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Doctor insights on: Swelling Near Right Hip

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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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I have some swelling on my right hip and a little pain...what could this be? Also, i have been sleeping on a hard mattress for over 20 years,

I have some swelling on my right hip and a little pain...what could this be? Also, i have been sleeping on a hard mattress for over 20 years,

Possibly busitis: You don't mention where the hip swelling is, putting together it is a mildly tender swelling, you sleep on a hard mattress on your side, it is likely you have a trochanteric bursitis. This can be confirmed by having your PCP examine you and test you as needed. ...Read more

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I'm a 33-year-old female, and have right hip pain. It feels almost like it needs to pop it isn't tender to the touch no swelling what could it be?

I'm a 33-year-old female, and have right hip pain. It feels almost like it needs to pop it isn't tender to the touch no swelling what could it be?

Hip pain: Could be a snapping hip syndrome. Either internal or external depending on what relieves the pressure. Could also be arthritis or osteonecrosis of the femoral head. And X-ray and physical exam will help. Occasionally an MRI is needed. Most often this is an easily tested condition. ...Read more

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Have to have hip replacement on right hip now have swelling behind knee why?

Have to have hip replacement on right hip now have swelling behind knee why?

Baker cyst: If there is a tender swelling behind knee you have to ask your doctor if somehow you don't have a Baker Cyst. It is a benign condition, but limits range of motion, treatable with NSAIDs, or sometimes gets drained. ...Read more

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I feel some ache to the right hip down to the inner thigh (no swelling or red) since a couple of months. Can I exclude venous issues?

I feel some ache to the right hip down to the inner thigh (no swelling or red) since a couple of months. Can I exclude venous issues?

Get checked: A medical check up may be the best way to find out the cause. Venous problems are mostly silent. When they produce symptoms, swelling of the feet or leg is commonly present. If it is getting worse than you must obtain a medical check up of your entire leg and a complete physical examination. ...Read more

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I have swelling in my right ankle, right knee, right hip, and right wrist. There is pain in my wrist, elbow and hip. My knee is just stiff.

I have swelling in my right ankle, right knee, right hip, and right wrist. There is pain in my wrist, elbow and hip. My knee is just stiff.

Swelling: If this came on spontaneously without injury it would be considered a polyarthropathy. That can be a viral process or it can be associated with a rheumatic condition. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain that shoots to my right hip and my right side of the abdomen and sometimes I feel my knees swell. What could it be?

I have lower back pain that shoots to my right hip and my right side of the abdomen and sometimes I feel my knees swell.  What could it be?

Complex: Begin with finding the cause: strain, herniated disc, sciatica, kidney infection or stone, degenerative disk disease, etc. After physician determines the cause: surgery, pain medication and physical therapy can be planned if appropriate. Good luck. ...Read more

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Swelling after hip surgery?

Swelling after hip surgery?

Postsurgical swellin: If you have swelling on and/or around the surgical site then completely normal. ...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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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 included physical therapy, exercises to strengthen the area and injections. ...Read more

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

Could sciatica cause right side swelling its 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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Reached to move pillow bed very low I heard a loud pop in my right upper hip no pain are swelling what can that be walking good .thanks?

No problem!: Sometimes tendons pop as they slide around, and sometimes joints make loud noises as well. But if you're able to walk, have no numbness or weakness and your pain free, don't worry. If it were anything significant you would have pain and/or difficulty walking. ...Read more

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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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My hip socket shattered in a car accident 16 years ago. Had rebuilt with titanium. Now I'm having pain& swelling. Is this an emergency? Cant afford dr

My hip socket shattered in a car accident 16 years ago. Had rebuilt with titanium. Now I'm having pain& swelling. Is this an emergency? Cant afford dr

Probably NO, but: See your doctor as you'll need xrays to be diagnosed properly and treated. You most likely have gone on to develop full-blown arthritis, which will need to be treated.
I don't think the er would be able to help, but you need an orthopod for further care. ...Read more

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Srarted having swelling in my feet about two days ago and now I have swelling all the wayto my hips and my feet are about twice the size they should i?

Srarted having swelling in my feet about two days ago and now I have swelling all the wayto my hips and my feet are about twice the size they should i?

Further evaluation: Beside heart, kidney and liver failure, thrombosis of the iliac veins (dvt)may cause edema of the lower extremities, talk to your doctor about obtaining a venous doppler test, pelvic veins compression due to pelvic mass may also cause this problem. ...Read more

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Pain started in my hip now its travelling down my leg I've no rash or swelling?

Could be. back pain: Pain in hip in a young man needs some history. Do you play sports, did u lift heavy object, is pain in sitting or worse when walking. However just plain hip pain, do u have asthm as do you use steroids,? Are you heavyweight, do you jog or run all this is important. Without some medic Al history it's hard to answer. But pain in hip radiation left leg I think is sciatica or lumbar pain. See MD.xr ...Read more