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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?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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