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I have pain in my hip and knee for almost 4 months. No injuries. X-ray revealed nothing unusual. How can I make the pain go away?

I have pain in my hip and knee for almost 4 months. No injuries. X-ray revealed nothing unusual. How can I make the pain go away?

Hip pain: Make sure imaging is done for hip and knee, because there's something called referred pain where the pain in the knee can be manifested in the hip and the pain in the hip can be manifested in the knee. If negative and physical therapy attempted you might need mris. ...Read more

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My right hip and knee has been hurting for 3 months. No injuries, X-ray found nothing unusual. It hurts sometimes when and after I run. What's wrong?

My right hip and knee has been hurting for 3 months. No injuries, X-ray found nothing unusual. It hurts sometimes when and after I run. What's wrong?

Hip to knee pain: Radiating pain from groin (hip) to knee suggests one of two likely possibilities. 1) there is a hip problem—hip joint, torn joint cartilage, collapse of bone, or congenital problem—which would be visible on xrays or mri. 2) spine problem—herniated disc or pinched nerve affecting the higher lumbar levels (l2-3-4) causing front of thigh symptoms—mri would show. See your doc. Too much pain too long. ...Read more

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Help? I have had problems with my hip so tomorrow I'm going to for a x ray. Will I have to remove my leggings and pants?

Help? I have had problems with my hip so tomorrow I'm going to for a x ray. Will I have to remove my leggings and pants?

Unlikely: In general, xrays can penetrate through clothing and do not have to be removed for a good xray. However, this would be dependent on the operator of the xray machine and the radiologist reading the xray. ...Read more

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I have had pain in my hip for 3 years. X-ray showed bright spot. What is it?

I have had pain in my hip for 3 years. X-ray showed bright spot. What is it?

More info: Your diagnosis could be a couple things. If you had a bright spot on the xray it could represent a bone infarct, an osteoid osteoma which is typically painful at night and alleviated with Aspirin or ibuprofen, an old area of infection (sequestrum) or something more concerning like a metastatic lesion (less likely if dealing with it for three years and pretty young). Would have it looked at.? Ct. ...Read more

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What to do if I broke my left hip last year and had it screwed back together, I had an X-ray a?

What to do if I broke my left hip last year and had it screwed back together, I had an X-ray a?

Ask your dr.: The radiograph of hip should be interpreted by physician to see if fractured or screw loosened. Your physician should be able to tell you if trauma complicated your pinned hip and the options for treatment. If no change in hip following trauma may have soft tissue trauma that will heal with conservative therapy. ...Read more

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I broke my hip, had it repaired, fell again, a few weeks later, had x ray, got a lot of pain, what medication?

Talk to your Ortho: Over the counter tylenol (acetaminophen) and anti-inflammatories can be helpful, but you should discuss your pain with the doc treating your fracture. ...Read more

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I broke my hip, had it repaired, fell again, a few weeks later, had x ray, got a lot of pain, what medication should I take?

Ask your doctor: But generally NSAIDs like Ibuprophen are not recommended in case there is a hairline fracture in the bone around the prosthesis or elsewhere. NSAIDs can delay bone healing. ...Read more

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What is supra-acetabular sclerosis showed on my hip x-Ray?

What is supra-acetabular sclerosis showed on my hip x-Ray?

Wear and tear: Sclerosis is the term used to describe where there has been wear & tear to a bone, and the body has attempted to make the bony area stronger by depositing new bone & calcium into the area. In your case, it is seen in the roof of the acetabulum is a concave surface of the pelvis. The head of the femur meets with the pelvis at the acetabulum, forming the hip joint.[1][2] ...Read more

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How can I stop my hips from clicking and being uncomfortable. I have had X-ray it came back as normal?

How can I stop my hips from clicking and being uncomfortable. I have had X-ray it came back as normal?

See your doctor: An x-ray does not exclude several causes of clicking hip pain such as early arthritis, tears of the labrum, and inflammation of the lining of the joint. Inflammation of tendons near the hip can produce a "snapping" sensation with certain motions. If your doctor feels that further testing is needed and MRI of the hip or an mr arthrogram are more sensitive and may be helpful. ...Read more

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I have cont. Discomfort on left hip upper back.? Feels like trapped air. Had an x-ray. Nothing seen. Injured that hip lifting heavy thing 10yrs back.

I have cont. Discomfort on left hip upper back.? Feels like trapped air. Had an x-ray. Nothing seen. Injured that hip lifting heavy thing 10yrs back.

SIJ?: 31 y male w. chronic unilateral "low back/hip pain" & "normal X-ray" needs MRI to rule out disk disorder. If none discovered, then sacroiliac joint, SIJ, disorder, cause of 13-30% of chronic low back pain, needs Osteopathic evaluation. ...Read more

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I went to the doctors and I told them my huge problems with my hip and they did a X-ray and said that I have bursitits. I'm only 16 how could this be?

I went to the doctors and I told them my huge problems with my hip and they did a X-ray and said that I have bursitits. I'm only 16 how could this be?

It happens: Bursitis is not age specific. Anyone could have it. Hip pain (in general) is divided into three areas:
1) pain at the side - bursitis
2) pain in your groin - arthritis or at your age a cartilage tear
3) back pocket pain - can be nerve related

i would do some therapy for stretching, etc. If it doesn't get better and you are not seeting an ortho specialist - go see a hip ortho doctor. ...Read more

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What should I wear to my X-ray appointment? I’m getting an X-ray of my hip tomorrow. Does it matter what I wear? Do they take it through your clothes? Is there anything I shouldn’t wear?

What should I wear to my X-ray appointment? I’m getting an X-ray of my hip tomorrow. Does it matter what I wear? Do they take it through your clothes? Is there anything I shouldn’t wear?

