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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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Would lower back/upper hip pain in the mornings that gets better throughout the day with movement and exercise be anything serious like cancer?

Inflmmatory back pai: This sounds like inflamatory back pain and could suggest inflammatory back pain like inflammatory spondylitis. Cancer is usually not like this. You need to discuss this with your physician and could be referred to a rheumatologsit. ...Read more

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I have upper right hip pain after sitting. It goes around a bit into lower back. It doesn't really hurt to touch. But it's been almost constant for a ?

I have upper right hip pain after sitting. It goes around a bit into lower back. It doesn't really hurt to touch. But it's been almost constant for a ?

? hip impingement: Hip impingement can cause symptoms from teen years through middle age. In addition to pain after sitting, walking uphill can aggravate. Radiation to back, thigh or buttocks is not uncommon. Imaging with x-rays and MRI can make the diagnosis. An x-ray can reveal excess bone on the femoral head/neck and acetabular rim. An MRI can show fraying/tears of cartilage/labrum. See orthopedist or PCP ...Read more

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Can peripheal neuropathy cause upper right thigh/hip pain. Also, unable to put weight on it with bruises all of a sudden?

Can peripheal neuropathy cause upper right thigh/hip pain. Also, unable to put weight on it with bruises all of a sudden?

Bruising: Neuropathy can cause upper right thigh and hip pain specially in patients with diabetic neuropathy and lumbar plexopathy. Easy bruising suggest a problem with coagulation, check with your physician for proper testing (platelets, von willebrand factor). ...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 you're pain free, don't worry. If it were anything significant you would have pain and/or difficulty walking. ...Read more

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Ct pelvis=fluid in depen (penicillamine).Portion of pelvis. Mri=abnormal signal from 11mm round something in r. Upper sacrum. Pain in hip, butt, leg on r. What is it?

Ct pelvis=fluid in depen (penicillamine).Portion of pelvis. Mri=abnormal signal from 11mm round something in r. Upper sacrum. Pain in hip, butt, leg on r. What is it?

See your physician: You have strongly described some findings that we cannot clarify on this website. It'll be important that you discuss this thoroughly with your physician and you may need to see some other doctors and even have some biopsies and other imaging. ...Read more

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For a week I've had moderate-severe lower back, hip & upper thigh pain with no known cause or injury. It feels muscular, but not 100% sure - thoughts?

Lumbar disc injury: We need a bit more info: do you have any numbness or tingling going down your hip/thigh? Does the pain get better with rest and/or worse with activity? Most likely though, this is due to some injury to one of your lumbar discs whereby nerves get pinch and inflamed. This could be treated with anti-inflammatory medications, heat/ice, gentle stretching, and also pain meds. See doc if not better. ...Read more

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Left hip/upper thigh pain persisting for last one week, aggravates when hanging/walking. What would be the cause and treatment scenario?

Left hip/upper thigh pain persisting for last one week, aggravates when hanging/walking. What would be the cause and treatment scenario?

Varies: Could be tendenitis, could be muscle strain or arthritis, it is best if you see your physician for a more comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes hip pain?

What causes hip pain?

Hip bursitis: It is likely that you have a condition called trochanteric bursitis of your hip--it is inflammation of the area surrounding the curve of the hip-thigh bone. Possibly resulted from excessive use/walking/running and/or laying on the side on a firm/hard surface too long. Hip arthritis and disc disease can cause hip pain as well. Motrin/aleve may help. If not better, consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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