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My left hip has been sore to touch for several months, there is no bruise, but it feels like there is.

My left hip has been sore to touch for several months, there is no bruise, but it feels like there is.

Time for an eval: Tendinitis and bursitis would be the most common reasons for your hip to be sore to the touch. Arthritis, infection, lymph node inflammation are other less likely causes. It's time to have an evaluation with a physician to develop a diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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I have a very sore left side illiac bone that's feels bruised which also causes a lot of pain into my hip I've had this for over a year?

I have a very sore left side illiac bone that's feels bruised which also causes a lot of pain into my hip I've had this for over a year?

See Ortho Doc: Anything lasting that long should be evaluated. I would recommend an orthopedic evaluation to make certain of any real concerns. ...Read more

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I'm having a dull pain on the left side of my torso, right at top of hip. Sore to the touch, almost as if it were bruised. Now moving around back.

I'm having a dull pain on the left side of my torso, right at top of hip. Sore to the touch, almost as if it were bruised. Now moving around back.

Many things.: It would help me to know your age & how long this problem is on going. Without knowing the answers my best advice is to see your primary care physician.
Several things could be the cause of the problem including a bone bruise, infection etc. ...Read more

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I am 35 and for the last couple of months or so my left hip has been aching especially if I lay on it, all so my knees ache alot, and I bruise easily?

I am 35 and for the last couple of months or so my left hip has been aching especially if I lay on it, all so my knees ache alot, and I bruise easily?

Multiple options: "hip" pain when you lay on your side could be trochanteric bursitis. If it aches down to the knee, it could be iliotibial band syndrome. Easy bruising could actually be from too much Ibuprofen trying to treat the other stuff. However, easy bruising can be caused by many things. You should have an evaluation by your primary care doctor. They may want labs, an x-ray, and maybe physical therapy. ...Read more

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Discomfort just above navel inch to the left if I press it it feels bit lumpy n tender bottom left nnear hip. Also bowels bubbly?

Discomfort just above navel inch to the left if I press it it feels bit lumpy n tender bottom left nnear hip. Also bowels bubbly?

Left colon: Your symptoms sound like they come from the left the sending:. This is where he will often feel stool has lumpy masses in that part of the colon and maybe partly gassee it goes from the left upper ribs and down to the left pelvis. This is the place that you can also get diverticulitis and they can get infected and very tender. See your doctor if it gets worse. ...Read more

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Recently changed diet. Experiencing weird tender/heavy feeling near left hip between it & penis area. Could that be from diet change? No trauma/injury

Recently changed diet. Experiencing weird tender/heavy feeling near left hip between it & penis area. Could that be from diet change? No trauma/injury

Groin tender: Discomfort in that area MAY indicate a hernia. Please see your doc. Catch it early for best results. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Increased pain above left hip just under rib cage, very very tender to touch what could it be?

Increased pain above left hip just under rib cage, very very tender to touch what could it be?

Colon: LUQ are is what you are describing, the colon is the main organ there, of course there is the spleen, as well. The colon could be in spasm or you might be having diverticulosis, or constipation. use heat pad, eat light food, avoid red meat, nuts and seeds, and greasy food, regulate your bowel, no improvement see a doctor ...Read more

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I rode my bike for a couple hours yesterday. My hip bone is sore and I was wondering if maybe I could've bruised my hipbone?

I rode my bike for a couple hours yesterday. My hip bone is sore and I was wondering if maybe I could've bruised my hipbone?

Yes: Or pulled or strained something from overuse. Try applying a heating pad and resting for a few days to see if it doesn't go away. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain on my left side near my hip. It came on suddenly about 9 hours ago and hasn't gone away. It is also tender to touch with shar pain?

Many things: Could be a muscle strain on one of the trunk muscles. Depending on the exact location however, it could be other things. If it is close to the groin, it could be an inguinal hernia. If it is deep, it could be pain from ovulation, or an ovarian cyst. These things are all unrelated, and cannot be diagnosed without a proper evaluation by a doctor. See a primary care provider if it's bad enough. ...Read more

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Cortizonesteroid injection for a pulled femar muscle, is this safe? 84 years old man had an injection last thrusday on left side of hip. Skin is tender to the touch has been laying on side with heating pain. Leg feels as if it is locked up. He has been

Cortizonesteroid injection for a pulled femar muscle, is this safe? 84 years old man had an injection last thrusday on left side of hip. Skin is tender to the touch has been laying on side with heating pain. Leg feels as if it is locked up. He has been

If: If the skin is tender to the touch then may he is suffering from an infection at the injection site. His leg feeling "locked up" is a worrisome sign. Maybe the injection hit a nerve, which is now partially damaged. Regardless of the possible causes of his symptoms he should be evaluated by his doctor right away or be seen in the er if he has a fever or worsening pain.
Lastly, to answer your question the cortisone injection typically takes about 24 hours to reach full effect.
I hope he is better soon. ...Read more

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Feel hard small lump in lower left abdomen, tender to touch almost under hip bone. Ct scan normal and have bloating.

Feel hard small lump in lower left abdomen, tender to touch almost under hip bone. Ct scan normal and have bloating.

Change diet: If the CT scan is normal then the lump may not be anything more than a cyst but you should consult your doctor to be sure. For the bloating try dietary changes like eliminating dairy or gluten. ...Read more

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I've a pain at top of my right leg/hip area for weeks, sore to touch but no bruise?

I've a pain at top of my right leg/hip area for weeks, sore to touch but no bruise?

See below: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I fell down the stairs yesterday, my upper leg, back and hip are very sore especially when I bend or put weight on it. No bruising. Should I get check?

I fell down the stairs yesterday, my upper leg, back and hip are very sore especially when I bend or put weight on it. No bruising. Should I get check?

Possibly: If you have tingling, numbness or inability to move your extremities; if you have deformity to bones or pain in bones when not moving, or if the pain does not decrease over time, or you passed out and fell, then yes, you should see a doctor for an examination. If you are able to walk, not fainting, and the pain improves over a few days, you should mention the fall at your next regular appointment. ...Read more

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