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Hip pain

Hip pain: Introduction

Pain in the hip joint can indicate various hip conditions. True hip joint pain is actually often felt as groin pain, and needs to be distinguished from thigh pain, particularly upper thigh pain, buttock pain, and side pain....more »

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Causes of Hip pain:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Hip pain. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Hip pain

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Causes of Types of Hip pain:

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Hip pain: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Hip pain, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Hip pain Treatments

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Alternative Treatments for Hip pain

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Hip pain may include:

Stories from Users for Hip pain

Real-life user stories relating to Hip pain:

Message Boards for Hip pain

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Hip pain or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Hip pain:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Hip pain. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Observe gait when walking - e.g. if walking with a limp, with the leg deviated inwards towards the other leg and the foot slightly turned outwards, the likely diagnosis is osteoarthritis.
    • Note position of leg when the person is laying flat - e.g. if after an injury or fall, the leg is shortened and turned outwards a fractured neck of the femur is the likely diagnosis; if the leg is turned inwards must suspect posterior dislocation of the hip.
    • Feel the front of the hip joint for joint tenderness and the side of the thigh for tenderness which may suggest trochanteric bursitis or gluteus medius tendonitis
    • Test range of movement of the hip joint
    • Measure leg length to detect inequalities
  • more tests...»

Hip pain: Animations

Medications or substances causing Hip pain:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Hip pain as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Hip pain: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Hip pain may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Hip pain

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Hip pain. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist here.

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Hip pain: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Hip pain

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Hip pain: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Hip pain

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Hip pain: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Hip pain: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Hip pain listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Hip pain as a symptom include:

Organs affected by Hip pain:

The list of organs typically affected by Hip pain may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Hip pain

The list below shows some of the causes of Hip pain mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Hip pain?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Hip pain. Of the 111 causes of Hip pain that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 6 causes are "common" diseases
  • 6 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 4 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 100 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Hip pain:

The following list of conditions have 'Hip pain' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Hip pain:

The following list of medical conditions have Hip pain or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.



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Causes of Hip pain Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Hip pain based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Hip pain?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Hip pain, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    What are the alternative names for Hip pain:

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    Classifications of Hip pain:

    Medical Conditions associated with Hip pain:

    Hip symptoms (285 causes), Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Pelvic symptoms (371 causes), Bone symptoms (2907 causes), Skeletal symptoms (4109 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Sexual symptoms (1838 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Intercourse symptoms (258 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Hip pain:

    Stiff hip (17 causes), Leg pain (214 causes), Groin pain (37 causes), Thigh pain (26 causes), Side pain (33 causes), Buttock pain (28 causes), Arthritis (224 causes), Trocanteric bursitis, Fracture, Muscle strain (8 causes), Tendonitis

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    Medical News summaries about Hip pain

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Hip pain

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