New Rochelle, NY
A 35-year-old female asked:
I am experiencing hip pain (lower right side) and bruising but the bruising is yellowish and my husband says it looks old. it certainly hurts to lay on. i don't remember hurting myself to cause such pain. ?
1 doctor answer • 7 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Likely old: It is likely you injured your hip without realizing it. As a bruise progresses from initial deep purple color from traumatized blood vessels under your skin, your body slowly absorbs the blood, and the bruise changes colors - light purple, green, yellow as it fades. If you're still having pain, you may have trochanteric bursitis, and may benefit from a steroid injection.
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Last updated Jul 14, 2017
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