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What to do if I have sudden onset of severe left hip pain. no response to anti-inflamatories and painkillers. been 8 days.?

What to do if I have sudden onset of severe left hip pain. no response to anti-inflamatories and painkillers. been 8 days.?

See an orthopedist: As the pain is localized you should see an orthopedist to evaluate this pain. It may be from the hip, the spine or other areas. Best to see your physician and evaluate where the pain is coming from ...Read more

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Hip Pain (Definition)

Depending upon who is using the term, hip pain may be limited to pain coming from the hip joint itself, or it can describe pain from a number of different causes in the ...Read more


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I have sudden onset of severe left hip pain. Anti-inflamatories and painkillers have been ineffective and it has been 8 days. What can be causing this problem?

About time see MD: You have hip pain for 8 days and persisting.I will recommend for you to see your doctor or an orthpedic specialist to find the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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Severe constant pain left hip calf an back cannot sleep more than 1 hour have to get up an sit till pain subsides I need help please?

Severe constant pain left hip calf an back cannot sleep more than 1 hour have to get up an sit till pain subsides I need help please?

A few ideas: Could consider disk injury in lumbar spine, but some bone tumors can present this way, and venous thrombosis needs to be ruled out. Doubt kidney stone, but this too might be considered, and a urinary tract infection such as pyelonephritis is another. ...Read more

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I have severe hip pain and can hardy move my left leg. I have constant shooting pain from hip down. I also have back pain What should I do?

Disc disease/injury: Low back pain radiating down the leg is called sciatica. Given the severity of your complaint, you need to be evaluated by a local doctor, get an xray, and go to physical therapy and take ibuprofen or Naproxen for a month. if not improved, then get an MRI. If exam warrants an MRI early on, your local doctor will get it ordered. ...Read more

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I have moderate to severe hip pain that gets worse when i move my left leg. My lower back hurts at times also. Can back issues be causing my hip pain?

See details: It depends of what you are calling hip pai. Hip joine pain in the groin area on top of the hip. Pain on the side or in the buttock is not hip pain but is related to back pain. Back pain is unlikely to cause true hip pain. ...Read more

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Sprinter with severe aching pains in left hip and severe sharp pain in quad while running. Quad pain dissolves with rest. Hip pain progresses.

Sprinter with severe aching pains in left hip and severe sharp pain in quad while running. Quad pain dissolves with rest. Hip pain progresses.

U R a minor but U--: -need an answer. U must share this with Ur parents! Quad pain may B due 2 overuse, or 2 rapid elevation of Ur program. B sure U have a day of rest after a hard workout. Hip pain is more of a worry. There R conditions such as femoral acetbular impingement, or poor acetabular coverage of the femoral head. A fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon may B able 2 help. Hands on xam+images. ...Read more

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32 weeks pregnant. having severe swelling in both feet but always more in my right than left, extreme pelvic and hip pain also. normal?

32 weeks pregnant. having severe swelling in both feet but always more in my right than left, extreme pelvic and hip pain also. normal?

Positional: It's not unusual to get more swelling on one side, due to the position of the baby's head. When you swell, you want to lay down, preferably on your left side, and elevate your feet. You also want to drink lots of water to flush your kidneys. ...Read more

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Buttock severe pain after 3 dislocations and 2 revisions left hip. Pain getting worse. Dr did aspiration of left hip joint no infection.

Buttock severe pain after 3 dislocations and 2 revisions left hip. Pain getting worse. Dr did aspiration of left hip joint no infection.

See below: If the pain is truely in your buttocks then i wonder if you have sacroiliac joint probelms. See a pain specialist. ...Read more