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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

Dr. David Schleimer
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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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Soft swelling left side abdoman, pain comes and goes (mainly early morning). Accompanied by numbness in left outer side of hip?

Soft swelling left side abdoman, pain comes and goes (mainly early morning). Accompanied by numbness in left outer side of hip?

This could be any: Number of things but the diagnosis would be a bit challenging even with a detailed history and physical exam. Clearly, you're concerned or you wouldn't have asked Health Tap about it. You should see a doctor. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...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

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I am experiencing hip pain and swelling in my joints, what is the probable cause? Treatment?

I am experiencing hip pain and swelling in my joints, what is the probable cause? Treatment?

Polymyalgia: At your age that is unusual. You may have an early form of arthritis. You need to see a rheumatologist if this persist. ...Read more

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What would cause upper inner thigh swelling. I am 3 yrs post hip-orif, still in pain walking with 2 canes.?

See your surgeon: 3 years post-op orif hip fx. W/ persistent pain and swelling warrants an evaluation by your surgeon. Infection, blood clot, painful hardare or non-union of the fracture could al explain this. Would help to know what u have:tfn, cannulated screws, bipolar, etc? See your ors for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Fell on left side of hip/back during football tackle landed hard, pain straight away, after a day no bruising but some swelling is this serious?

Fell on left side of hip/back during football tackle landed hard, pain straight away, after a day no bruising but some swelling is this serious?

It's not likely to: Be serious but it could "throw you off your game" for a while. I recommend telling your trainer or coach about this. They may want you to be checked out and get advice on how to best recover from the injury. Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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While making the bed I heard a loud crunch sound from my left hip. It is very painful, the pain reaching to my groin and down my left leg. It also has some swelling.

Better see the doc: You are young at the same time if you heard some noise, it could be from rupture of some ligaments around hip joint from that particular posture, if was defective posture. But need to r/o also possibility of some small bone fractures /slipped joint surfaces partially called subluxation from weak articulating surfaces which can happen in few people, get examined by your pcp. You will need an xray ...Read more

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What are possible causes for severe swelling in foot up after having total hip replacement?

What are possible causes for severe swelling in foot up after having total hip replacement?

HIP REPLACEMENT: Hip replacement is major surgery and takes many hours to do it. Severe swelling after or is due to traumatic surgery and not well established circulation yet. They have to use crutches, undergo intensive physical therapy to properly walk again. ...Read more