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Why won't my doctors test me for a joint infection with my hip pain?

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Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: Rare

Infection in a non-replaced joint is extremely rare in adults.
It is not indicated.

In brief: Rare

Infection in a non-replaced joint is extremely rare in adults.
It is not indicated.
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
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Dr. Howard Feinberg
The test for a joint infection is to put a needle in the joint and withdraw fluid. This should be done if you have symptoms of an infection in the hip or if the fluid is needed to evaluate another disease. Your doctor is the best judge of this.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Indicated?

It may not be indicated to test for infection.
Conditions like traumatic fracture, infection, tuberculosis, inflammation, blood in the joint, gout, and other joint conditions are tested for based on the clinical presentation. If you still concerned, ask your doctor if he or she thinks infection is a possibility.

In brief: Indicated?

It may not be indicated to test for infection.
Conditions like traumatic fracture, infection, tuberculosis, inflammation, blood in the joint, gout, and other joint conditions are tested for based on the clinical presentation. If you still concerned, ask your doctor if he or she thinks infection is a possibility.
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