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Pain & tenderness in left hip especially when I lay on that side. No bother at waking hours. Feels like a bruise when touched. What could this be?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Bursitis

Bursitis is often felt as pain and tenderness to touch on the outside part of the hip area, especially when lying on it.
Treatment can be giving it time, physical therapy (takes a while, not very effective), injection with steroids (very effective), or surgery (rarely needed).

In brief: Bursitis

Bursitis is often felt as pain and tenderness to touch on the outside part of the hip area, especially when lying on it.
Treatment can be giving it time, physical therapy (takes a while, not very effective), injection with steroids (very effective), or surgery (rarely needed).
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