Doesn't matter: The technician will let you know if you should disrobe or not and if any jewelry should be removed. They will give you a gown and shielding if necessary. Don't worry - just show up and the staff will walk you through it. It's a pretty easy test. ...Read more

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Hip X-ray to diagnosis leg length discrepancy, what is this like?

Hip X-ray to diagnosis leg length discrepancy, what is this like?

Comparing 2 sides: Usually leg length discrepancy is usually diagnosed by weight bearing views of pelvis or pelvis and entire lower extremities. The difference either in height of one side of the pelvis versus the other is measured. The other method is measuring length of entire leg and comparing to opposite extremity. Generally a difference of greater than 1.5 cm is felt significant. ...Read more

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Hip pain after sitting or lying down. Unable to put weight on hip when getting up, after few steps it stops hurting. X-ray and blood tests r normal.

Hip pain after sitting or lying down. Unable to put weight on hip when getting up, after few steps it stops hurting. X-ray and blood tests r normal.

Could be bursitis,: Could be bursitis, but needs evaluation to localize the problem and also review of the x-rays to assure that they are actually normal. ...Read more

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Had some doctors say I may have chronic appendicitis and 1 said it could be my hip, the X-ray was inconclusive and I've been stretching me hip no help?

Had some doctors say I may have chronic appendicitis and 1 said it could be my hip, the X-ray was inconclusive and I've been stretching me hip no help?

X-rays will: Generally only show bone abnormalities, and are not sensitive for soft tissue abnormalities. Hip MRI would be much more sensitive at detecting abnormalities that might cause pain. Chronic appendicitis is not common, and some doubt that it even exists. ...Read more

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Had a X-ray done of my hip and there is dark spots on my hip bone, what are these dark spots?

Had a X-ray done of my hip and there is dark spots on my hip bone, what are these dark spots?

Can't answer: Dark spots doesn't give enough information about the x-ray. Best to get the x-ray report and have your doctor go over it with you. ...Read more

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What does "soft tissue shadows are normal" in a hip joint x ray mean?

What does "soft tissue shadows are normal" in a hip joint x ray mean?

Soft tissues: Include muscle, bowel, internal organs, and the like. No calcification, which is radio-opaque! ...Read more

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What to do if I might have fractures my hip, where can I get an x-ray?

What to do if I might have fractures my hip, where can I get an x-ray?

Immediate care ctr.: You could proceed to an immediate care center, or a local emergency room. Or, if you have a family physician, or internist, you can call to see if they do xrays at their facility. ...Read more

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I injured my left hip three years ago. Today, I fell on my left are sore. Do I need to go get an x-ray, should I be concerned?

I injured my left hip three years ago. Today, I fell on my left are sore. Do I need to go get an x-ray, should I be concerned?

Depends on symptoms: Severity of injury including pain, ability to bear weight, black and blue area (hematoma) can occur. Prior injury sometimes results in a weakened area in skeleton if insufficient or improper healing had occurred. If symptoms persist certainly seeing a physician and some imaging are possibilities. ...Read more

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What is the difference between your pelvis & your hip x-rays? What is the difference between a hip X-ray compared to a pelvis x-rays?

Different focus: Pelvis looks at your pelvic bones and your hips are included but dedicated hip x-rays focus in with better detail on the hips themselves and you typical get more than one projection as well. ...Read more

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X-ray today for hip pain."Questionable Acetabular lucencies" were seen. 3 of them right next to eachother. Scared this could be a Cancer that has met?

X-ray today for hip pain."Questionable Acetabular lucencies" were seen. 3 of them right next to eachother. Scared this could be a Cancer that has met?

They are not sure: So that is why they said questionable. In general if you fear a cancer to the bone diagnosis you should ask for an MRI exam with and without contrast. They will show most mets to the bone. A non contrast CT is also pretty good but MRI is more sensitive for marrow replacing lesions ...Read more

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My friend gets sharp, stabbing pains in his hip bone from time to time, sometimes to the point where it is debilitating. It started when he was about 23 years old, and now that he is 39 years old, he is in almost constant discomfort. He has had an x-ray,

Has: Has he been evaluated for a hip labral tear? An standard MRI is not capable of detecting a labral tear and requires what is called a MRI arthrogram which is where they inject dye directly into the hip and then perform an mri. Avascular necrosis should be able to be detected on a standard mri. ...Read more

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What can a nuclear bone scan show (about my hip bones) that cannot be seen by x-ray?

What can a nuclear bone scan show (about my hip bones) that cannot be seen by x-ray?

Bone scan: A nuclear bone scan may show hairline fractures, bone loss, infection or small tumors not visible on xray. It may also confirm the presence of arthritis that may be suspected on xray. ...Read more

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Hip pain in hip for a year! X-ray normal. Can a pulled muscle in your hip last for a year?

Hip pain in hip for a year! X-ray normal. Can a pulled muscle in your hip last for a year?

Possibly: Could be a tendonitis, bursitis or muscle injury, especially if not completely rehabilitated.. ...Read more

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Is there anything that will relieve the pain in my hip and leg? My x-ray shows a 1 cm bone island in the right ileum.

Is there anything that will relieve the pain in my hip and leg? My x-ray shows a 1 cm bone island in the right ileum.

Need to Know More: While the X-Ray was helpful not showing arthritis or a fracture, Bone Islands usually do not hurt. More information is needed to guide the evaluation. Where is the pain, is it always there, what does it feel like? An X-Ray was only a start you probably need more evaluation. Even just giving a doctor more information will help. At first glance sounds like sciatica, but can't tell for sure. ...Read more