Could a hip joint infection be a sign of cancer?

Hip joint infection. Not usually, unless there is significant lack of immunity on the part of the patient.
Possibly. Posey, this possibly could be the case. It seems that cancer usually has inflammation accompanying it so a hip infection could be part of the cancer. You would need a proper history from the patient, along with a proper physical exam, xrays and lab tests to further investigate.

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Might it be that a a hip joint infection be a sign of cancer?

Only if chronic. Chronic draining sinus from infected joint can lead to squamous cell carcinoma. Read more...
Unlikely. Although a hip joint infection is quite a difficult problem it is not typically a sign of cancer. Hip joint infections can occur in a low percentage of hip joint replacements. They also occur in infants. Other than these two patient populations, this is a relatively uncommon problem. Read more...

My MRI showed some infection in my hip and leg joint. Doctor wants to order a bone biopsy. Can this infection be a sign of cancer?

Not likely but? The answer depends in some part on your history. If you have no history of cancer, and the imaging suggests an infection, at your age you are unlikely to end up with an unexpected diagnosis of cancer. If you have a history of cancer, perhaps the presence of an infection in the affected bones and joint is due to an underlying cancer, prior biopsy, or depressed immune system. Consult your doctor. Read more...

I have a joint infection and my doctor wants to order a bone biopsy. Can this infection be a sign of cancer?

Probably is not. Joint infectios are in general serous problems specially if they occura after a joint replacement.Your dr could be concerned about you having osteomylitis of the bone(bone infection)and that is te reazon for the bone biopsy.Must likely is not bone cancer. Read more...

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

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

Hey am marie and there was 4 days ago when I notice a bump on my hip, and today I notice that the bump grew bigar. Could it be a sign of cancer?

Hi Marie... This is very unlikely to be cancer and more likely to be a skin infection of some sort. Try treating it with a warm compress and see your doctor if it doesn't resolve in a few days or if it becomes painful. Read more...