or a trochanteric bursitis. See an orthopedist.

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Last updated Jul 5, 2013

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