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Re: Hip pain... bone cancer? I feel like going insane!
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2014, 10:23:43 AM »
I had the *exact* same fear.  Went to the Dr who told me hip pain is unbelievably common.  I finally told him what my real fear was (bone cancer) and his exact reply "that's extreme thinking".  Mine was my SI joint flaring - took some anti-inflammatories and I was much better.

From what I understand, bone cancer is absolutely debilitating pain.

Exactly...it's called catastrophizing.

Gee think I have HA?? ;)  Seriously, I got treated for HA and whenever I feel it creeping up and say that to myself in his voice.  Works like a chart.
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Re: Hip pain... bone cancer? I feel like going insane!
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2014, 11:41:36 AM »
Most people don't know where the hip joint is actually located.  The hip joint is actually located in the groin area.  When people complain of hip pain the almost always point the outside of the hip.  Question is it tender to touch...specifically on the outside of the hip on the side?  If so, then it's likely tronchanteric bursitis.  If you are active, specifically if you work out with weights or resistance training it's likely tendonitis.  This takes care of about 90% of your hip complaints.  Osteoarthritis of the hip is also in the realm of possibility but much less likely.  Cancer of this hip would be WAY down on the differential list.  Why not just go to the doc on Monday and get an x-ray?

Well, I know where the hip joint is located and that is exactly where I feel the pain. Sometimes in the groin, other times deep in the lateral. I use the 'C sign' and cup my hip with my hand to localize the pain. I don't have pain when I touch & feel around the hip structures.

I am also a sedentary person, but occasionally do butt exercises that involve moving the legs & hips.

I don't want to have X-rays done because I'm trying to get pregnant and I don't want any radiation to that area...

Can this still be a tendonitis if the pain is in the groin/deep lateral?

I had my boyfriend perform some hip tests on me. The FABER is positive but the femuro acetabular impingement tests were all negative. Piriformis test also negative, except when done in an extreme position.
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Re: Hip pain... bone cancer? I feel like going insane!
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2014, 12:03:06 PM »
My pain can go from hip right down to my foot. There have been times when I nearly lost my balance. Yet I don't still think it is anything serious. Inactivity can bring it on for me. If I go for a walk it tends to loosen things up a lot and the pain can vanish. That is why I say muscular. Though at times it can feel like my bones just want to snap. With me it does be mainly on my right side. The foot I use as a rule. I seriously think I just accepted it is there. I pay it little attention, even when it is bad. The more we focus on such things the more we are aware of them.

It does sound muscular, could be your piriformis muscle, sometimes it can pinch the sciatic nerve and shoot pain into your leg.
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Re: Hip pain... bone cancer? I feel like going insane!
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2014, 01:33:27 PM »
Most people don't know where the hip joint is actually located.  The hip joint is actually located in the groin area.  When people complain of hip pain the almost always point the outside of the hip.  Question is it tender to touch...specifically on the outside of the hip on the side?  If so, then it's likely tronchanteric bursitis.  If you are active, specifically if you work out with weights or resistance training it's likely tendonitis.  This takes care of about 90% of your hip complaints.  Osteoarthritis of the hip is also in the realm of possibility but much less likely.  Cancer of this hip would be WAY down on the differential list.  Why not just go to the doc on Monday and get an x-ray?
  No tenderness means its not bursitis.  Yes, it most certainly can be tendonitis. 

Well, I know where the hip joint is located and that is exactly where I feel the pain. Sometimes in the groin, other times deep in the lateral. I use the 'C sign' and cup my hip with my hand to localize the pain. I don't have pain when I touch & feel around the hip structures.

I am also a sedentary person, but occasionally do butt exercises that involve moving the legs & hips.

I don't want to have X-rays done because I'm trying to get pregnant and I don't want any radiation to that area...

Can this still be a tendonitis if the pain is in the groin/deep lateral?

I had my boyfriend perform some hip tests on me. The FABER is positive but the femuro acetabular impingement tests were all negative. Piriformis test also negative, except when done in an extreme position.
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Re: Hip pain... bone cancer? I feel like going insane!
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2014, 01:49:39 PM »
Thank you Shawn.

How long would a tendonitis take to heal?

I was thinking of waiting one more month before seeing a doctor or having an mri done, maybe the pain will subside in the meantime. Does this sound like a reasonable thing to do?
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Re: Hip pain... bone cancer? I feel like going insane!
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2014, 03:24:58 PM »
Thank you Shawn.

How long would a tendonitis take to heal?

I was thinking of waiting one more month before seeing a doctor or having an mri done, maybe the pain will subside in the meantime. Does this sound like a reasonable thing to do?

I do believe that to be a reasonable amount of time before jumping to an MRI.  It can take several weeks, sometimes longer...depending on the cause and severity.  But, only your family doc can decide when to go to the MRI.  I would keep him in the loop.
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Re: Hip pain... bone cancer? I feel like going insane!
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2014, 04:05:40 PM »
Thank you Shawn.

How long would a tendonitis take to heal?

I was thinking of waiting one more month before seeing a doctor or having an mri done, maybe the pain will subside in the meantime. Does this sound like a reasonable thing to do?

I do believe that to be a reasonable amount of time before jumping to an MRI.  It can take several weeks, sometimes longer...depending on the cause and severity.  But, only your family doc can decide when to go to the MRI.  I would keep him in the loop.

Oh, unfortunately I haven't seen my family doctor in a lot of time, I don't find her very competent. I usually go directly to specialists.

I was thinking of an MRI because I'd never want to have X-rays done around my ovaries. But I think I can wait one month.

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Re: Hip pain... bone cancer? I feel like going insane!
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2015, 01:31:50 PM »
This thread is from a while ago but hope you answer .. Did you find out what was causing the hip pain because I have exactly what you described and i can walk fine sleep fine just when I move a certain way my hip hurts. Been a month still trying to figure out what and my panic is getting to me.
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