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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...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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L got an xray done a while back. It showed gark and light clump like foggy thing on left side next to spine/above hip. What is the foggy like stuff be?

L got an xray done a while back. It showed gark and light clump like foggy thing on left side next to spine/above hip. What is the foggy like stuff be?

It is impossible: To venture a guess...everything is a combination of black/white/gray on an x-ray. It might be bowel contents, but without being able to view the x-ray, and with a non specific lay description, there is really no way to tell. Talk to your doc about the results, or if you want to initiate a HelathTap consult and upload the image I would be happy to review it. ...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 have cysts, buldging disk., degeneration &pinch nerve in back neck &hip. Would it hurt me if I used a exercise bike.

I have cysts, buldging disk., degeneration &pinch nerve in back neck &hip. Would it hurt me if I used a exercise bike.

No: An exercise bike would probably be a good exercise for you. You might also consider swimming if you have access to a pool. ...Read more

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I injured my back a few months ago whiie doing heavy kettle bell raises. Now my hips and groin hurt. X-ray of my lower back was normal.?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Can a large cyst at left L4 L5 cause right lower back hip pain and sciatica?

Can a large cyst at left L4 L5 cause right lower back hip pain and sciatica?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Had X-ray of low lumbar and hips. Finding says degeneration in certain discs and 'abnormalities' in hips but doc says nothing serious? Difference?

Probably OK...: It is difficult to say with 100% certainty because I do not know what the 'abnomalities' are. However, it is not uncommon for the radiologist to report mild degenerative changes or other anatomical variants that are common for the sake of completeness in the radiological report. Most referring physicians extract the relevant clinical information for you, but it can't hurt to ask for clarification. ...Read more

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X ray shows I have OA of L hip and spine. My PCP is going to give me cortisone injection in L hip. Is it appropriate for a PCP to do this procedure?

No: Hip joint injections are best done under ultrasound or fluoroscopic guidance. It is best performed by an orthopedist, rheumatologist or interventional radiologist. ...Read more

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Synovial fluid cyst removed from my hip 2005. grown back 2x & doctor has aspirated. Symptoms again, should I seek 2nd opinion or keep aspirating?

Synovial fluid cyst removed from my hip 2005. grown back 2x & doctor has aspirated. Symptoms again, should I seek 2nd opinion or keep aspirating?

Second or third op: Synovial fluid removal from a hip is rare. If there is re- accumulation you need to get a second or third opinion. It may be time to get a hip replacement. If you get an infection it could be quite serious. It could prevent an actual hip replacement. NO more aspiration. ...Read more

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My daughter is 13 and is a gymnast. She's having back and hip pain. She's gone to a chiropractor, but the pain continues. Xray negative. What to do?

My daughter is 13 and is a gymnast. She's having back and hip pain. She's gone to a chiropractor, but the pain continues. Xray negative. What to do?

MRI: She should see a spine specialist. They can get an MRI (more sensitive than x-ray). Given that she is a gymnast, best to make sure she does not have a spine stress fracture (spondylolysis). ...Read more

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Scaroilitis or sciatica? What's difference? Had an X-ray & dr says it's sacroilitis, but I feel pain in my back, hips & it runs to knee, is it both?

Scaroilitis or sciatica? What's difference? Had an X-ray & dr says it's sacroilitis, but I feel pain in my back, hips & it runs to knee, is it both?

Skeletal Vs nerve: Sacroillitis means an inflammation of the sacoilliac joint. Sciatica implies that the sciatic nerve is inflammed or irritated thus the cause of the pain. It is possible to have both conditions concurrently. ...Read more

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Fell and hit knee swelled up big. Xray ok. Dr ssaid hemtoma. Now back and hip sore day later. Why?

Fell and hit knee swelled up big. Xray ok. Dr ssaid hemtoma. Now back and hip sore day later. Why?

Back and hip sore: You may have pulled your back after falling and are developing some sciatica or sacroiliac pain which cam make the back area of the hip and buttocks hurt. You shoud get rechecked. ...Read more

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4cm hemorrhagic ovarian cyst, discovered today. I have awful right sided lower pelvic, hip, back and right rib pain. Is this the cause?

4cm hemorrhagic ovarian cyst, discovered today. I have awful right sided lower pelvic, hip, back and right rib pain. Is this the cause?

I would suspect it I: I would suggest you seek emergency care in case you are Still Bleeding. This could become life threatening. ...Read more

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Fell on back on tile floor 3 wks ago Xray show nothing Can barely move without pain in lower back & hips Hot/cold compresses no good not able to sleep?

Fell on back on tile floor 3 wks ago Xray show nothing Can barely move without pain in lower back & hips Hot/cold compresses no good not able to sleep?

? bone injury: Bone injuries do not all show up right away on xrays. You may need a scan. Bone bruises can persist for 6-8 weeks but should be at least improving by now. Sounds like you need to be reevaluated if this persists ...Read more

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Bump by bum pant line r leg. Popped inward. Few days later severe pain in right hip back. Every time I pop in get worse pain in hip. Related? Cyst?

Bump by bum pant line r leg. Popped inward. Few days later severe pain in right hip back. Every time I pop in get worse pain in hip. Related? Cyst?

