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A 30-year-old female asked:

I have an intermittent pain on the left side of my abdomen by my hip bone. it can be sharp at times, but last no more than 10-15 mins. any ideas?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Joint pain: Intermittent transient joint pain in region of one hip suggests a major joint subluxation. Scroiliac joint instability can commonly cause, and less commonly occurs via femoral head instability within acetabulum. Multiple pregnancies or joint hypermobility syndrome (jhs) can underlie the symptoms. Study brighton criteria known within british jhs community of doctors. Is there superflexibility?
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 55 years experience
Provided original answer
Indeed an hernia is also a consideration. Constancy and constipation, which can accompany hernias, warrants surgical evaluation sooner than later.
Aug 15, 2013
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Abd pain: Hernia is one of the considerations. Muscle spasm is another. Hip problem is less likely, but needs to be considered.
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Last updated Nov 8, 2019


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