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.