Bump on buttocks: Would f/u with doc could be cyst or abscess and should be treated /removed. Likely there is nerve irritation/ compression but if infectious do not want it to persist and extend. F/U with doc urgent care. ...Read more

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I had an xray showed I have spondilitis grade 1 in L4 and l5. How do you treat this kind of lower back pain which sometimes the pain goes to both hip?

I had an xray showed I have spondilitis grade 1 in L4 and l5. How do you treat this kind of lower back pain which sometimes the pain goes to both hip?

Physical therapy: Grade 1 is the lowest form, however p.T. Is needed to keep the vertebrae from slipping further. Additionally p.T. Can help reduce the pain. Avoiding movements thathyperextend your back or an epidural steroid injection can be helpful. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain, neck, back pain, hip pain. Xray normal except mild wedging t7, t8. A couple schmorl's nodes. Would trauma be clearly seen?

Shoulder pain, neck, back pain, hip pain. Xray normal except mild wedging t7, t8. A couple schmorl's nodes. Would trauma be clearly seen?

Maybe.: X-rays have miss rates where the finding isn't detected or can't be seen. X-rays are not very sensitive for soft tissue injuries such as ligaments or discs. MRI is more sensitive for soft tissue injury and may show marrow or structure changes from fractures. CT or nuclear medicine bone scan may show missed fractures, not seen or visible on x-ray. X-ray remains a good screening tool. ...Read more

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My husband has had hip pain for 2 years he is 23 and has had an MRI and xray which show nothing could it be lumbar spine and what would you suggest?

My husband has had hip pain for 2 years he is 23 and has had an MRI and xray which show nothing could it be lumbar spine and what would you suggest?

Could be: Pain in the buttock is often considered "hip" but often reflects a low back problem. If simple measures have failed, seeing a spinal specialist may help him find the source. ...Read more

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Could transvag US, spinal x-ray, and spinal MRI miss tumor in lower rt abdomen? Have pain in lower back, hip, abdomen & no cause found & getting worse

Yes: An abdominal/ pelvic CT or MRI would give more definitive information if you are concerned about tumor in abdomen and pelvis. Causes for lower back/hip pain are more definitely identified with these same tests. ...Read more

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What do I need to do? Pain from left ribcage to hip, swollen knots on ribcage front &back luq. CT& xray clear. Dr refused MRI. Pain since September.

What do I need to do? Pain from left ribcage to hip, swollen knots on ribcage front &back luq. CT& xray clear. Dr refused MRI. Pain since September.

See primary care doc: I am not sure which doctors you have seen, where, or under what circumstances, but you should establish the diagnosis with a doctor who you see regularly (a primary care doctor) NOT the ER doctor. If they refused the MRI, they did you a service if the CT scan is neg, the MRI probably will show nothing. Use Healthtap Prime or talk to your regular doctor about the bumps you see for a poss biopsy. ...Read more

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Fell n march on lower back started feeling weakness n legs. N may started having pain n groin, legs, hip & lower back. Mri & xray neg. Still n pain y?

Fell n march on lower back started feeling weakness n legs. N may started having pain n groin, legs, hip & lower back. Mri & xray neg. Still n pain y?

See below: Please see your doctor. I suspect you may need to work on strengthening your core muscles but would prefer you do this under your doctors guidance. A referral to physical therapy might be helpful in teaching you the exercises. ...Read more

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Just found out I have a 3.6 cm cyst on right ovary. Having hip pain, back pain, nausea, constipation, I look about 7 months pregnant but have lost 5 l?

Just found out I have a 3.6 cm cyst on right ovary. Having hip pain, back pain, nausea, constipation, I look about 7 months pregnant but have lost 5 l?

3.6 cm = about 1.5in: Hi, ur cyst sounds like it is small. You advise that it is 3.6 cm which is less than 1 & 1/2 inches. This would not make you look "7 mo pregnant". When there is an ovarian cyst, you and your doc must consider the following: is it simple or complex? Is there any solid component? Ur age and menopause status. For the cyst a minimum eval is a follow up US (6 wks). For the rest, u need more evaluat ...Read more

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My dad had subluxation in lumbar on x-ray. He has hip pain ans stiffness at times but also thigh pain. Related?

It may be: The symptoms you describe could be from nerve pain originating in the spine thos can happen with subluxation it depends at what level the subluxation or slippage occurs this is potentially treatable with physical therapy and medication. ...Read more

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I am experiencing pain on my right hip bone. I had pelvic xray and the result says It's exaggerated lumbar lordosis. What do I need to do?

I am experiencing pain on my right hip bone. I had pelvic xray and the result says It's exaggerated lumbar lordosis. What do I need to do?

Exag Lumbar Lordosis: Your spine has an increased curve to it (different from scoliosis) when you look at a "side profile" of your spine. Sometimes this increased curve can cause imbalance between your back, hips, and buttocks. Could benefit from course of PT or chiropractic to see if some of that lumbar lordosis will resolve with postural training, etc. This could help your hip pain. ...Read more

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Roentgen Rays (Definition)

Roentgen rays are another term for x-rays, which are a form of electromagnetic radiation (other types include light and microwaves). X-rays are used to provide imaging with plain ...Read more