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What could be the cause of swelling above my left hip. About a year ago i had surgery due to herniated discs on my left side? could that be a factor?

What could be the cause of swelling above my left hip. About a year ago i had surgery due to herniated discs on my left side? could that be a factor?

Varies: There are many potential causes and a good exam can go a long way in determining the cause. Having a disc surgery would usually not cause swelling above the hip. Some patients can get a bursitis and this can cause pain, swelling, and tenderness above the hip and there are some good options for that if that is the case. Consider being seen. ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Can a strained knee cause discomfort in the inside of hip? Doctor said I strained my left knee, no swelling no fluid build up. Pulse 79 BP 107/72

Can a strained knee cause discomfort in the inside of hip? Doctor said I strained my left knee, no swelling no fluid build up. Pulse 79 BP 107/72

It is possible : While I'm not certain this is actually the case for you, there is a phenomenon known as referred pain. In this process, pain from the actual area of "injury"/inflammation appears somewhere else; like how "heart attack" pain can present solely in the left arm! The mechanism is quite clear but it is something always to be on the lookout. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have hip displia and it gettin bad i live 3hrs from my dr cause i moved and bryan tx drs don't understand what can I do for it given out and swelling?

I have hip displia and it gettin bad i live 3hrs from my dr cause i moved and bryan tx drs don't understand what can I do for it given out and swelling?

Hip dysplasia means: A lot of things. Your should get an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in this. Often at a pediatric hospital the ortho surgeons are very familiar with hip dysplasias. Call and ask. And have your records inclduing your xrays and MRI and ct studies and arthrograms transferred to your new doctor. You new doctor if he or she does not take care of these commonly may not understand how to help. ...Read more

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Swelling and pain on the left hip when walking and if I put weight on it? What could it be?

Swelling and pain on the left hip when walking and if I put weight on it? What could it be?

Location -location: Where on the left hip is important. The outside lateral pelvis is moro ofter due to bursitis. This is called trochanteric bursitis. Walking stresses this irritated area and hence you get pain. You evaluation would include finding pain over the outside where the bursa is when you press on the area. Therapy can be include physical therapy, exercises to strengthen the area and injections. ...Read more

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Could sciatica cause right side swelling it's feels like my hip area is and it's hard to get comfortable?

Could sciatica cause right side swelling it's feels like my hip area is and it's hard to get comfortable?

Swelling unlikely: However when sometimes the nerves are irritated they give a numbing sensation that can be mistaken for a swelling feeling. If indeed you are getting swelling, then see your doctor to determine what evaluations need to be done. ...Read more

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Could a hip labral tear cause swelling?

Could a hip labral tear cause swelling?

Unlikely but: Labral tears often cause pain in the groin or front of the hip during physical activity or with deep flexion (bending) and rotation of the hip. Some individuals with labral tears of the hip will also have clicking or a sense of catching deep within the hip during certain activities. Swelling is not a usual symptom. Your question did not say where the swelling is. Usually you can not see swe ...Read more

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Pain left side hip of lower back, no swelling or discoloration. Possibly from doing standing barbell twists. Is it possible and what to do?

Pain left side hip of lower back, no swelling or discoloration. Possibly from doing standing barbell twists. Is it possible and what to do?

Sprain/Strain: There are many potential causes of acute low back pain. The most common are sprain/strain injuries. Usually acute back pain will improve over 1-2 weeks with anti-inflammatories, gentle streching, and use of heat/ice. If your pain does not improve or gets worse you should contact your physician. ...Read more