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I am cancer survivor since 2007 clear test results cler margins clear lympnodes clear bone scan lately having hip pain hospital took exrays said it was burtsis what do u say

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Dr. Larry Wilf
Nuclear Medicine
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In brief: Could be

Does it feel better if you take an anti-inflammatory medicine ( aspirin, motrin, tylenol (acetaminophen) ) for a week or more? Could get an MRI to evaluate?

In brief: Could be

Does it feel better if you take an anti-inflammatory medicine ( aspirin, motrin, tylenol (acetaminophen) ) for a week or more? Could get an MRI to evaluate?
Dr. Larry Wilf
Dr. Larry Wilf
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Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Type of Cancer?

Usually metastatic disease would be evident in x-ray depending on the cancer.
Bone scan is very sensitive for detecting met disease. I would agree with the hospital x-ray report.

In brief: Type of Cancer?

Usually metastatic disease would be evident in x-ray depending on the cancer.
Bone scan is very sensitive for detecting met disease. I would agree with the hospital x-ray report.
Dr. Fidias De Leon
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Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Bursitis

Bursitis itself does not usually show up on an x-ray unless it has been present for a long time and has caused other changes to happen in a joint.
X-rays are usually done to make sure that something else isn't causing the pain. Bursitis is usually what doctors call a clinical diagnosis based on how the patient describes the pain and doing an exam that shows pain directly over the hip bursa, swelling in the area, and pain and tenderness in the area with movement. Bursitis pain usually is located just above the bump on the outside of the hip called the greater trochanter. It usually hurts to touch the area and is worsened by movement. Cancer pain on the other hand is usually worse at night and unless the bone is weak (which would have likely shown up on the x-ray) is not affected as much by movement. If the pain gets worse or doesn't resolve with rest, stretching exercises, and/or a short course of anti-inflammatory medications you need to get things checked out again to make sure there isn't a more serious problem. Tenderness directly over the bursa pain with movement of overlying muscles and tendons swelling of the bursa bursitis pain in the hip.

In brief: Bursitis

Bursitis itself does not usually show up on an x-ray unless it has been present for a long time and has caused other changes to happen in a joint.
X-rays are usually done to make sure that something else isn't causing the pain. Bursitis is usually what doctors call a clinical diagnosis based on how the patient describes the pain and doing an exam that shows pain directly over the hip bursa, swelling in the area, and pain and tenderness in the area with movement. Bursitis pain usually is located just above the bump on the outside of the hip called the greater trochanter. It usually hurts to touch the area and is worsened by movement. Cancer pain on the other hand is usually worse at night and unless the bone is weak (which would have likely shown up on the x-ray) is not affected as much by movement. If the pain gets worse or doesn't resolve with rest, stretching exercises, and/or a short course of anti-inflammatory medications you need to get things checked out again to make sure there isn't a more serious problem. Tenderness directly over the bursa pain with movement of overlying muscles and tendons swelling of the bursa bursitis pain in the hip.
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Dr. Lauren Stegman
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